How Many Shots of Espresso in a LatteWondering how many shots of espresso are in a latte? You've come to the right place. 

In this short article, we'll explain everything you need to know.

How Many Shots of Espresso in a Latte? (Usually)

Typically, there are two shots of espresso in a latte. Though, this number may vary from café to café. Some use one per latte, some use four per latte. Usually it depends on the size. Larger lattes receive more shots to keep the ratio of coffee to milk right.

Does a Latte Have 2 Shots of Espresso?

Yes, most lattes will have two shots of espresso. However, at a café like Starbucks this can differ. Starbucks uses one shot in their tall 12oz. size.

How many shots are in a 20 oz latte?

Typically, there are at least two shots in a 20oz latte. However, some cafes like to use three or four.

See Also: Coffee Shop Espresso Machine Collection

Which is stronger: a Latte or Espresso?

Straight espresso will be stronger in taste and caffeine content as it is less diluted than a latte. An easy way to think of it is like having a shot of liquor versus having a mixed cocktail.

That’s the overview of lattes and their espresso makeup!

Tony Barlow

Tony Barlow

Majesty Coffee Technical Sales Expert - Meet the Team

Tony Barlow, with over a decade of experience in the coffee industry, is the go-to technical sales expert at Majesty Coffee. He's passionate about helping businesses find the right espresso equipment for their needs.