Craving a latte? Also craving a macchiato? Why not have ✨both✨?!
Starting Tuesday, Jan. 5, Starbucks is giving you the best of both worlds with their newest menu addition: the latte macchiato. The drink layers espresso and milk, giving coffee addicts in the U.S., Canada and Latin America yet another option to wake 'em up every morning.
"The new Latte Macchiato features steamed whole milk that is perfectly aerated and free-poured creating dense foam reminiscent of meringue," Starbucks explained in a press release. "The beverage is then marked by slowly-poured full espresso shots, creating a signature espresso dot."
Here's what a latte macchiato looks like:
It's similar to a flat white, which Starbucks added to its menu last year, except latte macchiatos have a stronger espresso flavor than flat whites do. If you like a lot of milk in your coffee, you're better off sticking to a flat white, cappucino or caffè latte. But if you're more of a I-like-my-coffee-black-like-my-soul kinda person, the latte macchiato just might be your thing.
Here's how a flat white (left) compares to a latte macchiato (right):
And here's how Starbucks' various espresso drinks compare:
Here's to a new cup of
tea coffee in 2016!