From Milan to Melbourne, the 'latte' has made its way into the hearts of coffee enthusiasts around the globe. As it journeyed, many regions adopted and modified the latte to suit their own tastes and traditions, hence creating variations that remain iconic to this day.
One of those variations that gained popularity is the Spanish 'Café con Leche'—a simple, yet satisfying blend of equal parts coffee and steamed milk. The figured stars in Latin America too, often served as a morning pick-me-up.
Heading east, you'll come across the Indian 'Beaten Coffee', or as locals love to call it, the 'Desi Latte'. Made by whipping instant coffee and sugar into a frothy mix and then adding hot milk, this beverage is as unique as they come.
Europe too, modified the latte in its own stylings. Sweden, for example, serves up 'Café au Lait' based on the French version, with equal parts hot milk and strong, dark coffee.
Meanwhile, in Asia, the 'Bubble Tea Latte' stands as a testament to the tradition of innovation. Originating from Taiwan, this beverage introduces boba, or tapioca pearls, into the classic latte, offering an intriguing globulous texture.
These diverse interpretations of the latte reflect its universality. Each variation keeping the essence of the latte, yet adding a special twist that symbolizes their culture. Serving your customers a worldwide tour of lattes could be the unique offering that will set your coffee shop apart.