Lattes are coffee-based beverages consisting of espresso and steamed milk, with variations including milk foam as an added ingredient. In the United States, there are three basic types of lattes namely caffè latte, latte macchiato, and iced caffè latte. Caffè latte is a hot beverage where steamed milk is added to espresso and then topped with milk foam. Latte macchiato, on the other hand, is made by pouring hot espresso into foamed steamed milk. Iced caffè latte, meanwhile, is mixed espresso and milk that are typically chilled beforehand and then poured over some ice and served as is without milk foam.
Over the years, demand for non-coffee based energy-boosting drinks has increased. It is for this reason most coffee chains now serve lattes made with caffeinated teas such as the Indian masala chai and the Japanese matcha or powdered green tea. Lattes are no doubt a tasty treat. However, ready-made versions of this classic drink contain unwholesome ingredients that may pose ill effects to one’s health.
Read further and discover more about the negative effects of lattes and why the Superhuman Food Pyramid recommends you avoid this source of hydration to help in your quest to Become Superhuman.