Shortened from caffé latte, literally meaning ‘coffee milk’, the latte has become one of the most popular white coffees on the espresso menu.
Be sure not to order a ‘Latte’ in Italy however, you are likely to receive only a cup of milk! The latte is made up of espresso coffee and textured milk with not as much froth as a cappuccino but more than a flat white. Served in a glass makes the level of froth completely visible allowing less room for error from the barista.
When served in a cup the latte provides a favourable recipe for skilled baristas pushing their latte art skills. The ratio usually round 1 part espresso to 3 parts milk however many variations exist which may differ in name and strength.