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How to Make Espresso Macchiatos (Caffe Macchiatos)


An image of an espresso macchiato (espresso with texturized milk).

"Macchiato" means "mark." The Italian name refers to the "mark" of milk on top of the espresso, but now many other drinks are also called "macchiatos" for their "marks" of caramel or other ingredients. This macchiato has a "mark" of milk.

Lindsey Goodwin
Espresso Macchiatos (a.k.a. "Caffe Macchiatos") are compact, flavorful drinks consisting of espresso and foamed milk. Once you know how to pull espresso shots and froth milk, you can easily learn how to make Espresso Macchiatos and Latte Macchiatos.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: One Espresso Macchiato



In a macchiato cup (about four ounces), top the espresso with a dollop of steamed milk. Serve immediately.
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