Both a cappuccino and a latte are not your average cups of coffee. Rather than being created in a drip coffee maker or a fresh press, both start with a shot of espresso as the base. However, a cappuccino and a latte differ in their final presentation and with their composition of ingredients. For a great-tasting cappuccino or latte, start with high-quality coffee beans from Lavie Coffee. We offer a coffee grind that is specifically formulated for an espresso machine.
How Are Cappuccinos and Lattes Similar?
Both cappuccinos and lattes start with a shot or two of espresso and add steamed milk and foamed milk. Espresso is a highly concentrated form of coffee that is made using an espresso machine. The espresso machine uses high-pressure and very fine coffee beans to create a small amount of highly concentrated coffee. It is important to use high-quality coffee beans from Lavie Coffee because an inconsistent coffee grind will clog up your espresso machine. A single shot of espresso can contain the same, if not more, caffeine as a regular cup of coffee.
Difference Between Cappuccinos and Lattes
To understand the difference between a cappuccino and a latte, you must know how both are arranged and created. A cappuccino is created by pouring a shot of espresso into a cup, followed by a layer of steamed milk, and finished with a layer of thick foam on top. Every layer is separated in the cup but flows together at the end to achieve a perfectly smooth cup of coffee.
On the other hand, a latte starts with a shot of espresso and is blended with a layer of steamed milk. A latte also uses more steamed milk than a cappuccino, so the overall cappuccino taste is diluted. A traditional latte is also topped with a layer of thick foam.
Is a Cappuccino or Latte Better?
Where you prefer a cappuccino or a latte all comes down to preference. A cappuccino will have a stronger espresso taste and fewer calories than a latte. However, a latte can be blended with several syrups and flavorings to offer a unique flavor profile that cannot be achieved in a cappuccino. Regardless of the type of coffee that you prefer, you should start with a high-quality coffee bean to produce a great-tasting shot of espresso. Lavie Coffee has both single original and blended coffee grinds available. All our coffee beans are of the highest quality and roasted to order. Check out our full selection of coffee beans at Lavie Coffee.