Espresso Macchiato vs. Latte Macchiato

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They may sound similar, but the Espresso Macchiato and the Latte Macchiato are near opposites when it comes to taste. The word macchiato means "marked" in Italian. So an Espresso Macchiato is mostly espresso, marked with a small amount of steamed milk and foam for those who love a rich, bold taste. A Latte Macchiato is mostly steamed milk, marked with espresso for those who prefer a creamier drink.

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