Breve Recipe

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What is a Coffee Breve?

A Coffee Breve, also known as a ""Café Breve,"" is a rich and indulgent espresso-based coffee drink that offers a luxurious twist to the classic cappuccino or latte. The defining feature of this velvety beverage is the use of half-and-half or light cream instead of milk, adding a creamy and luscious texture to the coffee. The Coffee Breve is a delightful treat for those who enjoy a coffee experience with a touch of opulence.

How to Make a Coffee Breve:

Creating a Coffee Breve is a straightforward process that allows you to relish this specialty coffee drink from the comfort of your home. Here's how to make a delectable Coffee Breve:


  • 1 or 2 shots of freshly brewed espresso (approximately 1 to 2 ounces)
  • Half-and-half or light cream


  1. Brew one or two shots of espresso using an espresso machine.
  2. In a separate container, heat the desired amount of half-and-half or light cream until it is hot but not boiling.
  3. For a single shot of espresso, you can add approximately 2 to 3 ounces of half-and-half or light cream to the espresso. Adjust the ratio based on your preference and cup size.
  4. Give the Coffee Breve a gentle stir to ensure the espresso and cream are well combined.
  5. Sip and savor the velvety goodness of the Coffee Breve, delighting in the harmonious marriage of rich espresso and smooth cream.

The Coffee Breve is a heavenly treat for coffee aficionados seeking a lavish and satisfying coffee experience. Indulge in this creamy creation as a delightful pick-me-up or as a delightful companion to your favorite dessert.