How to make a Latte Macchiato with a Nespresso Machine

The Perfect Latte Macchiato Made With A Nespresso Machine - The Basics

On this page you will learn how to master the art of a latte macchiato with a step by step guide using a Nespresso machine.

In order to make the perfect latte macchiato with your Nespresso machine you will need: an espresso coffee capsule of your choice, milk and cocoa powder or cinnamon (optional). You will also need an Aeroccino milk frother or your Nespresso machine's steam nozzle, or the Lattissima Plus machine. With a very low level of difficulty it takes only 3 minutes to create a latte macchiato.

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What Is A Latte Macchiato?

Latte macchiato is a coffee beverage that means stained milk. This refers to the method of preparation, where in the milk is "stained" by the addition of espresso. It may be prepared simply by frothing milk, generally producing generous foam, pouring it into a glass, and adding espresso. This drink is typically served in a tall glass and has distinctive layers between the foam, espresso, and milk with the foam on top, espresso below the foam and milk at the bottom.

How To Make A Latte Macchiato With A Nespresso Machine?

Making a latte macchiato with your Nespresso Machine is a simple process that can be done in six easy steps. These involve choosing an espresso coffee capsule, brewing your espresso, frothing the milk, combining the milk with your espresso and milk foam, and finally, flavoring it with cinnamon or chocolate powder according to taste (optional).

To master the art of latte macchiato with a step by step guide on how to make a delicious drink with a Nespresso machine.


  • Brewed espresso (1.5 oz/40 ml) of your choice (we recommend the Gourmesso Etiopia Blend Forte and Honduras Pura Forte)
  • 3-5 oz (100-120 ml) of cold milk
  • Optional: cocoa powder or cinnamon according to taste

You Will Need

  • One tall glass (12 oz/350 ml)
  • Aeroccino milk frother or your Nespresso machine's steam nozzle, or the Lattissima Plus machine


The latte macchiato is served in a tall, narrow glass and consists of three layers, which should be mixed with each other only slightly. The bottom layer is the hot milk, then follows a layer of the brewed espresso, and finally the top layer consists of milk foam.

Tip: It's important that the espresso is hotter than the milk so that the espresso and the milk do not mix.

  • First, froth the milk using the steam nozzle of your Nespresso machine or the Aeroccino milk frother and warm it up until it becomes a velvety froth
  • When the froth is ready, fill the tall glass with the prepared frothed milk
  • The froth, being lighter than the milk will naturally separate and settle on top. The first two layers have now been formed
  • Now choose an espresso coffee capsule and put it in the machine (we recommend the Gourmesso Etiopia Blend Forte and Honduras Pura Forte)
  • Brew your desired coffee capsule by pressing the 'espresso' sized button on you Nespresso machine. This should brew 1.5 ounces (40 ml) of espresso
  • Once brewed, pour the espresso directly over the frothed milk in your tall glass
  • Being lighter than the milk, the coffee will gently settle between the two existing layers, creating a third color variation
  • The result is a magnificent and delicious latte macchiato
  • Delicately add 2 to 3 spoons of additional froth as desired (optional)
  • Add sugar and sprinkle with cocoa powder or cinnamon according to taste (optional)
  • Or as an alternative you can prepare a cappuccino in one touch using the Lattissima Plus machine

Which Compatible Blend For Nespresso Machines Is The Best For Making A Latte Macchiato?

We typically recommend our darker, more intensely roasted blends for Latte Macchiatos or any drinks with milk. The more robust flavors retain their unique qualities despite the addition of milk and sugar.

  • The organic Honduras Pura Forte is one of our most popular blends, with an intensity of 9 and is side by side with the Etiopia, our favorite choice for latte macchiatos. The Honduras Pura Forte is mildly aromatic, low in acidity, and features a subtle note of chocolate working well in milk-based drinks. For all chocolate lovers this is definitely the right choice.

Which Other Gourmesso Blends Do We Recommend?

  • The Etiopia Blend Forte is one our strongest and darkest roast espresso, with an intensity of 10. This blend is a dark roast that combines Arabica beans from Ethiopia with selected Robusta beans from South and Central America. Its powerful aroma is enriched with a slight citrus flavor which makes it the perfect base to prepare your next latte macchiatos or cappuccino at home.
  • The Late Nite Lemur blend is our strongest and darkest roast espresso, with an intensity of 12.

We also suggest that you experiment with your machine and favorite capsules to determine which blends and proportions suit your tastes the best. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about how to make a latte macchiato with your Nespresso Machine and have fun mastering the art of the Latte Macchiato!

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