If you have a Chemex coffee maker then you’re half way there with the equipment you’ll need to create a latte, but you will also need a milk frothing device. I found this gorgeous copper milk frother by Bodum.
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Boil the water for the coffee, you’ll need about 1/2 a cup. Place the filter onto the Chemex and pour into it about 1/4 cup of coffee grounds (per cup of coffee).
Pour boiling water into the center of the coffee grounds, pour just enough to cover the grounds. Wait 30 seconds for the coffee to “bloom”. While the coffee is blooming, measure the milk in the milk frothing machine, then heat the measured milk either in a saucepan (until it starts to simmer) or microwave (for 1 minute).
Now continue to pour the heated water over the coffee grounds. You don’t need very much coffee because you are effectively creating an espresso.
Pour the heated milk back into the milk frother and pump the machine, the milk should double in size.
Pour the coffee into your cup, and then add in the frothed milk.
There you have it, a homemade latte. Yum!
Since writing this post, I upgraded my milk foam device to an electric Nespresso milk form machine. The Nespresso machine I use is much easier than the hand pump machine. At a click of a button, the machine froths the milk for you. The machine I have doesn’t heat the milk, so I do so in a mug in the microwave (which heats the mug too!). You can buy milk frothing machines that do both the heating and the frothing, which would make the processes easier – although it wont heat the mug!