- Espresso coffee
- Ground cinnamon (optional)
- Your De’Longhi espresso machine
- A metal milk jug and milk thermometer (or use the integrated milk frothing and temperature functions on your De’Longhi coffee machine if available)
- Caffelatte glass (to serve)
Two Kinds of Macchiato
There are two different and opposing types of Macchiato: a Latte Macchiato is for those who prefer a very milky coffee with just a small caffeine boost, and the Caffé Macchiato for those who crave their caffeine kick but also want a creamy taste.
The term Macchiato literally translates as "stained" or "marked". In either type of Macchiato, the addition of a splash of white milk (in black coffee) or black coffee (in white milk) "marks" the drink and differentiates it. Here's how to make both kinds!