Coffee with milk: the mystery of its taste

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Coffee with milk: the mystery of its taste

Why do we like coffee with milk so much? This drink reminds us of breakfast, of winter, of grandma’s house. We all once drank from it and were captivated by this unprecedented flavor and without substitute. It is so simple and everyday that it does not need an explanation of what it feels like, but even so, we prefer to look for some information about what many of us love: coffee with milk.

Where does this combination come from?

It’s actually hard to know for sure where lattes come from. In Spain, 87% of the population consumes it in this way and it is very likely that you are among the group of people who consider that it comes from this region. Another part of the population says that the mixture originated in China, but the truth is that, although we do not know its origin, the drink has spread throughout the world.

Why do we drink coffee with milk?

I think there is no more accurate explanation than the custom and tradition instilled in us by our parents and grandparents. Surely you must also accompany it with bread with jam and butter or some sweets. Coffee with milk definitely provides us with the energy we need to start the day or gives us the heat we need to ward off the harsh winter days.

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How to do it?

If you are still one of the few people who do not know how to make coffee with milk, here we leave you a very brief guide of ingredients and instructions.

What do you need?

  • A cup of strong coffee
  • A glass or a cup of milk
  • Sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick or cinnamon powder

The recipe

Make your coffee as you normally do, meanwhile, heat the milk without bringing it to a boil or without making it too hot, as this will cause it to lose its flavor and properties. Once ready, mix both substances and add sugar to taste (it can be sweetener if you prefer). Grandma’s recipe says that the coffee with milk achieved its perfect taste when a touch of cinnamon was added, but it’s up to you.

The perfect color

Many measure the intensity and delicious flavor of café con leche based on its color. Personally, I take it of course, but I prefer that it be a strong coffee that integrates my drink. The aroma is also irresistible and the type of coffee and milk that we use will also influence it. For this reason, the custom of drinking coffee with milk has spread widely throughout Europe, Latin America and the United States.



Coffee with milk is exquisite and very easy to make, however, it is an art to create the most delicious flavor among coffee drinks. If you have already tried the Mocha, the Latte or the Frapuchino, you will not differ in that there is nothing like the warmth of home and the taste of the drink that we shared with our grandparents. As if that were not enough, it is an ageless drink, timeless and to drink at any time of the day, even to fall asleep.

Enjoy in restaurants or at home, a new way of feeling,
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