Breve Coffee (What Is It and Why You Are Going to Love It)

Watercolor illustration showing proportions of coffee and water needed to create breve coffee

Breve coffee is a type of coffee that has been gaining popularity in recent years. It is made with steamed half and half cream, a shot of espresso coffee, and then with even more milk on top for taste.

This process makes it have less caffeine than regular black or white coffees and also gives it a different flavor profile with hints of vanilla, hazelnut, caramel, chocolate, and cinnamon.

Breve can be served hot or cold depending on what you are looking for.

Want to learn more about breve coffee? Let’s dive in!

Why it is called breve? Breve coffee history

Breve coffee, short for “brève,” meaning short or succinct, is a very delicious coffee. The drink was invented in Italy during the mid-1990s during an economic recession when many Italians switched from whole milk to low-priced skimmed or nonfat dry milk because dairy prices were too high.

Breve was made popular by celebrity chef Curtis Stone in his recipe and was voted most likely to revamp the coffee industry by The Huffington Post.

Breve was recently named one of the most innovative food items by Fast Company magazine because “the idea of adding creamy half-and-half to your coffee isn’t new, but the blend of specially brewed breve coffee with an added splash of cream is.”

How it differs from other types of coffee?

The first difference between a breve and a regular cup of coffee is that a regular cup of coffee usually has more caffeine. A breve also isn’t as acidic as most other types of coffee, which means it is easier to drink than some cups of hot black coffee.

What’s the difference between breve coffee and regular coffee?

Breve coffee is a refreshing alternative to regular coffee. It has less caffeine than the average cup of joe and tastes wonderful in either glass or ceramic mugs, unlike the standard paper cups used for something stronger like lattes at Starbucks. The subtle smokiness from dark roast makes this brew much more satisfying without sacrificing flavor intensity.

What is the difference between a cappuccino and a breve?

Image showing a difference between cappuccino and breve coffee

A cappuccino traditionally consists of a shot of espresso, hot milk, and steamed milk foam that is artfully swirled together to form a pretty design on the surface of the drink. To make a breve coffee, you simply add a splash of steamed milk to brewed coffee instead. If you want the taste of a cappuccino but prefer to use less milk, this is the drink for you.

What is the difference between a latte and a breve? (breve vs latte)

Image showing a difference between breve coffee and latte

Have you ever heard about breve latte? Well, In Italy, “latte” means milk and not coffee. So when ordering a latte at a coffee shop you’re basically asking for warm milk in your drink. To make a latte, start by adding espresso to steamed milk in an 8-ounce serving glass. Then add foam on top of the drink using a spoon or a steaming tool.

A breve coffee is related to the latte in that it contains a splash of steamed milk in addition to brewed coffee. Latte and breve coffees are both made with espresso, but a latte will contain more milk than a breve coffee.

What is the difference between a mocha and a breve?

Image showing a difference between breve coffee and mocha

In North America, “mocha” is generally used to describe a flavored blend of coffee with cocoa and chocolate. But in Italy, “mocha” is used to refer to a type of coffee drink that contains no milk whatsoever.

Mocha is made by adding steamed espresso or hot water to the unsweetened cocoa powder or chocolate syrup, then stirring until the mixture is smooth. Most recipes for mochas call for powdered cocoa because it dissolves easily. However, you can use unsweetened chocolate instead if you want a richer flavor.

How breve coffee taste like?

Generally, breve is a style of coffee with less acidity and a higher body and aroma than “regular” coffee. If it’s good, you’ll find it tastes like the best espresso you’ve ever had without all the bitter bites.

How to make a breve coffee at home?

It’s very easy to prepare breve at home. You can make your own breve coffee at home by adding a splash of espresso and a dollop of steamed milk to brewed coffee.

  • Ingredients you need espresso and a half and half. That’s all!
  • Brew espresso the way you like it (I wrote an article about 4 different methods of making espresso)
  • Frothing milk in an espresso machine with a built-in steamer is the simplest method. Alternatively, you can heat the milk in a small saucepan without allowing it to simmer or boil. Then use a hand frother or immersion blender to foam the milk.
  • Now just mix them both and enjoy your coffee. You can also add some sugar, sweetener, or coffee syrup to alter its taste.

Who is breve good for?

A breve is a type of coffee that most aficionados will enjoy. If you have trouble digesting dairy or follow the principles laid out in a plant-based diet, talk to your favorite barista about whether there are alternatives for them so they can provide what’s best suited for your taste buds.

Coffee lovers should be aware though because this particular brew contains greater cholesterol and fat content than other coffees due to its rich creaminess which adds an indulgent layer into it as well – but don’t worry: I’m sure we all need something decadent every now and then 😉

Questions you may have

Is Breve sweeter than a latte?

Yes, because a breve is almost a latte, but it’s made with half and half instead of milk. Half and half is typically about 10% milk, 40% cream, and 50% whole milk.

So yes, it’s sweeter in general.

Is breve hot or cold?

You can drink it both ways however when most people speak about breve drinks, they’re usually talking about hot beverages. On the other hand, a breve iced latte is an iced latte with cold half & half so and it’s something you can order in almost any cafe.

Conclusion on breve coffee

Breve coffee is one of the only coffees that have a lower acid content than regular brewed coffee, which makes it easier on your stomach. It also has less caffeine and tastes sweeter because it’s made with more sugar – so you can drink this in the morning or afternoon without worrying about crashing later! If you’re looking for an alternative to regular coffee, breve may be just what you need. Are you keen to try it yet?

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Hi! My name is Luke. I’m a huge espresso fan, a dad, and a caffeine junkie (which helps a lot in being a dad to an early bird ;) ). Welcome to my blog, I hope you will enjoy every single second of being here

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