Starbucks is adding Latte Macchiato to the menu today(Jan.5), prompting coffee lovers to ask "what's different about the new addition?"

Mashable reports that the Latte Macchiato, sort of a "reverse latte" is a permanent addition to the Starbucks menu.

The process starts with steaming whole milk added to an empty glass and topped with a merengue-like foam. Then two shots of espresso are poured through the milk.

Giving the steamed milk some time to rest in the glass causes a temporary separation when the espresso is poured through the milk and the foam. It's a small change, but they say the result is a bolder taste, followed by the sweetness and creaminess of the milk.

Starbucks says the new drink was created by a former barista who now works on the team that creates new beverages for the company.