By Stuart Smith | Last Updated May 10, 2020
Requires simple ingredients.
*Nutrition information should be considered an estimate.
TOOLS NEEDED: Espresso machine, milk frother or a whisk and a glass.
The cortado is common in many Latin American countries, and although it can be found in North American cafés, it is less commonly ordered. The word cortado means “cut” in Spanish.
The drink was given this name because it consists of a shot of espresso “cut” with equal parts warm milk. What sets this drink apart from other drinks made with espresso and milk is that the milk is typically not texturized.
Italians tend to texturize their milk, resulting in more foam on top, whereas Spanish coffee drinks are made with steamed milk that is not texturized, so you won’t see as many bubbles in your frothed milk.