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How to Make a Cortado Coffee

A Cortado Coffee is a well-loved small-sized coffee drink that consists of two simple ingredients, espresso, and warm milk. The warm milk in this coffee is steamed but minus the heavy froth or milk foam that other coffee beverages have. It uses a 1:1 ratio between the milk and the espresso. 
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Keyword: Coffee, Cortado
Yield: 1 Cup
Author: The Finest Roast
Cost: $5


  • Expresso Machine
  • Coffee Grinder


  • 17 Grams Ground Coffee
  • 2 Shots Expresso
  • 3 Ounces Milk


  • The first thing that you need to do is to prepare your coffee. It’s best to grind your own coffee instead of buying the pre-ground coffee. 
  • Start by grinding the coffee beans, then measuring them properly. Compress the freshly grounded espresso beans using a tamper.
  • Put the portafilter containing the compressed espresso grounds into the espresso machine.
  • Pull out a double shot of espresso. 
  • When you’ve already extracted espresso shots, steam your preferred milk. You can either use whole milk, almond milk, or coconut milk.
  • Now Is the fun part, when you’ve already have your espresso and steamed milk ready, slowly pour the steamed milk on the espresso. Remember that you use the ratio of 1:1 to make the perfect Cortado Coffee.
  • And presto! You’re perfect Cortado Coffee. Sip and Enjoy!