With a cortado, equal amounts of espresso and milk are usually used, although you can use slightly more milk if you like. Cortados are usually placed in small cups that hold five to seven ounces of coffee. In California, the Gibraltar glass is usually used instead, which is an exact four and a half ounces.
What is a cortado coffee?
Is a cortado the same as a latte?
The Cubans also have their own version that’s named “Cordito” – a mix of espresso and condensed milk. However, the ratios can differ depending on the location. Other than that, the cortado and the latte are two different worlds. The cortado and the macchiato are not the same, even though many people mistakenly believe it.
How to make a cortado?
Now that you know what a cortado is, try making it. If you can make espresso, then you can make cortado. All you need to do is pour your double espresso into a demitasse or gibraltar, add two shots of lightly steamed milk, and you’re done! It’s a lot quicker and more convenient if you have an espresso maker with a wand.