Coffee: Find Out The Difference Between A Latte And A Cappuccino


A coffee lover can not imagine their day going without a cup of coffee. But for those who are new and do not know which beverage consists of what, read on

Written By Anushka Pathania | Mumbai | Updated On:

For many people, coffee is more than just a beverage. It is a morning ritual for some and a treat to taste buds for others. Many feel comfortable meeting new people on coffee dates. Many find it essential to keep their working mode on.

Coffee is more than a beverage. It is a culture. It is not easy for everyone to make the best coffee. It is an art. It involves science.  Whether someone is new to the brew or an espresso expert, there’s always something they can always learn about coffee. It requires the right proportions of milk, espresso and hot water.

Know your coffee

Coffee can be served in different forms. Latte, Americano, Mocha, Cappuccino and many more. Here is a list of the most popular coffee beverages and their basic difference. Enjoy your coffee!

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Latte or caffé e latte is a milk-based drink. It has more milk and just a little coffee. The proportion to use to make a latte for yourself is 1/6 espresso, 4/6 steamed milk, 1/6 foamed milk. You may add sugar, depending upon your requirement.


Americano is for people who want to stay up and alert. Americano has just Espresso and hot water. The proportion to use for making Americano is use between 1 and 2 parts water to 1-part espresso. You may or may not add sugar. Depending on whether you want to make it sweet.

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Mocha is a chocolate flavoured alternative for a latte. The proportion for a mocha would be 2/5 espresso, 2/5 chocolate, 1/5 steamed milk. It is a strong coffee with a chocolate flavour. Depending upon your taste, add sugar. Although you may want to avoid adding sugar since there is chocolate flavour added in it already.

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Cappuccino is a very popular beverage. It has more milk than espresso. The proportion to make a cappuccino is 1/3 espresso, 1/3 steamed milk, 1/3 foamed milk. Since the milk added is more than espresso, espresso is dialled down a bit with milk. Despite that, the coffee taste is maintained.

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