What is a caramel latte?
“Latte” comes from an Italian origin. It means milk, and it is most often referred to in coffee circles when describing a “caffe latte” or “milk coffee”. It is essentially a coffee drink made with 180 to 240ml of steamed milk and one shot of espresso.
However, the modern flavoured latte has been popularised in America where it is made with or without coffee. We too recommend you use this powder in both a drink with an espresso shot or without one. That is why we offer it as a “Caramel Latte” but if you mix it with an espresso, you’ll actually be drinking a “caffe caramel latte”.
That brings us to caramel. Caramel is made by simply heating sugar. As the sugar is heated it changes its chemical composition and darkens as it “caramelises”. The actual chemistry revolves around the removal of water from the sugar and we all know that it’s a chemical marvel that is a popular flavour in desserts and sweets.
Either way, with espresso and milk, or just made plain with mlk, both taste exceptional with a hint of caramel and the sweetness that changes the way you sense the taste.
Caramel Latte joins our other flavours Chai Tea Latte, and White Chocolate to offer you a range of flavours for the extra canister in your coffee machine. Note that in the Sprint Instant coffee vending machine, there is a fifth canister so you can have an instant coffee, sugar, milk powder, hot chocolate and a latte powder.