Starbucks to unveil new Latte Macchiato at stores nationwide

Posted at 6:44 AM, Jan 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-05 06:45:02-05

NEW YORK — Starbucks is expanding their menu Tuesday with a new espresso beverage.

The coffee chain will add the Latte Macchiato to their menu at stores across the U.S., Canada and parts of Latin America.

The drink is made by pouring shots of espresso into steamed milk, creating a signature dot in the center. Regular lattes are created by pouring two shots of espresso into a cup followed by steamed milk.

Allowing the steamed milk to sit before pouring in the espresso gives the milk time to separate from the steam. Mashable reports this change gives a stronger espresso taste, which is then followed up with the sweetness and creaminess from the steamed milk.

Starbucks released a graphic to explain where the Latte Macchiato falls on the espresso spectrum.

A tall (12 fl. oz.) of the drink will range from  $3.75 and $4.25 depending on the market.