For preparing Cappuccino or Latte Macchiato you recommend using the milk capsule first. Why?
By using the milk capsule first and then the coffee capsule, the foam of the final beverage remains white. This is the authentic way of preparing these beverages. If the opposite is done, the foam becomes brown. However, there is no problem with the taste or enjoyment of the cup.
Should I stir before consuming my Cappuccino or Latte Macchiato beverage?
The successive addition of milk first and coffee second results in the authentic layered beverage (white milk in the bottom of the cup, brown coffee in the middle, white milk foam on the top). Some people prefer to consume without stirring (which will lead to changing experience during drinking). Some others prefer to stir in order to have a homogenous taste from start to end. It is up to each consumer to experiment and find the most enjoyable way.
Why is the top of my coffee covered with a foam layer?
The foam layer covering the espresso and lungo beverages is called "créma" and is the result of thorough extraction of the coffee contained in the capsule by hot water delivered at elevated pressure. Créma is a widely recognized sign of high quality coffee. Consumers can easily test the cream strength by smoothly depositing granular sugar on the créma layer. If créma is good, sugar will take several seconds before sinking under the créma layer.