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Latte: Milk before or after coffee?

Oh, the famous latte! Apparently hardly anyone knows that it simply means "milk" in Italian, so technically calling a coffee drink "latte" is pure nonsense. So where does the coffee shop staple ...
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Milk quantity and consistency in cortado, cappuccino and latte

There's a chart for that! Here's a link to it, but I've also included an image below. There could be some argument over cappuccino vs. latte as to which is "creamier" as the cappuccino certainly has ...
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How to avoid soya milk curdling in coffee?

It seems that the cause of the situation of curdling soya milk in coffee is that the acid from the coffee curdles the proteins and/or fats in the (soya or other) milk, being catalysed by the heat of ...
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Milk in place of water

Attempt 1 For the first attempt, I brewed it exactly like I brew my normal (water-based) coffee. I used a French Press with a light/medium roast, heating the milk in Pyrex in a microwave. The milk ...
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Coffee and milk for the lactose intolerant

Best option is lactose-free milk. I assume you live in India and it may be hard to find in India as lactose intolerance is not common among Indians. In that case, you may try goat milk which has ...
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Storing cream in my office

Companies (including Nestle) make creamers that do not require refrigeration. They are likely available in your local grocer, you just need to check the label and make sure refrigeration isn't ...
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Does heating milk influence taste?

Yes, heating milk does have a perceptible effect on its taste. That slightly sweet richness we perceive in milk is largely due to lactose. Lactose is the "milk sugar" which is a disaccharide of ...
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What is the next best milk substitute for a latte?

I'd give oat milk a try. I had an oat milk latte on the weekend and it was surprisingly good. The milk texture was the closest to normal milk I've had. I did not steam the milk myself (had it at ...
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What is the next best milk substitute for a latte?

Here's another take, but going in the direction more of performance for foam (i.e., more for cappuccino than latte), mostly because I found links about that :) and because steamed milk should foam. If ...
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How to avoid soya milk curdling in coffee?

Well actually, it depends on how hot your coffee is, not the type of coffee. The acidity in black coffee is higher than the acidity in soy milk, though, and it can act like a coagulant, making like ...
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Amount of milk in a macchiato beverage

The Italian word macchiato literally means "marked" or "stained" (related to the word "immaculate" [1]), so really it is an indication to add a small quantity of the "staining" liquid, be it espresso ...
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Where can I get Koiwai coffee milk delivered to Europe?

You can buy them from Rakuten. They ship internationally, with the exception of some countries, due to them not sufficing to the standards. I don't believe there to be such a limit in Europe though, ...
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Is it easier to froth full-fat milk?

The short answer is yes. The absence of the milk fats means that the foam will not "coagulate" as easily. The proteins chains in milk are polar: one end of the chain is hydrophilic (...
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How to avoid soya milk curdling in coffee?

a tiny bit of bicarbonate soda into the black coffee ...then stir fast as you add the soya milk removes the acidity & stops the curdle ...enjoy !
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What is the next best milk substitute for a latte?

Just for fun, I will name 3 alternates: Almond, Soy, and Hemp. Almond Not that good as a milk substitute on taste (better alone), yet a great way to make healthier coffee. As for the health benefits, ...
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Milk in place of water

Milk doesn't work well for brewing, primarily because of the calcium and sugar (lactose). Calcium is one of the minerals in "hard water" that will build up and clog pipes. You're going to be left ...
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What is the next best milk substitute for a latte?

Tried oatmilk yesterday at home as a milk substitute in my lattés and it was delicious. I used an organic brand with zero other things in it and it frothed up almost identically to normal milk (i use ...
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Why must the milk be frothed?

It's not that just heated milk is wrong or tastes bad. It's only that there are some (popular) coffee drinks that uses steamed or frothed milk (are not the same, read this) by traditional way. On ...
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Why must the milk be frothed?

When heating milk with steam, aerating the milk (the process of drawing in air which creates foam) is essential to allow the milk to heat gently, without scalding. If you're using some other heating ...
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Does adding milk to coffee reduce its antioxidant properties

I found that generally, scientific studies do show a negative impact on phytochemicals like antioxidants, one such example stating: An immediate decrease in the total antioxidant activity (23%) and ...
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Coffee and milk for the lactose intolerant

Try frothing the soy milk with a hand-held frother, even if you just slightly froth it. According to this Milk Frothing Guide Incorporating air into the milk improves and sweetens the taste. Milk ...
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Milk in place of water

I think it would be harder to extract everything that you would like from the coffee with milk for a few reasons. heat effects the extraction process. For most methods you are aiming for a ...
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How should I vary my steaming technique to create the correct ratios of steamed to foamed milk for the drink I wish to create?

You're on the right track for good foam by keeping the tip of the wand close to the surface. To end up with less foam, submerge the tip as the temperature rises and the hiss drops to a whisper; I ...
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Is it easier to froth full-fat milk?

From experience it seems slightly easier and is less runny. The difference for me is pretty negligible with semi-skimmed vs. whole milk. Skimmed on the other hand always ends up quite watery for me, ...
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How to avoid soya milk curdling in coffee?

I agree wholeheartedly that the brand of Soya makes all the difference. With Sainsbury's own it doesn't matter if I heat the Soya, cool the coffee, add before or after - it always curdles. At the ...
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Milk in place of water

Basically don't try to replace water with milk in a Moka Pot. You'll clog the brewer up with curdled milk, and either you will spend a ton of time cleaning it, or you will just throw it away. I ...
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Storing cream in my office

There are some really small coolers that go for about $20, powered by USB. This means you can use pretty much any standard USB wall charger capable of delivering 2.5 watts to power one. It'll hold a ...
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What is the next best milk substitute for a latte?

All of your stated options can work well and @PythonMaster covered the pros and cons pretty well. You stated that latte art and steaming well were important and I didn't see you mention wanting ...
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How to avoid soya milk curdling in coffee?

I simply add a pinch of baking soda to a cup of coffee, and the soy milk doesn't curdle. Black coffee has a pH about 5, baking soda around 9, but it buffers the coffee enough that the soy won't curdle....
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How to avoid soya milk curdling in coffee?

I had the problem with soya milk curdling but now find that by adding a little cold water to the coffee before adding the milk generally helps. OK, the coffee's a little cooler but more palatable than ...
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