The cortado is an espresso drink with the perfect balance of milk and espresso! It’s a uniquely smooth pairing that’s silky and robust.
- Make the espresso: Go to How to Make Espresso.
- Steam the milk: Steam the milk with an espresso machine (stretching the milk to 20 to 25% in height), or froth the milk with a frother, French press or whisk. Use 1/2 cup milk for this process: discard the leftovers or make two drinks.
- Serve: Pour 2 ounces espresso into the cortado glass, then top with the steamed milk. Drink immediately.
*To convert to tablespoons, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons
- Category: Drink
- Method: Espresso
- Cuisine: Coffee