A common drink ordered in coffee shops is a
There is a lot of confusion about what a macchiato actually is, but that is because there is actually two types of a macchiato.
What most people think of when they think of macchiato is a caramel macchiato. However, a caramel macchiato is not the original macchiato.
Macchiato is Italian for marked with.
A traditional cafe macchiato is espresso "marked with" foam.
The drink is served in a small cup around 2 oz.
The temperature of the drink is a bit cooler than a cappuccino.The milk helps cut the power of the shot just a little bit for a small but powerful drink.
Americans invented something called a latte macchiato, which means milk "marked with" espresso. It is essentially a latte, but the milk is put in the cup first and then the shots of espresso last. This is what has become the caramel macchiato.