Café con leche is Spanish for "coffee with milk," and it means the same thing as café au lait, which is French, and caffè e latte, which is Italian. Also, the word "misto" is often used to refer to a café au lait.
This drink is made by mixing coffee made from a drip or French press machine and scalded (not steamed) milk in a 1:1 ratio.
In some American coffeehouses, a café au lait is actually a cappuccino or latte (made with steamed, not scalded, milk) with regularly brewed coffee instead of espresso.
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