Does Espresso Have Milk?

Instead of milk, many espresso beverages use sugar, flavored syrups, or even cream. Every espresso and milk drink, regardless of quantity, gets a double dose of espresso.

One espresso shot is combined with 6-8 ounces of steaming milk and topped with froth if desired. A Flat White is a coffee without foam.

The 2:1 ratio of espresso to milk in an espresso macchiato results in a stronger espresso taste. A rich shot (or shots) of espresso topped with frothed milk. 

Adding milk to an espresso does not make it an espresso anymore. It turns into a new drink with distinct characteristics. Straight espresso may be too bitter for some people, so you can add a touch of sugar to it to make it sweeter. When you order a latte, you'll have a much creamier, milky taste with less of an espresso kick.

As a very basic description, the espresso brewing process gets the best parts of coffee without the worst of its taste. Espresso should be drunk right away because it loses quality quickly.

Most people drink espresso because it is rich and tasty. The water is meant to cleanse your palate before the first sip so you may experience the espresso more fully. It's traditionally drank with a light sprinkle of sugar on top, not breaking the crema surface, or served with a slice of lemon peel after a meal.

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OCM ( was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link). 

In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years: 

OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM 

OCM's Events: F&B Industry events by or with OCM

Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with. 

Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops: 

OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more. 

So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates: 

For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube

For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG

For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN 

PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).

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