What is a cortado?

A cortado is a drink made with equal parts milk and espresso. It's also known as a gibraltar.

How many espresso shots are in a cortado?

Cortados are made with 2 shots of espresso.

What does cortado mean?

In Spanish, the word “cortado” means “cut.”  This refers to the milk “cutting through” the espresso.

Difference between cortado and latte

Cortado is made with 2 ounces of milk and lattes are made with 8 or more ounces.

Difference between cortado and flat white

Cortado is made with 2 ounces of steamed milk and flat whites are made with 4 ounces of steamed milk.

Cortados are served in 4 ounce cups.

Cortados at Starbucks

Cortados aren't on the menu at Starbucks. To order it, get 2 shots of espresso with 2 ounces of steamed milk.

See how to make a cortado at home with an espresso machine, Nespresso, or Keurig.