Starbucks Has A New Drink, But No One Understands WTF It Is

Posted on December 26, 2016 | Posted by admin

On Jan. 5, Starbucks will bestow a new espresso liquor upon the caffeine-addicted in the U.S ., Canada and participating stores in Latin America — the latte macchiato.

Yet , no one seem to be get exactly what that is.

According to Starbucks, merely two ingredients are needed to make this handcrafted jolt in a beaker — espresso and milk. It is described as 😛 TAGEND

Steamed whole milk that is perfectly aerated and free-poured generating dense foam reminiscent of meringue. The liquor is then marked by slowly-poured full espresso shots, creating a signature espresso dot.

But that make it wholly clear how this particular beverage differs from a macchiato, which is espresso topped by milk foam; and a latte, which is an espresso topped by steamed milk and milk foam.


“Essentially, it’s an upside-down latte, ” told a very patient barista I peppered with 2,384, 123,948 gazillion questions at a local Starbucks this afternoon.

What she entailed is that instead of making a latte, in which you pour two shots of espresso into a beaker and then top it with steamed milk and foam, you flip the process.

In order to induce Starbucks’ latest offering, a barista steams whole milk in a beaker then lets it sit for a moment so that the milk can turn into a creamier texture the hell is “reminiscent of meringue.” Then two shots of espresso are slowly hand poured into the beaker from a small espresso pitcher. Once the espresso is completely poured, a cute little brown dot is created at the top of the foam that looks like a java belly button.

Due to the milk having a moment to aerate, the drink is a tad thicker. When the espresso is poured into the milk, the bulk of the espresso sits in the middle of the beaker. This gives the drink a layered appearance — the top layer is pure foam, the middle is pure espresso and the bottom layer is coffee-flavored foam created by some espresso in the middle percolating to the bottom of the cup.


The flavor is a bold shoot of espresso followed by creamy sips of milk.

But it is good? Personally, I liked it but I also fill my coffee maker with Cafe Bustelo — which is meant for espressos , not coffee — and drink that like it’s a completely normal beaker of joe. I also typically add just a splashing of milk to that animal of a brew , no sugar.

If that sounds like your jam, then you’ll like this new drink a latte .

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