The idea of making a high-quality cafe latte can make many people nervous. Many people think that they need to be experienced baristas to pour the perfect latte cup. However, making an authentic latte at home is not as difficult as it sounds.
In this piece, we will discuss how to make a genuine latte with our date coffee. It is a slight spin on the traditional latte, and it's called "The Datte."
Datte vs. Cappuccino
The latte is a hugely popular coffee type containing espresso and steamed milk with a thin foam layer. Many people confuse cappuccino and latte. However, the difference is quite easy to remember.
A cappuccino has equal parts milk, espresso, and foam. However, a latte has two parts steamed milk and 1 part espresso, only with a thin foam layer.
The key to creating the perfect foam for a latte is to get a wet paint-like texture. This is something you can do yourself without requiring any special training. In the language of baristas, it is called a microfoam.
When making a latte, use whole milk if you can. Whole milk creates the best foam because of its rich fat content. Another thing to ensure is that the milk should be as fresh as possible. The closer the milk is to the expiration date, the poorer it'll foam. We understand that a lot of people need, or simply prefer, to use a non-dairy milk. The good news is that you can make a datté no matter what type of milk you prefer!
Since our Korma Date Coffee is already ground, we recommend using a Moka pot or an espresso machine compatible with ground coffee for making the espresso. We love the Moka pot; it's so simple and makes a great espresso!
- 2 cups milk of choice
- 1 ⅓ cups freshly brewed espresso date coffee
- Heat milk on medium heat in a saucepan and let it gain some temperature. When milk is close to boiling, start whisking with a wire whisk to create foam. You can also use an electric whisk on a slow setting.
- Filter and pour freshly brewed Korma Date Coffee into four cups.
- Pour hot milk into four cups while holding back the foam.
- Spread the foam over each cup with a spoon, and your latte is ready to be served.