Cappuccino vs. Latte

Comparing two favorites

No comparison of espresso drinks would be complete without the cappuccino and latte. Each is Italian in origin and made with espresso and milk. But the differences are created through one important function: barista craft.

At the height of a barista’s craft lies the cappuccino. Dark, rich espresso lies in wait under a smoothed and stretched layer of thick foam. Trained to know when each drink has reached a specific weight, baristas pass the test when the drink you hold in your hand is a perfect balance of light and airy foam and deeply delicious espresso.

With the layers more distinct, the coffee flavor is strong.

Baristas craft the latte in a very different way. The layers of espresso and steamed milk are mixed together and topped with a light layer of foam. The drink is creamier and the coffee flavor is more subtle.

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