Latte is a beverage that consists of espresso and steamed milk. Itís just like cappuccino, except with more milk. Due to a recent Ďexplosioní (not literally) in the popularity of latte, its immediate demographic was harshly critiqued. This resulted in latte being unfortunately associated with specific social behaviors and political ideologies that couldnít possibly have anything to do with an inanimate mixture of two liquids. An alternative theory suggests that latteís negative stereotype was caused by the relatively slow adoption of the drink which left large areas of the United States without access to latte at all. At this point, those without access expressed a strong disapproval of the drink, fueled by their frustration (not a new phenomenon).
Latte is spectacular. Itís a bit sweeter than cappuccino. Itís a good alternative for those who find coffee a bit too strong, and desire smaller concentrations of it in each sip. Its presentation has developed into a portable cup, which at this point seems more appropriate. Ceramic/porcelain is now reserved for cappuccino and espresso.
Latte became an official snack on July 12th 2012.