Originally Posted by Britalian
You pour all that milk onto a full stomach? Insanity.
A macchiato, maybe. A cappucino, never.
I was taught to make cappucino with the smallest dash of milk, or none at all, then just spooned froth on top of the very dark coffee, in a small coffee cup. Basically like a macchiato made with a small black coffee rather than a single shot of espresso. I could never drink the latte' in a bowl that is served in some places. That reminds me:
"Excuse me miss, there seems to be a mistake. I believe I ordered the large cappuccino. Hello?!"
Macchiato's are good, but are tricky to find in my provincial English town (Birmingham), and I find nothing more frustrating than trying to explain what I want to patently disinterested serving staff.
I was also using the restaurant setting to say that I don't drink either instant, percolated or cafetiere'd coffee - Mellow Birds wont make me smile
. I agree that for the post-meal lactose-sensitive espresso is certainly the only way to go.