How Much Milk In Latte?

The standard latte recipe calls for one-third espresso, two-thirds steamed milk, and a thin layer of micro foam on the surface. Too much and you'll hardly taste the coffee, too little and you'll be drinking a cappuccino. You can easily adjust the size of your latte to this ratio. However, the traditional size of the latte is between 10 and 12 ounces.

Despite the fact that they are very similar, cappuccinos contain more foam and less milk. After the shot of espresso is poured into the cup, steamed milk is added to fill the middle of the cup, and the drink is finished with a thick layer of milk foam and, on occasion, a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.

Pour a double shot of espresso into a 10-ounce cup and set the cup aside. Approximately 7-8 ounces of milk should be steamed. Attempting to introduce less air into the milk (think 3-4 seconds of chirping/paper tearing sounds) will result in a more milky cup of coffee.

When it comes to lattes and cappuccinos, we always recommend using whole milk. It contains just the right amount of fats, proteins, sugar, and water to produce smooth micro foam without becoming overly creamy.

Latte contains more calories than other coffee drinks, because of the presence of milk in the mix. Identifying the number of calories in a cup of coffee is essential if you're trying to keep track of your daily intake of calories. You only have to be concerned about the calories in the milk because coffee has no calories.

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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: 

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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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