Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Cafe Latte vs. Cafe Au Lait

I'm not a huge coffee drinker, but here lately I've been getting in the habit of having one or two at work. At work we have a nifty machine that makes 20 or so different coffees and teas and you just push the button on the screen and it tells you what packets to put into the machine. I'll normally make a cafe latte with house blend coffee, but the other day when I stopped at the coffee shop and got one, I was told that is is made with a shot of espresso. I didn't put much thought into it until this weekend, after stopping at the coffee shop, my husband asked me what the difference was between a latte and an au lait. Me being me - I decided to find out.

Cafe au lait is equal parts milk and coffee
Cafe Latte is 1/3 espresso shot with 2/3 steamed milk

I guess you learn something new everyday!


Amy Ellen said...

I never knew that. Good to know.

Kristen said...

I never knew that either. But I don't enjoy coffee.

Sue J said...

Ya learn something new every day. I like Chai Latte, which is spiced tea latte style. Originates in India.

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