Are Lattes Good?

Last updated on July 30th, 2022 at 08:55 pm

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Before I try to answer this question, I am going to assume you have never tried a latte. Especially if you are asking if it is good. 

The world of coffee is incredibly vast as there are so many flavors and types of coffee. Espressos are a type of coffee, and a latte is a type of espresso drink. Out of all of the coffees, a latte is the one that tastes the least like coffee. It doesn’t have a strong taste but rather stays on the sweet side of the scale.

A lot of milk is poured into the beverage and flavoring syrups add a sweet taste. So, you asked, are lattes good?

Lattes are a good coffee drink. They are made by mixing espresso, milk, and flavoring syrups together to form a wonderful sweet and creamy drink with a hint of coffee. If you like coffee, you will like a latte.

Are Lattes Good?

Alright, let’s get one thing straight. Everyone has different tastes and likes different things. One person may love chocolate and another prefers hard candy. Someone may enjoy eating a steak while someone else always orders chicken. 

So, to say something is good is really based on your own personal preference. 

As I write this, I am enjoying an iced white chocolate raspberry latte. I think it is absolutely delicious. Its creamy milk is mixed with the sweet flavors of white chocolate sauce and raspberry syrup all pairing perfectly with the taste of rich espresso. 

As you can see, I think lattes are good. But someone who doesn’t like white chocolate, raspberry, or even espresso may not. Many people enjoy coffee even to the point that it is the first thing they drink in the morning. 

Its caffeine wakes them up, giving them energy for the day. Plus the smell of the drink is amazing. Most people tend to like lattes. Even those who don’t necessarily like coffee. Overall, lattes are good.

What Is A Latte Supposed To Taste Like?

Lattes are good if you like coffee or sweet drinks. Even some who don’t like coffee enjoy lattes. But what exactly are lattes supposed to taste like?

A latte is supposed to taste like espresso, milk, and flavoring. Hot lattes are made with steamed or frothed milk and iced lattes are made with cold milk and ice. The flavoring you add to a latte can be anything you’d like.

Lattes are generally made with flavoring syrup and there are so many to choose from. Vanilla, french vanilla, hazelnut, raspberry, caramel, etc. Torani has a wide selection of flavoring syrups that you can add into lattes. 

This drink isn’t strong like other coffees but instead its strong espresso is covered up by more of a milky, sugary taste. I mean, it has 2 times more milk than other espresso drinks and can be served hot or iced. 

So, those who would rather skip out on the strong-tasting bitter coffee can still enjoy a latte. A latte tastes sweet and milky with just a hint of espresso flavor. 

According to the article, Macchiato vs Latte: Similarities & Differences In Your Favorite Coffee Drinks by The Roasterie, “A latte, or a Caffe Latte (meaning “milk coffee”) in Italian, is a more creamy coffee drink than a traditional macchiato.”. They continue, “It is espresso topped with steamed milk and then usually topped again with frothed or foamed milk…lattes often taste more like milk than anything else, which is why there are many different types of lattes available at coffee shops.  From flavors like caramel and chocolate to alternative milks like oat and almond, there’s no end to options when it comes to types of lattes!… And technically, pretty much any beverage that is mostly steamed milk can be called a latte, even if it doesn’t include coffee. Like a chai latte or matcha latte, for example.” 

Are Lattes Unhealthy?

Ok, now we are taking the question literally and wondering if lattes are good for us. Since they are made with flavoring syrups which have a lot of sugar, are lattes unhealthy?

Lattes are not unhealthy if you drink them in moderation. This espresso drink contains a lot of milk and therefore, a lot of fat and calories. The flavoring syrup used in latees is packed full of sugar making your calorie intake for the day higher.

The article What Happens To Your Body When You Drink a Latte Every Day explains, “…just because it’s the most popular caffeinated drink option, doesn’t mean it’s the best for you. In fact, there are some significant negatives that could be caused by your latte habit. Latte is traditionally made with espresso, steamed milk, and milk foam, and many of the issues stem from the lactose, rather than the caffeine. 

That’s right. Drinking lattes all the time could be affecting your body in an unhealthy way. You could experience digestive issues, be suffering from acne, feeling stressed out, consuming a lot of fat, and slowing down weight loss. 

Lattes are full of milk and flavoring syrup so when you drink one of these delicious drinks, you are consuming a lot of fat and sugar. For this reason, lattes are not good for you. 

Now, don’t get me wrong, lattes taste good and are perfectly fine to enjoy every so often, but you don’t want to get caught up in the unhealthy habit of having one every single day.

Final Thoughts

Lattes are good if you like coffee or sweet, milky drinks. Made with espresso, flavoring syrup, and 2 times more milk than other coffee beverages, lattes are even enjoyed by those who don’t care for strong coffee. 

As far as a latte being good for you, it can be unhealthy to drink them all of the ime. Because of the fat from the milk and the sugar from the flavoring syrup you aren’t really doing your body a flavor. 

Drinking lattes too much could result in some health issues. As I finish the last sip of my latte, I leave you with this thought. Lattes are good. 

Really, you just have to try one for yourself to see if you like them or not.

Hannah R.

Hey, I'm Hannah and I'm the founder of Get Eatin'.

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