Let’s say you’re sitting in a coffee house and you order a macchiato. The barista jots down your order and comes back with one of two drinks – either a caffè macchiato or a latte macchiato. Did you get the one you wanted?
A caffè macchiato (café macchiato) is an espresso “stained” with a bit of milk or milk foam on top while a latte macchiato is a glass of hot milk “stained” with a shot (or two) of espresso. These are two very different drinks, so make sure when you order a macchiato, you are getting the version you wanted!