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The buzz on Starbucks’ new drink, the latte macchiato

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Posted at 3:54 PM, Jan 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-05 17:57:28-05
Starbucks is introducing the Latte Macchiato, a new espresso drink, to its permanent menu. It is crafted with two simple ingredients - espresso and milk.

Starbucks is introducing the Latte Macchiato, a new espresso drink, to its permanent menu. It is crafted with two simple ingredients – espresso and milk.

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.