Café cortado versus caffè macchiato
Wrote at 17:24 by Stefano Urso in: Gossip Café,
A cafè cortado (from the Spanish cortar, to cut) is popular in Spain and Portugal and it’s an espresso coffee cut with a dash of warm milk in order to reduce the coffee acidity. The café cortado is usually served in a special glass with a metal ring base and a metal wire handle. This coffee is called cortadito in Cuba tallat in Catalan region.
However it is important to distinguish the café cortado from the Italian caffè macchiato
that’s an espresso with a small amount of hot, foamed milk. The reason this coffee drink got its name was that the baristas needed to show to the serving waiters the difference between an espresso coffee and an espresso with a tiny bit milk in it.