A latte or caffe latte is a popular espresso-based coffee drink around the world.
A latte is simply steamed milk and at least 1 or multiple shots of espresso.
Most coffee shops use a double espresso shot in a 16 fl oz latte while smaller sizes may only contain 1 shot for a total of 77 mg of caffeine.
If you aren't sure what your local coffee shop does, ask your barista.
The listing above reflects a latte made with a double shot of espresso (3 fl oz) and 10 fl oz whole milk (milk expands when steamed)
The Anatomy of a Caffe Latte
- A great latte starts with a perfectly pulled shot(s) of espresso. This means quality coffee beans were finely ground and packed properly. The shot is stopped before the crema turns white (blonding).
- The steaming of the milk is also important. Steamed milk for a latte should be velvety smooth with tiny air bubbles. .
- The steamed milk is then poured into the espresso slowly in a fashion that sends some of the crema to the top of the cup.
Skilled baristas can even create beautiful designs with the correct pour method.
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Ingredients in LatteCoffee, Whole Milk
Includes 20 grams of sugar (per 16 ounces) for a total of 160 calories.
Is Latte high in caffeine?
Latte contains 154 mg of caffeine in a 16 fl oz cup.
This equates to 9.62 mg of caffeine for every fl oz and 32.55 mg for every 100 ml.