Caffeine Trivia 02.17.14

Café Au Lait vs Café Con Leche

Café con leche is Spanish for “coffee with milk,” and it means the same thing as café au lait, which is French, and caffè e latte, which is Italian. Also, the word “misto” is often used to refer to a café au lait.

This drink is made by mixing coffee made from a drip or French press machine and scalded (not steamed) milk in a 1:1 ratio.

In some American coffeehouses, a café au lait is actually a cappuccino or latte (made with steamed, not scalded, milk) with regularly brewed coffee instead of espresso.


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