What is a Latte?

What is a Latte?

Whether you’re an espresso enthusiast or are new to the espresso scene, we know it can be tricky to remember the subtle differences between espresso drinks. We’ve got your back. Keep reading to find out the answer to the frequently asked question, “what is a Latte?”

Did you know that Dunkin’ offers a variety of handcrafted espresso options? That’s right, you can enjoy terrific espresso at a great value, delivered at the speed of Dunkin’. When it comes to espresso, our high-quality Arabica beans are dark roasted, then freshly and finely ground. The espresso is then brewed by forcing hot water through the grounds at high pressure. This delivers the rich, smooth taste of an espresso shot.

Then, to create a Hot Latte, the creamiest of our espresso selections, we combine espresso with steamed milk, then top it with a layer of milk foam. For a refreshing Iced Latte, we combine espresso with cold milk, then pour it over ice. You can also customize your Hot or Iced Latte just the way you like it with your choice of dairy, flavor – including seasonal favorites – and sweetener.

Did you know that Dunkin’ also has next-level lattes, called Signature Lattes? Our Signature Lattes, available hot or iced, feature exciting flavors and toppings, handcrafted for an artful presentation and a smooth taste. The Signature Caramel Craze Latte includes caramel flavor, and is topped with whipped cream, a caramel flavored drizzle and cinnamon sugar topping, while the Signature Cocoa Mocha Latte has a mocha flavor, and is topped with whipped cream, a mocha drizzle and hot chocolate powder.

Signature Lattes


Now you may be wondering, “what’s the difference between a Latte and an Americano, Macchiato and Cappuccino?” Check out our blog post on the differences between our espresso drinks here.

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