caffè macchiato

or caf·fe mac·chia·to

[ kaf-ey mak-yah-toh, mahk-; Italian kahf-fe mahk-kyah-taw ]
/ ˈkæf eɪ mækˈyɑ toʊ, mɑk-; Italian ˈkɑf fɛ mɑkˈkyɑ tɔ /

noun, plural caf·fè mac·chia·tos.

a hot beverage consisting of espresso and a small amount of foamed milk.

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Origin of caffè macchiato

1985–90; <Italian: “stained (or spotted) coffee,” fromcaffè coffee + macchiato, perfect partciple of macchiare “to stain, spot,” from macchia “a stain, spot,” from Latin macula (see macula, mackle)

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