Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Latte Macchiato anyone?

Thinking of Orvieto. "Bella Italia: Orvieto Sketchbook."
My trip is May 2010 and it's a go. Join us! We can drink Latte Macchiatos and draw them too. In fact, we can taste all the Italian Caffès and create a beautiful page in our sketchbook all about caffè!
Caffè - In Italy the word “caffè’” means an espresso. There is no need to specify “espresso.” It is served in a demitasse cup “tazzina” with its own saucer and little stirring spoon.
Caffè Macchiato - “Macchiare” means to stain. This is an espresso “stained” with a tiny bit of hot milk, probably frothed.
Caffè Macchiato Freddo – Freddo means cold. An espresso served in a demitasse cup with cold or lukewarm milk on the side. It is a regular caffè next to a carafe of milk, which you add.
Cappuccino – Most of us know this one – an espresso and steamed, frothy milk added so that there is a layer of milk foam in a larger cup, a tazza. Many barristas make an art of the way the foam appears. An Italian cappuccino is smaller than you get in the U.S. - and better!
Marocchino - In some areas of Italy, also called an Espressino or Mocacchino. It is a shot of espresso served in a glass demitasse with a sprinkling of cacao (chocolate) and milk foam spooned on top.
Caffè Corretto – This literally means a corrected coffee. It is an espresso in a demitasse cup, with a “shot” of liquor of your choice.
Caffè Americano - A shot of espresso with hot water added and served in the larger cup – this is as close as you'll get to American brewed coffee.


  1. Oh what a dreamy idea that is ahhhhhhhh- I will eagerly await your Italy installments!!!!

  2. You know if I could - I'd be there!

  3. Oh Jane, don't tease me like that! My idea of paradise: good coffee, in Italy, making art. Oh so much different and relaxing than an RV trip in America. I am saving my pennies in hopes of an Italian affair. OH! I mean trip. Ha ha.


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