mac·​chi·​a·​to | \ ˌmä-kē-ˈä-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce macchiato (audio) \

Definition of macchiato

: espresso topped with a thin layer of foamed milk

Examples of macchiato in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This month the salted caramel macchiato is our special. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Josh Truckenbrod's quest for great coffee led him to explore state, start own shop," 13 Nov. 2020 The newest flavor is a caramel macchiato ice cream. Keely Brown, The Enquirer, "Greater's Ice Cream releases final bonus flavor. It's made for coffee lovers," 18 Aug. 2020 Before or after eating at Da Enzo, head across the cobblestones to eclectic Terra Satis for a negroni or a dynamite macchiato from the baby blue espresso machine. Erin Florio, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Slice of the Real Rome in One of Its Most Touristed Neighborhoods," 2 Apr. 2020 Although they're made slightly differently (according to Starbucks, the macchiato is more espresso-forward), the elements are the same. Nicole Spector, NBC News, "Use these hacks to save money at Starbucks," 29 Sep. 2019 Litterally Divine Chocolates Sip your macchiato and nibble a chocolate truffle while watching owner Suzanne Litteral make chocolates, caramels and toffee, all organic and vegan versions available. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "The best dessert bars and chocolate shops in and around Indianapolis," 11 Feb. 2020 The deal covers a choice of espresso beverages, hot or iced, including Peppermint Mochas, Iced Toasted White Chocolate Mochas, lattes, macchiatos and more. Leada Gore |, al, "Starbucks giving away free drinks through end of the year: How to get yours," 26 Dec. 2019 Signature flavor: Sea salt with caramel ribbons, the caramel macchiato of the ice cream world. Michael Russell | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Meet Portland’s restaurants of the decade," 29 Dec. 2019 The participating stores will change daily so to get a free Peppermint Mocha or macchiato, coffee lovers will have to visit the Starbucks Pop-up Party website. Lauren Saria, azcentral, "Starbucks is hosting 'pop-up parties.' Here's how to get a free drink in metro Phoenix," 26 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of macchiato

1980, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for macchiato

Italian, short for caffè macchiato literally, coffee with a spot (of milk)

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The first known use of macchiato was in 1980

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“Macchiato.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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