How To Make A Latte?

Your latte is made up of two main ingredients: coffee and milk. When it comes to the type of milk and coffee you want to use, you have a few options to choose from in accordance with your preferences for the flavor of your latte. Separate the tasks of making espresso and frothing milk into two distinct phases.

Given that milk accounts for approximately two-thirds of the total volume of a latte, it is critical that this step be completed correctly. It is important not to add too much milk foam to the drink. You should have a nice, thin layer of foam on top of your latte to finish it off. 

Fill your filter basket with the appropriate amount of coffee and set your espresso machine to brew into your latte glass at the appropriate time. While this is taking place, you can begin heating the milk, starting with only a third of your milk jug. Due to the fact that there needs to be enough space in the container for the milk to expand while at the same time there needs to be enough milk present to achieve the required foaming motion, this is necessary.

  • Coffee:
    Traditional lattes are made with espresso, which provides caffeine as well as coffee flavor. However, if you do not have access to an espresso maker, you can achieve the same results by using a strong brewed coffee.

  • Milk:
    Use whatever kind of milk you prefer! If you want a latte that is rich and creamy, use 2 percent whole milk. If you're looking for a lighter cup of coffee, try to skim or 1 percent milk instead. Additionally, you can experiment with new dairy-free alternatives such as almond milk, rice milk, or soymilk.

While the coffee is brewing, warm 1 to 1.5 cups of milk in a saucepan over medium heat to make a frothy glass of milk. If you don't have a milk frother, you can whisk vigorously the heated milk into a froth. 

To make your favorite cup of coffee, pour the coffee into your favorite mug, leaving a little room at the top for your frothy milk. Pour the milk over the coffee, reserving some of the froth with a spoon for a decorative finish.

Once you have only froth left, finish the pour by layering the froth on the tippy top of the beverage to finish it off properly. You can use as little or as much froth as you like depending on your preference. Adding more froth will make it more like a cappuccino, while less froth will keep it closer to the original.

You can customize this recipe by adding a variety of optional toppings to it to give it more flavor and personality while keeping it simple. Cinnamon, honey, sugar, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, nutmeg, brown sugar, and hazelnut extract are just a few of the flavoring ingredients! All you have to do now is combine them with the warm milk and coffee mixture before topping it with the remaining foam.

It's time to sit back and enjoy your homemade latte!

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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: 

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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: 

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