Cappuccino vs. Latte

Cappuccino and Latte both are most popular coffee drinks. The main difference between them is cappuccino and latte both prepared in milk but, cappuccino is prepared with less steamed or textured milk and latte is prepared with more steamed and textured milk. The cappuccino is originated in Italy, while a latte is originated in America.

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Cappuccino vs. Latte

Another main difference between them is latte doesn’t contain foamed milk and cappuccino contain foamed milk. The cappuccino is low in calories than a latte but low in calcium because of the less milk ratio and latte contain more calcium because it has a lot of milk. Latte is a healthy coffee, whereas cappuccino is strong coffee.

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Basis Cappuccino Latte

 

Prepared In

The cappuccino is prepared with less steamed or textured milk. Latte is prepared in more steam or textured milk.
Originated In Cappuccino is originated in Italy. Latte is also originated in Italy.
Calories Cappuccino is low in calories.

Latte is high in calories than a cappuccino.

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Foamed Milk Cappuccino contains foamed milk. Latte doesn’t contain foamed milk.
Calcium Cappuccino has small amount of calcium because of less milk ratio. Latte has more calcium than cappuccino because it contains a lot of milk.
Art It doesn’t contain art. Latte contains many arts which are very difficult to create.

What is Cappuccino?

Espresso + Steamed milk = Cappuccino

A cappuccino is the type of coffee which is strong in taste. A cappuccino is an espresso-based coffee and is prepared with steamed milk with the surface topped with foamed milk. It is originated in Italy. Cappuccino is low in calories and has a small proportion of calcium because of a small ratio of milk.

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Traditionally, it’s 1/3 espresso, 1/3 steamed milk and 1/3 frothed milk on top. A good cappuccino should give recognizable espresso taste, rich structure, low acidity and rich sweet foam. Now in most coffee shops, you can order flavoured cappuccinos like vanilla, chocolate and caramel cappuccino. You can get flavoured cappuccino mix to make at home.
Sit, sip and enjoy the coffee ritual!

What is Latte?

Latte is also a type of espresso coffee, it made with espresso and hot steamed milk. It is prepared with more milk than a cappuccino and with a small layer of milk foam on top. It is also originated in Italy. In Italy, the latte is often prepared for breakfast at home. It doesn’t contain foamed milk. It is high in calories but has more calcium because it has a lot of milk than a cappuccino.

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Latte is made up of 1/3 espresso, 2/3 steamed milk and a 5mm layer of foamed milk on top. It contains art which is very difficult to create. Latte art refers to pour steamed milk to the espresso and create a pattern or design on the surface of it. So like cappuccino latte is also an Italian loanword. Its original term was cafe latte and translates to milk coffee.

Key Differences between Cappuccino and Latte

The Key Differences between Cappuccino and Latte between Cappuccino and Latte are given below:

  1. Cappuccino is prepared with less steamed milk. On the other hand, a latte is prepared with more steamed milk.
  2. Latte contains more calcium because it has more milk, while cappuccino contains less calcium because of less amount of milk.
  3. Cappuccino is low in calories and latte is high in calories.
  4. Cappuccino is originated in Italy, the latte is also originated in Italy.
  5. Latte contains arts which are very difficult to create, while cappuccino contains easy art.
  6. Cappuccino has more flavour than a latte.
  7. Espresso + steamed milk = Cappuccino and Espresso + more steamed milk = Latte.

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Conclusion

So, latte and cappuccino both are espresso type coffee. Both are originated in Italy. Cappuccino and latte both are related to each other but the difference between them is cappuccino contains less steamed or textured milk and latte contain more steamed and textured milk. Cappuccino is low in calories and helps you to maintain your weight, sometimes it becomes sweeter because of the chocolate powder topping on the top. Latte is high in calories and sweet in taste than a cappuccino and it also contains arts which look very beautiful and very difficult to create.
I prefer cappuccino because it contains fewer calories and helps me to maintain my weight.

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