Three layers of indulgence
If you order a latte macchiato from an Italian barista, they will serve you a high glass or a cup with light brown espresso under a rich layer of foam. The only difference to a cappuccino is the ratio between the coffee and milk – cappuccino has a significantly higher espresso content. North of the Alps, latte macchiato, “stained milk” in English, has to have at least three separate layers of milk, coffee and froth. At least, as often a shot of caramel syrup is added to the glass. Then you need a latte macchiato spoon in order to stir the syrup from the base. As people are drinking “latte” more regularly at home, Villeroy & Boch has latte macchiato spoons in many of its cutlery collections.
Length is everything
It’s the long handle that makes the latte macchiato spoon different from other spoons. The spoon bowl is barely larger than that of a standard coffee spoon’s so it has plenty of space to be stirred in any glass, and the standard 20 cm-long handle ensures the spoon reaches the very bottom. This way you avoid starting your coffee moment with pure milk and the espresso giving you a bitter surprise with your last sip. As the handle is slim, the beautiful frothy milk remains practically intact, while the other ingredients mix into each other. Incidentally, the Villeroy & Boch latte macchiato spoons not only match other pieces from the respective collection, but can also be beautifully combined with our latte macchiato glasses.
The right spoon for your latte
Villeroy & Boch always uses the highest quality stainless steel to make latte macchiato spoons. It is completely tasteless and won’t lose its sheen even when cleaned properly in the dishwasher multiple times. Although the slim shape of the latte macchiato spoon makes it appear lightweight to even delicate, the stainless steel ensures it remains robust and rigid. Thanks to the meticulous processing of the metal, the surface of the handles and spoon bowls is very fine, providing an elegant look. And that’s why they are a perfect match for our latte macchiato glasses. The ergonomic design ensures the spoons sit comfortably in your hand and are well-balanced.
Coffee is only the start
And your Villeroy & Boch spoon set will continue to be a great delight beyond your coffee get-togethers. The long handle of the latte macchiato spoons makes them a small all-rounder as it is also the perfect length for ice cream coupes and long drink glasses. Treat yourself or your guests to a frozen latte that can be savoured with a Villeroy & Boch latte macchiato spoon. Fruity cocktails, such as a bubbling mix of fresh peach and sparkling wine or a creamy strawberry dream, should always be stirred regularly to prevent pulp accumulating at the bottom of the glass. A long drink spoon in the glass not only performs this task in a jiffy, but is also a part of the garnish.