What Is Macchiato Coffee? The Ultimate Guide

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With so many coffee varieties so readily available to us now, it’s difficult to know exactly what each coffee is and their differences in taste. Unlike the infamous cappuccino or espresso, the macchiato is less recognised. So, exactly what is a macchiato?

We explain what a macchiato is, what its variations are, and its main differences to other coffees.

What is a macchiato?

In Italian, the term “macchiato” translates as “marked” or “stained”, meaning a stained or marked coffee. The macchiato is an espresso coffee drink, topped with a small amount of foamed or steamed milk to allow the taste of the espresso to still shine through.

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