Starbucks has added a new “core” drink to its menu: the latte macchiato.
It went on sale on Tuesday. It has milk and espresso and is part of the espresso family — doppio espresso, cappuccino, caffé latte, etc.
Listen to Starbucks describe it: The latte macchiato is made of whole milk “perfectly aerated and free-poured creating dense foam reminiscent of meringue.”
Oh, and of course it contains “slowly-poured full espresso shots.”
We watched our barista prepare it for us early Tuesday before sunrise: She started with the heated milk and then added the espresso shots. The order is key: milk first, then espresso. It tasted like a latte with a little more espresso in it.
Got it? Good.
The latte macchiato will be available in the United States, Canada and most of Latin America.