What is a Caffe Misto?
A Caffe Misto is a coffee that’s made with equal parts drip coffee and steamed milk. It’s usually made with stronger dark roast coffee so the flavor is tasted through the milk. If you buy one in a cafe it is generally cheaper than a Latte while being fairly close in flavor and style, making it a great choice for the budget-conscious coffee drinker.
What is the ratio of coffee to milk in Cafe Misto?
2. The Ratios Are Different Cafe Misto is traditionally made with a 1:1 ratio of coffee to milk, which is why it’s usually made with a stronger darker roast coffee. Because that ratio waters down the coffee in a big way so you want a nice strong coffee to be able to punch through it.
What is the difference between Cafe au lait and Misto?
The word misto is Italian for “mixed.” So, while café au lait means “coffee with milk,” the Starbucks drink name actually means “mixed coffee.” For the most flavorful cup of café au lait, use a darkly roasted coffee.
What is the best way to brew a coffee Misto?
Brew a strong batch of coffee. Half of your coffee misto will be made from brewed coffee. You can brew this at regular strength, but this tends to let the coffee flavor disappear beneath the large amount of milk in the drink. To brew a more authentic and flavorful cup, double the strength of your usual brewed coffee.