Definitions

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  • n. A cup of espresso served with warm milk

Etymologies

Spanish (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • (a harmonious blend of espresso, steamed milk and foam), while the Spanish enjoy something called a cortado, which is a roughly a 1: 1 or 1: 2 ratio of coffee to milk.

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  • Eso es exactamente lo que ha pasado con Fanfou, el twitter chino, cuyo servicio fue cortado sin aviso previo ni explicaciones el día 8 de julio, [...] 16 July 2009, 7: 49 am

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  • I go into the vegetarian restaurant in George Orwell Plaza and they make me a cafe cortado before I can even ask.

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  • So I down my ultra-sweet cortado and head back into the light of day.

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  • It is made in the Jerez region in southern Spain and comes in four main styles of increasing sweetness and heaviness: fino (also called manzanilla), palo cortado, amontillado, and oloroso.

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  • Long meals and late nights remain the norm, and polities, like sports, is something to talk about over a glass of cava or a cafe cortado.

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  • I typically order a cortado or Cuban coffee to go with my sandwich; it's just a strong shot of espresso with sugar, yet Cafecito's arrived almost lukewarm.

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  • The fallback is the java cortado player for Ogg Theora/Vorbis.

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  • Yo no nací sino para quereros; mi alma os ha cortado a su medida; por hábito del alma misma os quiero; cuanto tengo confieso yo deberos; por vos nací, por vos tengo la vida, por vos he de morir, y por vos muero.

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  • She quickly brewed and poured her morning café cortado, then reached for the newspaper sent to her months ago; she wanted the article close at hand when she contacted her client.

    Dirty Little Lies

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  • From Wikipedia: "A cortado (from the Spanish cortar, known as "Tallat" in Catalan and "Ebaki" in Basque, "Pingo" or "Garoto" in Portugal and "noisette" in France) is an espresso "cut" with a small amount of warm milk to reduce the acidity. The ratio of milk to coffee is between 1:1 - 1:2, and the milk is added after the espresso."

    September 21, 2011