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An Open Letter to LA's Barista Community: Lattes

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Dear baristas and coffee mixologists of LA:

LAist loves coffee. In fact, collectively our staff probably drinks enough java on a daily basis to ensure many of your weekly salaries. But increasingly, we’ve found fewer and fewer of our local coffee bars and local Starbucks around LA know how to make really good lattes.

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Here are a few things that you might wan to consider when we order a simple nonfat latte. Following these tips might help stuff your college fund jar at the register.

>> A latte is not a cappuccino. Basically, there’s more steamed milk in a latte with a shorter cap of foam, making it a milder drink. The cappuccino has about equal parts espresso and milk, and a good amount of foam.