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  • Espresso coffee
  • Milk


  • Your coffee machine
  • A caffelatte glass
  • A metal milk jug and milk thermometer (or use the integrated milk frothing and temperature functions on your De’Longhi coffee machine if available)

Italy is probably home to the world’s most famous and beloved coffee culture. In Italy, the day begins with the caffelatte, enjoyed with a breakfast treat. 

For the ultimate convenience, De’Longhi‘s automatic espresso and cappuccino machines, such as the automatic bean-to-cup machine, will make a perfect caffelatte and many other delicious beverages at the touch of a button, no frothing involved.

The Nespresso systems use mess-free Nespresso capsules and have an auto clean milk carafe. Or the Dulce Gusto machines with Nestle Dulce Gusto capsules uses milk capsules, so there’s no need to heat, prepare or froth the milk separately.

However, if you don't have either of these machines, you can still prepare a caffelatte. Here's how:


Short caffelatte – 8oz

  • For a short caffelatte make one shot (2oz) of espresso coffee with your De’Longhi machine. For a machine with an integrated steam thermometer, choose a De’Longhi Pump Espresso machine.
  • Add 6oz of milk to your jug and place under the steam wand of your machine.
  • Heat the milk to 55-60°C, moving the wand from the top to the bottom of the milk as you heat in order to create a medium froth.
  • Add sugar to taste and stir.
  • Serve in an 8oz glass.

Long caffelatte – 16oz

  • For a long caffelatte use the same method as above but use two shots (4oz) of espresso and 12oz of milk and serve in a taller, 16oz glass.
  • Caffelatte can be enhanced with a variety of flavoured syrups. Choose from vanilla, caramel, chocolate or any other you like, add it to your coffee and stir. 

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