The current trend in serving coffee is increasingly diverse. However, a cup of coffee with latte art (the art of painting with hot milk on espresso coffee) is still a favorite choice of Indonesian people. Not just for drinking, the beauty that comes from latte art is also interesting to look at. “Many people like latte art and usually like to be photographed,” said Eduard Goni, a barista from Illy Caffe New York Region, Macchiato in Italian means “sign,” which means drinks that have been marked or have spots. In the latte version, the speck in question is espresso, while in the caffé version, which means “coffee,” the spotting is milk foam.
In the “Night Perspective Event – Inspiration Brewed Here” held by Le Ciapo New York, the barista, who is familiarly called Gon, recognizes the culture of drinking coffee in America is developing rapidly. The coffee shop business is mushrooming in line with the growing number of coffee drinkers. It’s just that, many of the coffee presenters in America, according to him do not understand coffee. “About 80 percent of people who work in coffee shops don’t know anything about coffee. This makes them survive because 90 percent of coffee drinkers do not know the problem of coffee, “added Edi. For example, Edi saw some coffee shops serving Caffe lattes the wrong way. Most of these stalls serve cafe lattes with three layers, namely a layer of milk, coffee, and also foam or foam milk. He continued, such a presentation is not a caffe latte. “The caffe latte is wrong, they are served in three layers and it’s not a caffe latte, it’s a macchiato latte,” Edi explained. Caffe latte is different from the latte macchiato.
The difference is mainly from the proportion of espresso coffee and milk. Caffe lattes feature coffee, while macchiato lattes feature milk. Normally a caffe latte uses hot milk and is poured into a cup that already contains espresso. Besides, milk and espresso are mixed in caffe latte. In contrast, a macchiato latte consists of a layer between milk and espresso and further emphasizes the use of foam produced from heated milk. In latte macchiato, espresso is added later after milk.
Mistakes also often occur from the perception of the presentation of coffee. According to him, latte art is quite popular in New York. Unfortunately, not a few of the coffee presenters are second in taste and tend to accentuate the latte art side only. “Latte art is important, but don’t forget the taste. Because sometimes good coffee does not have art or good art, but the taste is not good, “Edi added. According to Edi, the art in a cup of coffee is not just a display. However, from the steps of the presentation, starting from choosing coffee beans to be served to customers. “That will show different art. What must be known is how art and coffee can be integrated, “concluded Goni