Each day in the UK, approximately 98 million cups of coffee are consumed [1], with AO.com discovering that one in four out of 2000 adults surveyed would opt for a latte as their choice of drink [2]that’s a choice we can get on board with!  

Whether the milky treat kicks off the working day at 9:01am (the average time for the first cup of coffee [3]) or is enjoyed later in the day as an afternoon pick-me-up, there is no denying that the smooth and milky delight is loved by many across the globe.  


But what exactly is a latte?  

A latte is a milky coffee, usually made up of one or two shots of espresso, steamed milk and a final thin layer of frothed milk on top – but that’s just in the UK! If your colleagues visit Italy during their annual leave, be sure to let them know that they should ask for a ‘latte macchiato’ in order to enjoy what they’re used to [4]. Otherwise, they’ll be sipping on just a glass of warm milk!  

Did you know? Americans visiting Italy found the bitter and rich flavours of coffee too overpowering. As a result, warm milk was added to create a sweeter, more balanced and palatable drink for tourists [5]. 


A crowd pleaser… 

The mix of coffee with creamy frothed milk makes the latte a popular option for regular coffee drinkers, as well as those who opt for a caffeine kick every now and again – the beloved latte is the perfect crowd pleaser and a fantastic perk in any workplace, meaning colleagues wouldn’t need to travel to or spend money in coffee shops on their breaks.  

Want to know the best part? You can supply your employees with coffee shop quality latte’s with just the touch of a button from an office coffee machine. Explore our full range of Bean to Cup machines here and contact our expert team to discover the best option for your workplace…