Number One

What makes the vanilla latte one of the most popular coffee drinks? Vanilla latte is simply espresso, steamed milk (with the froth) + vanilla syrup. Taste combo, I guess. It is the number one specialty coffee ordered in coffee houses in the US. Myself, I'll opt for a double espresso pianura first, but I'm always one to share what's hot - especially during this chilly time of year. So, warm up with a vanilla latte. 

Vanilla Latte

1 oz Vanilla syrup
8 oz milk
2 shots espresso

Steam milk and vanilla syrup together. Pour heated, flavored milk into a tall glass and add brewed espresso. Spoon a thin layer of foamed milk over beverage. Option: 1/2 cup of very strong brewed coffee can be substituted for 2 shots espresso.

- Use 1 percent or whole milk for better froth
- For the best tasting espresso, grind the espresso beans just before preparing.
- Enjoy drinking espresso immediately because it has a 10 second window before it begins losing flavor and increases in bitterness.