Okay so this is a big claim, I know, but I feel strongly enough about this particular espresso drink that I am ready to face the inevitable debates for my claim. Before I tell you why I think I have found the best tasting latte in Los Angeles, let me first give you an idea of what type of coffee I enjoy. I was raised believing that Honey Nut Cheerios were junk food because they have more sugar than a human should ever eat (which my mother was not wrong guys, sounds crazy but that sugar-to-protein ratio for breakfast is a no-go). So understanding this, it is no surprise that I HATE sugar in my coffee. This makes finding the perfect cup of coffee difficult since I also love flavors in my coffee and dread the super tangy (or as I like to incorrectly call it ‘bitter’) cup that most coffee lovers live for. Even though I am making it pretty clear that my coffee taste lies more in the minority of preferences than it does the majority, I still feel as though I have found the perfect latte because I have yet to met a coffee taster who doesn’t love this latte no matter what their preferred cup of coffee tastes like.
“Came here to try their almond essence latte and it’s by far one of the most delicious drink I have ever had…”Read Jack F.‘s review of Balconi Coffee Company on Yelp
Okay, so let’s get into to the details of this drink and where you can find it to give it a try yourself.
The Latte that I have been raving about is none other than the Almond Essence Latte from Balconi Coffee Company in Santa Monica, CA. As described by the Company, this latte is an
“Origional Creation! Espresso with steamed organic STRAUS Whole Milk and sweetened pulverized almonds.”http://www.balconicoffee.com/menu
Yeah you read the right, PULVERIZED ALMONDS. They aren’t just using almond milk or some almond sweetener, but sweetened pulverized almonds to add the perfect unique sweet taste to their espresso without it having the overwhelming sugary sweetness that we are used to in most flavored lattes. If you are dairy-free, I would recommend trying it with their special ordered Oat Milk (This is my personal non-dairy substitute favorite), but they also have other non-dairy substitutes available. Sound too good to be true? Head to Los Angeles to give it a try for yourself and comment below what you think!