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Caffé Latte

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A Caffe Latte with Heart-Shaped Latte Art

The foam on lattes and other "dry" drinks may come with latte art, such as hearts, spirals or flames

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Definition: Recipes for caffe lattes vary widely, but a general definition is a double espresso in the base of a preheated mug or cup, topped with steamed milk to fill, and garnished with froth or latte art. “Latte” means “milk” in Italian, so generally the milk flavor is more dominant in this beverage than other espresso-based beverages. A 2:1 ratio of milk to espresso is common.

Similarly, tea lattes are made with milk and strong-brewed tea. Green tea lattes and yerba mate lattes are popular tea variations on caffe lattes.

Pronunciation: kah-fey lah-tay

Alternate Spellings: Caffe Latte

Common Misspellings: Café Latte, Cafe Latte, Caffé Latté, Café Latté

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