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Galão from Madeira, Portugal
Country of originPortugal
ColorLight brown

Galão (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɡɐ.ˈlɐ̃w̃]) is a hot drink from Portugal made by adding foamed milk to espresso coffee. Similar to caffè latte or café au lait, it consists of about one quarter coffee and three quarters foamed milk. It is served in a tall glass, as opposed to the smaller garoto that is served in a demitasse. When the proportion is 1:1 it is called meia de leite (half of milk) and it comes in a cup.

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  • João Luís Vieira Leitão (May 4, 2006), Coffee: Portugal's Other National Drink, CoffeeGeek