Cuisinart original

A cortado is very similar to a latte, but instead of being heavy on milk, it calls for equal parts espresso and milk and has no foam on top.


Makes 1 serving


1     espresso capsule
¼     cup milk (dairy or nondairy)

Nutritional information

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1. Put the espresso capsule into the unit.
2. Put the milk into a heatproof mug. Hold
the mug in one hand and place under the
steam wand so the bottom of the wand
is just below the surface of the milk at an
angle. Select the Steam function and
press the START/STOP knob to start
steaming. While holding the mug at an
angle, allow the steam to move the milk
around. Once the milk begins to increase in
volume, lift the mug up higher so the steam
wand immerses deeper into the milk (this
will prevent large bubbles from forming and
will make a nice fine milk foam). When the
foam has almost reached the top of the
mug and you can feel that the milk in the
mug is quite hot, press the START/STOP
knob to stop steaming. Tap the mug a few
times to remove any larger bubbles.
3. Place one mug underneath the brew head
and select Single Espresso. Once the
espresso has finished brewing, slowly pour
a small amount of the steamed milk, about
1½ to 2 ounces, into the mug with the
4. Serve immediately.