What’s Different About Starbucks’ Brand New Latte Macchiato
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.