Once the coffee made with mocha was a tradition as well as a habit. Today, thanks to modern machines, taking coffee with all its possible variations has become a real pleasure. Warm and creamy at the right point, fill the room with perfume every time you prepare; one of the versions that the Italians like best is the good coffee with milk , especially if done at home with the espresso machine.
Coffee with milk is not just adding milk, it would be all too easy; for a macchiato, a minimum amount of preparation is required. The procedure is simple but you must do it by following some basic steps.
How to make the coffee macchiato
- The first thing to do is whisk the milk until a thick, dense froth is reached.
- Immerse the steam nozzle in the milk by rotating the container while it is heating ; in this way milk and foam can mix, avoiding the formation of bubbles.
- Before the term of the foam preparation start the coffee machine ; doing so will be ready to not waste time and let the milk cool.
- At this point, all you have to do is pour the foam into the coffee , in the middle. Be careful to pour the right amount of milk (a small amount), otherwise the coffee is likely to become a cappuccino.
A few simple steps that must be done precisely and quickly, otherwise the effect of frothed milk is lost and the coffee does not taste right.
Modern coffee machines
Modern espresso machines are very precise and coffee, thanks to the capsules, is prepared in an impeccable manner, without being professional baristas.
The creaminess of coffee offers a very intense pleasure; with milk, then, acquires a flavor and a consistency that does not envy that prepared at the bar. Warning: the secret lies in the timing , the less time it will take to make it, the better it will be. It is estimated about 25 seconds to make a good foam to be poured into the coffee: with a little practice, at the third or fourth coffee we start to get good results!