Starbucks' New Drink Doesn't Make Sense, But You'll Still Order It
The latte macchiato has people scratching their heads, but it's essentially a reverse flat white.By Matt Moreno | January 5, 2016
When a latte and a macchiato love each other very, very much, a latte macchiato is born.
Starbucks offers a slightly more scientific explanation of the process behind its new creation. It starts with foamy, aerated whole milk. Then, it is marked — because macchiato means "marked" — by a slowly poured espresso shot.
It's essentially a reverse of a flat white, as illustrated by this interactive image on the Starbucks website.