While lattes are undeniably delightful, sometimes the best part of this classic beverage isn't the roasted flavor, but rather the art. Those who enjoy this warm, frothy drink in neighborhood coffee shops may be delighted to find clever designs like hearts, playful animals, and even popular cartoon characters gracing their cup. We found a whole latte love added to these drinks, demonstrating a true passion for espresso-making. Click through to see a whole host of impressive (and often mind-boggling) favorites.
This update was shared by member Lauren, who is participating in our Savvy Savings Challenge and has vowed to give up her spendy latte habit but slipped up with the time change.
I have been so good for the last couple of weeks and have not bought an extra hot latte in so long. But this morning, I couldn't help it. With the time change, my body needed an extra shot of caffeine to get through the day. I promise the rest of the week, nothing but homemade coffee. I can still save $17 dollars this week for a grand total of $57 since I started this cheap coffee challenge! Not too shabby.
Cheer on the savers in comments and jump on our budget- and mood-boosting effort and cut your most harmful and indulgent habits for the challenge period! Join the Savvy Savings Challenge and share what you plan, then update the group with your pitfalls and success stories. The community and I will be your personal finance trainers!
This past weekend, my friends and I found ourselves waiting in line for some tasty coffee. When our orders came up, we each had some cutesy latte art — hearts, leaves, etc. — and it got me wondering about latte art in general. Some baristas really take pride in it and there are many clever designs out there. I recently came across this video that walks you through several different designs, including rabbits and stars. The unknown barista is very inspirational; after watching it, I wanted to give it a try myself!
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If you're anything like me, you have one (maybe two) cups of coffee a day. I used to drink my coffee black until I realized that adding a bit of non-fat milk to my morning coffee was an easy way to get a little more calcium in without having to drink a plain glass of milk. However, now I may be making the switch to lattes.
It is being reported that U.S. women consume on average 6 ounces of milk a day, which falls short of the 24 ounces needed. What's even more interesting than that? 40 Percent of Americans drink coffee, but only 6 percent of adults drink coffee with milk. Starting to see the correlation yet?
Adding milk to your coffee is a great way to get more calcium but if you want to go a step beyond that, order a non-fat (or skim) latte. Here's why: One 16-ounce skim latte provides not only 45 percentdaily value of calcium , but it also delivers 25 percent daily value of protein and 35 percent daily value of vitamin D as well as potassium, magnesium and vitamin A. So that super chic co-worker of yours - the one that only orders non-fat lattes - may actually be drinking it for her health, not just to look cool.
Now I'm off to Starbucks to order a non-fat latte -- and you, do you drink your coffee with or without milk? Tell me in the comments section below.