Results 1 to 23 of 23

Thread: How large is an ideal latte?

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    370

    How large is an ideal latte?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hi guys, Im about to place an order for some Duralex Picardie glassware.

    Im currently using 200ml cups. Will probably get the 160ml picardie cups as i find 200ml abit prone to over dilution with milk.


    Just curious, how do you guys take your lattes?

  2. #2
    Sleep is overrated Thundergod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    10,496

    Re: How large is an ideal latte?

    I drink flat whites in a 200ml cup and a double shot certainly isnt over diluted by the milk.

  3. #3
    psaigh
    Guest

    Re: How large is an ideal latte?

    For me, a latte should be a milky drink. Thats how it was designed and so I beleive they should be between 200 and 220mls. The idea of a double shot latte to me is absurd, if you wanted a stronger tasting coffee, order one with less milk, simple.
    Any smaller and you really mitigate any difference between a latte and a flate white.

  4. #4
    Senior Member GregWormald's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    2,286

    Re: How large is an ideal latte?

    I dont know what a "latté" is properly, but I make my milk coffee with a double ristretto in a 100ml glass <--.
    Greg

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Port Fairy
    Posts
    2,993

    Re: How large is an ideal latte?

    Got to be able to taste the coffee so 150ml for me. Nothing worse than milk with coffee flavour, may as well buy a Big M and steam some of that :P

    There is places I eat in my town that I dont drink the coffee for that reason ;) Last time I sent one back and the owner came out guns firing to defend the swill I didnt go back for 3 years.

  6. #6
    Sleep is overrated Thundergod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    10,496

    Re: How large is an ideal latte?

    Quote Originally Posted by psaigh link=1217066261/0#2 date=1217084393
    For me, a latte should be a milky drink. *Thats how it was designed and so I beleive they should be between 200 and 220mls. *The idea of a double shot latte to me is absurd, if you wanted a stronger tasting coffee, order one with less milk, simple.
    Any smaller and you really mitigate any difference between a latte and a flate white.
    I hope what you said about the double shot wasnt aimed at my comment.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    370

    Re: How large is an ideal latte?

    Interesting... most ppl prefer 200ml..


    Anyway, ive got my 160 ml duralex glasses and im happy. Its perfect for a 7g (half of a 14g) shot.

  8. #8
    Senior Member Stan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Just North of Brisbane
    Posts
    943

    Re: How large is an ideal latte?

    Im with you TG I normally have a double shot in my latte. *I like the taste of coffee but I like it with milk. *I have tried single shots but to me a double really gives you the taste of the bean through the milk. I normally use a 250 - or 290ml cup/bucket * 8-)

  9. #9
    Senior Member Magic_Matt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Northlandia
    Posts
    1,363

    Re: How large is an ideal latte?

    "How large is an ideal latte?" - however large you want it to be! Youre the one drinking it ;)

    I believe that anything under 200mL be considered a piccolo latte, not that that matters :)

    I find a traditional latte a bit weak and milky, so I drink ~160mL flat whites - generally with a double ristretto base.

  10. #10
    psaigh
    Guest

    Re: How large is an ideal latte?

    Quote Originally Posted by m@ link=1217066261/0#8 date=1217395127
    "How large is an ideal latte?" - however large you want it to be! Youre the one drinking it ;)
    Totally agree. And TG, my prior response was not aimed as a reply/response to anything (except the title question). At the end of the day you should dirnk coffee the way you like to drink it. But for the sake of the argument of definition, I think its important to get back to the philosophy of why a particular style of drink was created. For the Latte, it was was children in italy to adapt to the ever potent flavour of espresso coffee, and such, was designed to be milky. Hence, for me, a latte should be 200-220mls and with one full shot of espresso (and for that matter, shouldnt be ordered by anyone over the age of 13). But thats just me, If you want a 160ml milk based drink with a double ristretto as the base, and wanna call it a latte I dont have a problem with that either. Each to their own :)

  11. #11
    Sleep is overrated Thundergod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    10,496

    Re: How large is an ideal latte?

    If people want to call them lattes instead of cafe lattes they can do that too; but they run the risk of not getting what they hoped for. ;)
    Unless they are under 13.

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Port Fairy
    Posts
    2,993

    Re: How large is an ideal latte?

    I play with toys for a living and am told I have the mental age of 10 ::) so do I qualify?

    Just to make sure if having one made by someone else I ask for a strong one, it normally gets me the grown up version most of the time :)

    To many coffes playing with my new grinder [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif] off to go and bounce off some walls :o

  13. #13
    Senior Member redzone121's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    1,162

    Re: How large is an ideal latte?

    If people want to call them lattes instead of cafe lattes ;D

    Too true TG, many a newbie to Italy has been served a glass of milk at the request of a Latte. 8-)

    CB

  14. #14
    pip
    pip is offline
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    37

    Re: How large is an ideal latte?

    The 160 ml Duralex glasses and a double shot work for me , but after some of the roasting disasters Ive had lately; a 12 g basket and 200ml of milk are my preferences. mmmm , did someone say cafe latte.. ;-)

  15. #15
    pip
    pip is offline
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    37

    Re: How large is an ideal latte?

    as I always say - do the experiment -
    my over roasted monsooned Malabar was evil with a double shot and 100 ml of milk but an extra 60 ml of milk made all the difference :-)

  16. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    433

    Re: How large is an ideal latte?

    I find a single shot in a 200ml about right (ofcourse, that is from the SB6910 which uses about 12 - 14g for a single) and a double (21ish grams) for a 300ml drink about right.

    Whether they are lattes or not is a matter of opinion, and probably depends on how frothy the milk was at the time of pouring :)

  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    323

    Re: How large is an ideal latte?

    My favourite coffee drink is a latte and I use a 200ml duralex glass.

    I make em with single shots, but have tried doubles few times and tend to get the shakes from the caffeine hit ;D

  18. #18
    Senior Member Stan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Just North of Brisbane
    Posts
    943

    Re: How large is an ideal latte?

    Drink more of them and the shakes go away. * 8-) I tend to a double in a 250 - 290 ml

  19. #19
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    323

    Re: How large is an ideal latte?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stan link=1217066261/0#17 date=1218867125
    Drink more of them and the shakes go away. 8-)
    haha so does any chance of sleeping :D

  20. #20
    Senior Member Stan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Just North of Brisbane
    Posts
    943

    Re: How large is an ideal latte?

    Sleep is overrated. :o Just dont drink a double after 6pm and you should be right. 8-)

  21. #21
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    38

    Re: How large is an ideal latte?

    Sleep is for the weak, drink more coffee.

    Around 160ml, maybe just a bit more with a double shot--calms the shakes right on down.

    Speaking of preferences, read through this: http://queenhoda.vox.com/library/posts/tags/starbucks+rant/

    Theyd have to prop my dead corpse up in the coffin and pry my mouth open to get me to drink what she ordered, but its funny nonetheless. Funny little video at the end too (what you can understand of it), but some language concerns for the little ones, so be warned :)

    "I can walk around the corner and get a "Tall" coffee for 50 cents..."

  22. #22
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    715

    Re: How large is an ideal latte?

    Funny how I cant sleep if I take coffee after 5pm and I go to bed at 11pm but in the morning (weekdays only) I have my coffee at 9am and feel sleepy by 10:30 (am). Doesnt happen on weekends though. I have a faint suspicion being at work may have something to do with countering the effects of caffeine on me ;D

    To answer the question, mine sits in between 200 and 250ml, about 210ml. BUt I have a shot and a half with it. Why half? Because one spout goes into a measuring glass and I try it straight to see if its bitter, sour etc.. but I wont finish it so I pour the remainder in with the other shot into a glass.

  23. #23
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    74

    Re: How large is an ideal latte?

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Really depends on what I feel like, varying from a 125ml piccolo to a 500ml double double megalatte breakfast cup - saves making 2 cups!

    cheers
    Andrew



Similar Threads

  1. The Ideal Batch Size
    By wattgn in forum Roasters
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 11th July 2005, 11:23 PM
  2. Ideal storage conditions??
    By Javaphile in forum General Coffee Related...
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 13th June 2005, 01:31 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •