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Saturday, October 1, 2022


--Milk in a cortado is thinner (non-fat) and very lightly textured, similar to that of a latte rather than a cappuccino. 
--Cortados are served with a double shot of espresso and two ounces of milk. 
--Most espresso-based drinks come from traditional Italian drinks but cortados are one of the only mainstream espresso drinks that are Spanish in origin. 
--Cortado is also known as a Gibraltar—this refers to a small glass cup that many coffee houses chose to serve cortados. 
--Cortados are served in four ounce cups—sometimes in clear rocks glasses (read: Gibraltar). Lattes are served in cups that are 6-8 ounces or bigger with a lot more milk. 
--Cortados aren’t served at Starbucks but to get one there ask for two ounces of espresso with two ounces of steamed milk. 
--By comparison, a flat white is simply four shots of steamed milk with two shots of espresso.

If your American barista tries to serve it in a ceramic cup; stop him/her and ask him to use a "rocks" bar glass or a gibraltar glass (between 4 and 41/2 ounces.

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