How to Make the Perfect Latte
I am a bit of a coffee drinker. I can’t wait to have my first cup in the morning and sit and watch the birds. I also have a two year old so the bird watching is not as achievable as the latte 😉 Then, like clockwork 2:00 pm rolls around and I need my “crutch cup of coffee.” I just like it. My 3rd and final latte of the day occurs at about 10:00 pm while I relax and watch a movie…and yes I sleep at night.
Better than Starbucks
After trying my latte, a friend said it was better than Starbucks and she was coming over every morning for a cup of coffee from then on…
The Perfect Latte:
- ♥ I use the Gaggia Classic Espresso Machine: Gaggia Classic Semi-Automatic Espresso Maker. Pannarello Wand for Latte and Cappuccino Frothing. Brews for Both Single and Double Shots.
- ♥ Put 2 scoops of Starbucks espresso grounds in the filter holder, press down on this with the tamper, insert the filter holder into it’s slot, place a cup under the filter holder and then brew. Basically you are making a double shot for each cup of coffee so you will repeat this step for each cup of coffee.
- ♥ To froth milk for 2 lattes at the same time, pour 1 1/8th cup of milk into a metal frothing cup (Domini Milk Frothing Pitcher Stainless Steel Metal 12 20 32 oz -For Milk Frothers, Espresso Cappuccino Coffee, Creamer ,Steaming ,chef,motta). Start frothing and circle it around the cup every 5 seconds or so in order to avoid burning the milk. Start to turn the dial off at 120°f so that by the time you are done the milk will be at 140°f. Pour the milk into each cup of espresso and clean your machine.
- ♥ For those who like sugar (ie: my husband): Put 1-2 tbs of white sugar, stir and drink.
- ♥ For the Perfect Latte: Just add a sprinkling of cinnamon on top, stir and enjoy!
- ♠ Note: I used 2 different sized cups to show you can use either with the machine. For a taller coffee mug, you just have to remove the Tray.
♦ Gaggia Descaling Solution (You will need to clean the machine every 2-3 months): Gaggia Decalcifier Descaler Solution,250ml 2-Pack
♦ Starbucks Ground Espresso: Starbucks Espresso Roast Dark Roast Ground Coffee, 12-Ounce Bag
♦ Dark Chocolate Pirouline Rolled Wafers: Pirouline Rolled Wafers, Crème filled Dark Chocolate 14oz tin (pack of 6)