If you want to make sure you are not served a glass of cold milk, these are a couple of words you can add to your basic order of un latte:
- caldo: steams the milk so it is hot and frothy
- macchiato: steams the milk and adds a shot of espresso
- caffelatte: warms up the milk, so it is hot but not frothy, and adds coffee. This is what I had for breakfast as a child. I would never order it in a coffee shop: it would be embarrassing.
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