Whats Your Poison?

Im officially declaring the humble 'Cortado' as my drink of choice for this coming summer during those long lazy cafe stops. Cortado (from the Spanish cortar) is an espresso "cut" with a small amount of warm milk to reduce the acidity. The ratio of milk to coffee is between 1:1 - 1:2, and the milk is added after the espresso.
In Cuba, it is known as a cortadito. It's usually served in a special glass, often with a metal ring base and a metal wire handle. There are several variations, including cortado condensada (espresso with condensed milk) and leche y leche (with condensed milk and cream on top). These drinks look amazing with their intricate layering!


Jez said...

The cortado in the video is a bit like a slightly stronger latte, but without the foam.

The top one looks a lot more inviting - like a macchiato with a bigger topping of firm foam.

For me it's got to be a macchiato for that pre-ride kick because the expresso shot is kept nice and pure so it has edge, but there's a hint of milky micro foam to slightly round off the flavour. The beans? - anything from Monmouth coffee.

How do they get the milk to sink in pic 3? Is it because it is condensed?

Anonymous said...

thats a freakin' machiatto!

excerptsfromlife said...

Small skim cappuccino from http://www.atomicafe.com/

Jace said...

I love Cortados. Thanks for sharing. Yes "anonymous" it's essentially a macchiato and it's so good!

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