Starting January 5, Starbucks will offer a new core beverage that is crafted with two simple ingredients – espresso and milk.
The new Latte Macchiato features steamed whole milk that is perfectly aerated and free-poured creating dense foam reminiscent of meringue. The beverage is then marked by slowly-poured full espresso shots, creating a signature espresso dot. Starbucks baristas will use this carefully crafted technique to draw out an intensely bold and roasty flavor that highlights the Starbucks espresso in the beverage. Latte Macchiato will be available in Starbucks® stores in the U.S., Canada and most of Latin America.
Anatomy of Starbucks Espresso Beverages
Latte Macchiato is the newest addition to Starbucks espresso beverage portfolio that includes the Flat White, which Starbucks launched in U.S. and Canada stores last year. Both beverages are uniquely handcrafted to bring out the inherent flavors in espresso and steamed milk.
Latte Macchiato joins the existing core espresso family, which includes Doppio Espresso, Caffé Americano, Flat White, Cappuccino and Caffé Latte,
To understand the nuanced flavors in Starbucks espresso beverages, slide the bar on the interactive image below to see the difference between Starbucks Latte Macchiato and Flat White. (Embed code here for media use)