The Making of The Latte Macchiato

Recently we tweeted about making some inverted lattes in the cafe and that got people wondering – what the heck is an inverted latte?

Inverted latte (aka the latte macchiato) – espresso poured on top of milk. Literally, ‘stained milk.’

Unlike a traditional latte – milk poured on espresso – this process is reversed. The espresso is gently poured into the cup, sitting on top of the heavier milk but below the lighter foam.

To demo the process, here is our barista-in-training Aiden and the latte guru himself, Tristan, with a little how-to video: