Macchiato is made with one or two shots of espresso (2 oz or 4 oz) and a dollop of frothed milk. It’s predominantly espresso, just a tad milder. Cortado is made with a shot of espresso and equal parts steamed milk. The larger amount of milk used affects the strength, taste, and color.
What is a macchiato?
Why does my macchiato taste like a cortado?
If the macchiato is made using more milk foam then it will give the macchiato a creamier and less strong taste that is more like a cortado. The way that the espresso is made will also have an impact on the taste of the macchiato.
Is a macchiato healthier than a latte?
As a macchiato is typically a smaller drink, less sugar is required to sweeten the drink, and less milk is added. For that reason, a macchiato is typically considered more healthy than, say, a latte or cappuccino. Conclusion