Try these espresso-based coffee drinks.

mocha and latte espresso coffee drinks

If you like those great coffee drinks you get at coffee shops and want to make them at home, here is where you’ll find out how to make them.

Of course, you will need an espresso machine, as the base for all these drinks is a shot of espresso.

If you don’t have an espresso machine, check out our home espresso machine page.

If you do, drive right in and try one or all of the following.

With each recipe you will first be making a shot of espresso and will then be steaming milk in a jug. Once steamed, the jug with have froth on the top and the hot, steamed milk underneath.

In case you're just starting out, let's begin with a picture of a single shot of espresso, with a nice crema on top.

The espresso

A single shot of espresso, with a nice crema on top.

And now for the espresso-based drinks themselves, in no particular order.

Cappuccino

Equal parts espresso, steamed milk, and frothed milk. If you like, sprinkle with ground chocolate, cinnamon or nutmeg.

Caffé Latté

Cafe Latte served on an outdoor terrace after lunch

Caffé Latté is similar to the cappuccino but with less foam and more of the steamed milk. A latté is made by holding back the foam with a spoon while pouring the frothed milk from the steaming pitcher. The caffé latté is completed by being topped with a small amount of foam.

Caffé Mocha

A caffé mocha is made by adding powdered or chocolate syrup to a hot shot of espresso and blended. Steamed milk is then be added to the mixture and topped with whipped cream.

Espresso Macchiato

The Espresso Macchiato starts with a shot of espresso and then a small amount of foamed milk is spooned over the shot. Macchiato is Italian for "marked," meaning the espresso is marked with foam.

Espresso Con Panna

This is an Espresso Macchiato using whipped cream in place of the foamed milk. The drink gets its name Con Panna which means "with cream."

Caffé Americano

Caffe Americano with milk on the side

The Caffé Americano is similar to regular brewed coffee. It is made with a single or double shot of espresso combined with 6 to 8 ounces of hot water out of an espresso machine.

Cafe au Lait

Similar to Caffe Latte, except that an au lait is made with brewed coffee instead of espresso. Additionally, the ratio of milk to coffee is 1:1, making for a much less intense taste.

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