When was the Latte Invented? Bonus Dark Cacao Latte Recipe

When was the Latte Invented? Bonus Dark Cacao Latte Recipe

Published by Chocolatier Jason Vishnefske on 27th Sep 2023

The word "latte" is Italian for "milk". The drink itself is thought to have originated in Italy in the early 1900s, shortly after the invention of the espresso machine. At first, it was known as "caffè latte" (coffee and milk). The term "latte" was first used in English in 1867 by William Dean Howells in his essay "Italian Journeys".

The latte became popular in the United States in the 1980s, thanks in part to the coffeehouse chain Starbucks. Starbucks began serving lattes in 1986, and they quickly became one of the company's most popular drinks.

Today, the latte is one of the most popular coffee drinks in the world. It is typically made with espresso and steamed milk, and it can be flavored with a variety of syrups and spices.

Here are some additional facts about lattes:

  • The latte is a popular breakfast drink, but it can be enjoyed at any time of day.
  • Lattes can be made with a variety of types of milk, including whole milk, skim milk, and non-dairy milks such as soy milk and almond milk.
  • Lattes can be flavored with a variety of syrups and spices, such as vanilla syrup, chocolate syrup, and cinnamon.
  • Lattes can also be topped with foam art, which is a decorative design created with steamed milk.

Dark Cacao Latte Recipe: 

Begin by taking 1 tbsp of Santa Barbara's pure Rainforest Dark Cacao Powder. Combine it with warm water, blending the two together using a bamboo whisker.

Next, set this cacao mixture aside. Heat up your preferred milk using a milk frother, and feel free to add a hint of sweetener to your liking. Pour this warmed milk over the cacao mix, and for that finishing touch, crown your latte with your favorite whipped cream.

Now, savor every sip! Don't forget to save this recipe and follow for more delicious ideas.

Here are some great health benefits of consuming Rainforest Dark Cocoa:

Antioxidant Richness: Dark cocoa powder is packed with flavanols and some antioxidants, which can help combat free radicals in your body, supporting overall well-being.

Mood Enhancement: Dark cacao contains serotonin precursors, which may positively influence mood and reduce stress.

Rich Flavor, No Guilt: You can enjoy the luscious taste of chocolate without the guilt, as our Rainforest Dark Cocoa Powder is vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free.

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