Latte

A latte (shortened form of the Italian caffè latte or caffellatte, meaning "coffee milk") is a coffee drink made with espresso and steamed milk. When used in English, the word is also sometimes spelled latté or lattè—the diacritical mark being added as a hyperforeignism. Northern Europe and Scandinavia have traditionally used the term 'Café au lait' for espresso & milk, although in the US this term is used for brewed coffee and scalded milk. In France, 'caffè Latte' is mostly known from American coffee chains; a combination of espresso and steamed milk equivalent to a 'latte' is in French called Grand Crème and in German 'Milchkaffee' or 'Melange'. Variants include replacing the coffee with another drink base such as masala chai (spiced Indian tea), mate or matcha, and other types of milk like soy milk are also used.

Read more about Latte:  Origin, Spelling Variations, Current Use, Caffè Latte Vs. Latte Macchiato, Serving Styles, Politics and Reputation of Latte Drinkers

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Latte Art - Technique
... See also Microfoam#Procedure Latte art requires first producing espresso with crema and microfoam, and then combining these to make latte art ... procedure for how microfoam is made this article concentrates on the latte art once the foam is made ... the coffee community as to whether or not there is excessive focus on latte art amongst baristas ...
List Of Coffee Beverages - Latte Macchiato
... Latte macchiato literally means stained milk ... It differs significantly from caffè latte firstly in that espresso is added to milk (rather than milk to espresso), secondly that it features more foam ... Simply, in a caffè latte, the emphasis is on the coffee, while in a latte macchiato, the emphasis is on the milk ...
Politics and Reputation of Latte Drinkers
... The sudden trendiness in the United States of latte during the early 1990s associated its drinkers with Liberal Elitists ... In Canada, a latte-drinker is portrayed in political discussions as an out of touch intellectual and the antithesis of the Tim Hortons coffee drinker that is ... In Scandinavian politics "the cafe latte segment" is a common, sarcastic term for highly educated, trendy, holier-than-thou voters ...
List Of Coffee Beverages - Chai Latte
... Numerous houses use the term chai latte to indicate that the steamed milk of a normal cafè latte is being flavoured with a spiced tea concentrate instead of with espresso ... Add espresso shots for a "Dirty Chai Latte" ...
Latte Art
... Latte art is a method of preparing coffee created by pouring steamed milk into a shot of espresso and resulting in a pattern or design on the surface of the resulting latte ... Latte art is particularly difficult to create consistently, due to the demanding conditions required of both the espresso shot and milk ... then, becomes the last challenge for the latte artist ...