It’s been feeling quite wintery every morning, even though it isn’t officially winter in the northern hemisphere. I know I’m a wimp, but I start to get cold when it’s even ten degrees or so above freezing 🙂 So right now, I’m sitting here with a warm sweater on and a blanket around my legs… and I’m still cold. I sure wish my dog would cuddle with me.
When there’s a chill in the air, I crave a creamy, delicious latte. Make mine vanilla or hazelnut please! Something about the warmth and smoothness really perks me up on a cold day. Of course, I’m sure the caffeine doesn’t hurt either. I like to have a latte before breakfast to start up my body a bit. The milk (or in my case soy / almond milk) keeps me full while I’m still waking and warming up.
One of the things I love best about lattes is the art. If you ask me, latte art deserves to be recognized as its own art form. It’s extremely beautiful, and I think it takes talent to make some of the more complicated designs. I feel tickled whenever a barista makes a special little design in my drink. That’s what originally inspired The Latte Art Test. Take it, and tell me if it’s accurate for you!
Also, comment and let me know if you’re a big latte drinker. Where is your favorite place to get a latte? Starbucks? Coffee bean? An indie place? Your own kitchen? Also, what is your ideal latte like? Mine is made with really high quality espresso that’s a little sweet and chocolatey tasting. Add to that a high quality almond milk (or soy barista blend in a pinch). Then I’d like it topped with just a dusting of cocoa and cinnamon. That’s really not too much to ask for is it? 😉