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 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 One Starbucks barista took to Reddit to share their version of a keto-friendly caramel macchiato, which is normally packed with sugar and carbs. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, "Here's How You Can Order Keto-Friendly Drinks at Starbucks, According to a Nutritionist," 21 Dec. 2019 The Alpine nation’s coffee-lovers and sellers choked on their macchiatos. The Economist, "Defending Switzerland’s coffee stockpile," 21 Nov. 2019 The menu includes black tea macchiatos, yogurt green tea and red bean milk tea. Hadley Tomicki, Los Angeles Times, "Spicy tonkotsu ramen in the LBC? Yes, please," 8 Oct. 2019 In the cupholder was an iced caramel macchiato in a plastic cup with a plastic straw. Anna Clauss, The Denver Post, "Guest Commentary: In Colorado, I realized Americans’ indifference to climate change is too seductive," 21 Sep. 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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23 Feb 2020

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“Macchiato.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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