For a single shot of espresso, I don't like to put too much milk. I even like Caffe macchiato (Please don't be confused with Latte macchiato).

For cappuccino, I like cups with 180ml maximum. I heard that the Italian style is between 150-190ml. What is your knowledge about this?

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We use 180ml. Always have... based on some Italian experience but also on my Kiwi cafe experience. We use the 160ml for flatwhites.
What is the flatwhite? I read it too much these days, especially from UK.

Alun Evans said:
We use 180ml. Always have... based on some Italian experience but also on my Kiwi cafe experience. We use the 160ml for flatwhites.
Traditional Cappuccinos are made of 25ml of espresso and 125ml of milk steam...

Lungo or Caffe Americano: An Espresso made with more water - opposite a Ristretto.

Macchiato: Espresso that is "marked" with a dollop of steamed milk on top.

Corretto: Espresso that is "corrected" with grappa, cognac or sambuca.

Cappuccino scuro: Cappuccino prepared with less milk and is a darker color.

Cappuccino chiaro: Cappuccino prepared with more milk (but less than a caffe latte) and is lighter in color.

Caffe' latte: Espresso made with more milk than a cappuccino but only a small amount of foam. In Italy it is usually a breakfast drink.

Latte macchiato: Steamed milk that is "marked" (sometimes ornately) with a shot of espresso coffee.

A tradition in the cafés of Naples is to order a caffè sospeso – literally, a coffee "in suspense" – as a sign of your good fortune. When a sospeso is ordered, the customer pays for two coffees, but only receives one. That way, when a person who is homeless or otherwise down on their luck walks into the café, the person can ask if there are any coffees held in suspense, and can have one as a courtesy of the first customer. Though the custom has been a part of Neapolitan society for many years, it is somewhat less common today.
I just quoted the part that is related to this thread. So, you say it is 150ml. That is my preference too.

The custom in Napoli (as you mentioned) is quite intrested. How about it these days? Still if we order it, the waiter will not be surprised? OR still it is normal?


Giovanni Caffarella said:
Traditional Cappuccinos are made of 25ml of espresso and 125ml of milk steam.

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