Your favorite Latte can now be prepared at home. If you are a Coffee-Latte lover, then you must have thought of making it by yourself at some point.
Visiting Cafes and spending time with your friends is indeed fulfilling. But when you wish to spend some me-time and have a cup of Latte by your side, is yet another experience. This is now possible if you know how to make a perfect Latte and that too without an Espresso Machine.
This may sound deceiving at first, but it is a tested and proven method!
How To Make a Latte at Home Without an Espresso Machine
There are a variety of coffee drinks available, which includes Latte, Cappuccino, Americano, Mocha, and others. Almost all of them are prepared on an Espresso Machine, which gives it an authentic taste and flavor.
But it is important to know the major difference between all of them. Let’s find them out.
Latte– In this drink, a 1/3rd portion is filled with Espresso. This is topped with 2/3 portion of steamed milk. It is finally presented to you with a spoonful of milk foam floating on the drink.
Americano– This includes Espresso and hot water. First Espresso is brewed, and then just add some hot water. Your Americano shot is ready!
Cappuccino– It is very close to the Latte, but the only difference lies in the milk and foam ratio. In this, equal portions of steamed milk and milk foam are added. Rest remains the same.
Mocha– It can be termed as the Choco variant of Latte. This is just similar to Latte preparation with an addition of Chocolate syrup. Chocolate and Coffee in one drink!
Macchiato– This is a unique type, considering all the above ones. It consists of Espresso drink along with Milk foam on the top. As it makes use of little milk, it is termed as a ‘stained coffee’ since the foam looks just like a stain on the espresso.
Beginning with the Latte without Espresso unit
In case you don’t have an Espresso machine, you will be required to use a French Press or Aeropress method for brewing. You can’t simply avoid all the units, and get started with the preparation.
The basic one, Espresso coffee or any strongly brewed coffee from Aeropress.
One Jar with a Lid, Microwave-friendly is preferable
Bit large Coffee Mug
One large spoon
Procedure to Make a Latte Without an Espresso Machine:
First, you need to prepare an Espresso drink. This can be any strongly brewed coffee from your Aeropress, or even the Nespresso will do this job. Make sure that the milk is not diluted with water here. If you are considering proportions, then taking 1/3rd of the cup for Espresso is considered the standard one. Well, this can vary from one person to another.
The second step is to create a froth in the milk. Take the Jar, and fill the milk into it not more than half of the size. Place the lid, and tighten it up nicely. Shake the jar, till the milk get frothy and almost covers up the other half of the container. It should be performed only for a max of 1 minute.
Open up the jar, and place it in the microwave without the lid on. Microwave the milk for just 30 seconds. You will find the froth has reached on the top portion of the jar, and the heat of the oven will do the job of strengthening the milk.
Take out the warm milk from the microwave oven, and pour it as it is on the top of the Espresso coffee. During this time, make use of a spoon and keep a hold on the milk foam present in Espresso cup. Pour the complete steamed milk into the large Coffee Mug.
The final step deals with the milk foam. You can add as much foam that you wish into the Latte. Note one point that, if you increase the proportion by a certain limit then it will turn into a Cappuccino! A simple layer of milk foam will do the job.
This is the among the easiest ways in which you can prepare a Latte without an Espresso. Comment down your opinion about this method. Share the post, if you found it relevant and worthy. Follow Cultura Africa for regular feeds!
creating a multicultural workshops for primary and secondary schools, universities and other institutions.
Current offer workshops :
Uganda and East Africa
Talking about culture, art, traditions and overall life of the people in East Africa, accompanied by video projections. It also includes a sample of African music and dance involving the audience and discussion on current problems of Africa, for example. Development aid, conflict, HIV / AIDS …
Trainer: Jan Bashaijha Mwesigwa
Suitable for school students but also for the general public.
Length of program: 1,5h
Democratic Republic of Congo
Talking about the Democratic Republic of Congo focused on culture, customs, traditions, history, daily life as well as development cooperation, the political situation, the current conflicts etc.
Lecturer: Fabrice Nduba Bondo (Congolese medical student in the UK Pilsen)
Length: 1.5 h
symbolism in African art
lecture about symbolism in art tribes of West Africa with a show of folk literature.
Lecturer: Kateřina Mildnerová (doktorantka the Department of Anthropology, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen)
Length of program: about 1 hour.
overview of the development of African and Afro-American music, from traditional to contemporary creation. It also includes sample games on traditional African instruments.
Lector: Tomáš Machalík (PhD student in the Department of Anthropology, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen)
Length: about 1 hour.
Cultura Africa hosts the African artist Maurice Yeka in the Czech Republic.
Maurice Yeka is a professional dancer, choreographer and visual artist originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo. He currently lives and works in Uganda.
In his artistic works illustrates the painful history of his country, its people living their everyday lives and emotions based on separation from his home.
We will organize Maurice:
Workshops African traditional and modern dance
multicultural lecture on “The meaning and roots of African dance and African dancer’s life”
a dance performance entitled “How to Dance Saved My Life”
Lectures and dance performances are conceived as a multicultural workshops suitable for primary and secondary schools and other educational institutions. Include dance Introduction (5 minutes), lecture What is hidden in the roots of dance and African dance (30 min), dance performance (30 min) and a final discussion (20 min).
Dance workshops are open to all dancers who want to enrich their repertoire of motion East African dance elements.
Dance performances are suitable for theaters, festivals, social events, etc.
Maurice is an international dancer, choreographer and teacher of African contemporary and traditional dance. It focuses on understanding the inner movement from the perspective of diverse traditions of their country and culture.
Maurice was born in 1981 in Bunia in the former Zaire (now Congo). Dancer path already began as a youngster in your modern dance group in Congo (Congolese ensemble of modern dance), with whom he performed throughout the country. He was one of the best dancers and choreographers in this group. Talent Maurice also helped develop Linyenkula Faustin, director and choreographer of Kabako Studio in the capital Kinshasa.
After high school graduation in Bunia Maurice was forced, due to a conflict that shook the country, fleeing to the neighboring country of Uganda. There is also devoted to dance, and in addition are studied Fine Art at Makerere University in Kampala. Dance also studied with renowned dancer Reginald Kambale, artistic director of the dance group Ngoma, which was the first dance company to which Uganda joined.
As a teacher of dance and art Maurice traveled through the countries of East Africa. Workshops were held led by professional dancers, artists, but also for example for street children.
In 1999 Maurice founded the dance troupe Dance Makaramba, which consists of dancers and poets. The performance of the group is a fascinating mixture of dance and movement theater sometimes bordering avantgarde.
Maurice continues to explore and develop their artistic style. Inspiration from the painful history of their country and their countrymen and emotions stemming from life outside his home. Mauricova lifelong love for dance, music and African culture has a great influence on his artistic expression. Maurice has a great gift of dance to teach and pass on.
Open additional courses in African dance, this time under the direction of Barbara Pitrová that we learn dance from West Africa to the rhythm of Shinto. The dance groups of drummers playing Muerta Mente and TukuTiko E.
Lessons take place every Wednesday from 19: 30h at the House of Culture Hell (Coastal 10Pilsen), Hall No. 7.
The price is CZK 50 / hr., Paid always 5h forward, ie. 250Kč.
Welcome everyone who wants to join 🙂
For further information and registration contact Bara Pitrová at email@example.com (tel. 607 793 611).
Here is an example of how it looks Sinte (dancing group Wadoma):