Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Differences between latte and cappucino

I found 2 of the best answers from

I used to work in a bar cum restaurant back in melbourne. I have never question my superior on what is the difference. I only know that he show me how to make it.

Now after 8 yrs later .. I'm finally enlighten .. eureka ...

Answer 1:
"cappuccino is a serving of espresso (about 2 ounces) with essentially similar amounts of milk and a rather stiff milk foam. Caffè latte is a serving of espresso with about three times as much milk, topped with a short head of foam. So a latte is milder and has a milkier taste." from

Answer 2:
"Both a latte a cappuccino are usually based on a 30ml shot of coffee. A cappuccino is 1/3rd coffee, 1/3 warm milk and 1/3 froth (Thats when its made properly- usually alot of people will make it milkier than that). A latte is supposed to be served in a glass rather than a cup, and is 1/4 coffee, 2/4 milk and 1/4 froth. For its optimum, the beans need to be grinded just before use and the milk should be textured to 60 degrees celcius" from


YuNiq said...

Thanks for the info. You also coffee addict izit? Actually I kinda like to add non-dairy creamer. Sadly the coffee giants don't do that. Wonder why? Maybe I'm alien. ;-)

Alex Yap said...

ya i'm coffee addict ..

back then when i was in melbourne, i always start my day with latte. I love latte more as compare to cappucino.

now back to malaysia .. always start my day with nescafe.

recently i found a new espresso machine by Krups .. huh . fully automated .. 2.9K man .. my dream machine.