A caffè breve is similar to a cappuccino but creamier, its an espresso with steamed half-and-half instead of milk. Although, I make it with steamed milk and add the half-half separately, making it slightly healthier (or so I tell myself).
What you’ll need:
– Coffee maker – Chemex or Nespresso, what ever you usually use!
– Milk Frother
– Milk – 2 tablespoons
– Half-and-Half – 1 tablespoon
– Cinnamon – A pinch (optional)
Brew an espresso sized portion of coffee. I use a Nespresso with one capsule of the Dharkan variety (rated Intensity 11 out of 12) so its nice and strong.
Next add a small amount of milk into a frother, about 2 tablespoons, I add just enough to cover the bottom of the frother pot. Heat and froth.
Next, add the half-and-half to the coffee, about 1 tablespoon. If you pour from a relatively high height it will help to increase the coffee creme at the top.
Add the steamed milk from a high height, it will again help to increase the size of the creme/foam on top.
Finally, sprinkle a fine dusting of cinnamon or nugmeg on top, and enjoy!
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