What is a macchiato?

A macchiato is also called an espresso macchiato. It's a drink made with espresso and about an ounce of milk.

How many espresso shots are the drink?

A macchiato is made with 2 shots of espresso.

What does macchiato mean?

“Macchiato” means “stained” or “spotted” in Italian, which refers to the way the milk is placed on top of the espresso.

Difference between macchiato and latte

Macchiato is made with only an ounce of milk but a latte is made with at least 7 ounces of milk.

It’s pronounced MAKI-AH-TOE.

Macchiatos at Starbucks

There are 2 drinks at Starbucks named macchiato. There's Espresso Macchiato and Caramel Macchiato.

Espresso Macchiato at Starbucks

The Espresso Macchiato is the traditional macchiato, a small drink with very little milk.

Caramel Macchiato at Starbucks

The Caramel Macchiato is a larger drink that's similar to a latte and it has a lot more milk.

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