Caffe au Lait, or Caffe Latte

Most coffee drinkers forget it's easy to make it special, and the producers of instant flavored coffees would have you believe that there is some kind of trick to spicing coffee. In fact, most of the coffees which we consider "special" are daily beverages in their cultures of origin.

In addition to this variation, you can spike any coffee with cinnamon, cardamom, cocoa powder, vanilla, or any spice that suits your taste.

If you have an electric espresso machine or milk steamer, steam a large quantity of milk and mix it, half-and-half (or whatever poportion you like) with fresh coffee. If you do not have an espresso machine, cook the milk in a small saucepan until tiny bubbles appear on its sides.

From How to Cook Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Food by Mark Bittman
Copyrightę 1998 by Mark Bittman
Permission by Macmillan
New York, NY