Do you know piccolo latte is different from other lattes? This is a tiny coffee shot which is delicious and interesting! Here's how you can make it...
Piccolo means "little" in Italian, but this beverage isn't just a small latte. Usually served in an 85-114 ml glass, the piccolo latte—or piccolo, as it is usually referred to on coffee menus—is a tiny milk beverage. World Barista Champion 2015 and owner of Ona Coffee Sasa esti defines it as "one part espresso and two parts steamed milk with a layer of silky froth on top." He describes the measurements as "a shot of espresso, roughly 20-30 ml, with 40-60 ml of milk," to be more precise. The single espresso shot has a thin layer of foam on top and is topped with strained, steamed milk, allowing the milk to meld with the coffee. This indicates that the espresso flavour is able to emerge without being overpowering.
The size of a latte is much bigger than that of a piccolo: while it varies between coffee shops, a regular latte weighs about 8 ounces (230 ml), as opposed to the piccolo's 3 to 4 ounces (85 to 114 ml). The milk has a similar consistency. Steamed, stretched milk is used in both beverages, and it blends easily with the espresso. The piccolo, meanwhile, is "a lot more espresso driven than typical lattes; it's punchier, with more flavour," according to Sasa.