lat·​te | \ ˈlä-(ˌ)tā How to pronounce latte (audio) \
plural lattes

Definition of latte

: espresso mixed with hot or steamed milk : caffe latte You can't go wrong with a classic latte. Espresso topped with foamy milk—heaven in a cup.The Daily Meal If you don't know the difference between a latte and a cappuccino, ask! (Cappuccinos have more foam and less steamed milk than a latte, if you were gonna ask.)— Tim Mulkerin

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There’s a wasabi latte for those who like a little spice, and an egg cappuccino, one of the most popular items, which features a raw egg yolk whisked into hot espresso, topped with frothed cream and bitter cocoa. Brittany Martin, Los Angeles Magazine, "The Matte Black Latte at This New L.A. Café Is Coming to a Goth’s Instagram Feed Near You," 8 May 2018 In 2016, Duhaney opened her store, and later started selling lactation brownies ($12 for a dozen), lemonade ($32 for 7 days’ worth), lattes (also $32 for a week’s worth), and herbal supplements ($25 each). E.j. Dickson, Vox, "Inside the mommy-friendly, scientifically sketchy world of breastfeeding supplements," 20 Dec. 2018 Nor is there a profusion of flavored syrups, just simple syrup to sweeten a latte, say, to let the flavor of the coffee shine through. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Find an out-of-the-ordinary coffeehouse to match your mood," 10 Apr. 2018 As an afternoon pick-me-up, the 54-year-old homemaker concocts an easily-digestible goat's milk latte, boiling the milk with sprinkled cardamon and cinnamon, then sweetening the top with a spoonful of honey. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "This is Everything Yolanda Hadid Eats in a Day," 23 Mar. 2018 Something like a latte or mocha can have between 63 and 126 milligrams. Korin Miller, SELF, "Is Coffee Actually Dehydrating?," 6 Mar. 2019 Impressive communal areas, with plenty of space to hang out, work on a laptop, grab a latte, or just slouch on a sofa, are increasingly important for this reason—and also the Generator's bottom line, CEO Alastair Thomann explains. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "How Hostels Became Poshtels: The Remaking of a Backpacker's Hangout," 12 Sep. 2018 Steamed milk may be added to create a latte or cappuccino, but the milk foam has a very different origin. Helen Czerski, WSJ, "The Magic Microbubbles of the Barista," 6 Sep. 2018 The companies are offering mochas and lattes for $2 until July 20 to celebrate and promote the return of Caribou Coffee., "Caribou Coffee returns to Baltimore in Einstein Bros. Bagels shops," 26 June 2018

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1985, in the meaning defined above

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