Cortado is a Spanish coffee drink with a 50/50 measure. The same amount of espresso coffee and milk. This is traditionally served in a small glass. The word cortado derives from the Spanish verb cortar, which means "to cut". This means that you reduce the acidity of the coffee by diluting it with a little milk.

Start by brewing a single espresso in a glass. Froth approximately 25 ml of milk while the espresso is brewing. Pour over the milk and serve immediately.

If you want to make a traditional cortado, the milk shouldn't be frothed to a fluffy foam. The drink should be much smoother than a caffè macchiato and cappuccino. Recently it has become more common to froth the milk and more variations of the recipes have emerged.  

To brew an espresso you need an espresso machine and a grinder.

Espresso machines for home use
Coffee grinders for home use

* Espresso
* Double espresso
* Ristretto
* Lungo
* Americano
* Macchiato
* Cortado
* Cappuccino
* Flat white
* Caffè latte
* Latte macchiato
* Caffè mocha
* Moka
* Brewed coffee
* Café au lait
* Press coffee
* Ice latte
* Freddo cappuccino
* Frappé
* Chai latte
* Affogato