Feb 282012

Café au lait as being served in Oslo, Norway.

February 17th is National Cafe au Lait Day.

Café au lait is French for “coffee with milk”. The same drink is called caffé latte* in Italy, café con leche in Spain, and café com leite in Portugal and Brazil. Though technically there are differences (usually the vessel it is served it).

It is made with a 1:1 or 1:2 ratio of espresso (or dark roast brewed coffee) to hot milk or half-n-half. The coffee and the milk are added to the cup at the same time.

Are you going to have a café au lait today?

*Lattes use espresso whereas cafés au lait are generally made with strong coffee.

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