How Italians like to drink coffee - Caffe Macchiato - Papa Vince

How Italians like to drink coffee - Caffe Macchiato

If you've ever visited Italy, you'll know that Italians don't drink huge cups of coffee like we do in the US and that's why Stefano spent some time explaining the Italian Coffee menu so you can be a little more clued up on your next trip to Italy.


There is a lot of confusion about this little cup of coffee.  In the US many of the big coffee chains have taken the name & made it into a large, syrupy sweet beverage, what Stefano calls 'a big gulp coffee.'  He tells us though that in Italy a macchiato is just like you see in the photo.  It's a shot of espresso with a teaspoon of hot frothy milk on top, just enough to take the hint of bitterness off the coffee.

Here's how to make a Caffe Macchiato

  1. Make your espresso using a moka pot or an espresso machine.
  2. Put a shot of espresso into a small cup.
  3. Froth some cold milk and once it's hot & frothy, add a teaspoon full to the espresso.
  4. Serve & enjoy.

Watch Stefano as he shows you how to make a caffe macchiato at home in the short video below.

If you're looking for a great tasting coffee, you need to try Papa Vince whole bean coffee, it's slow roasted in Sicily and has a smooth, sweet taste that is low in acid and can be enjoyed without cream or sugar.