If you've ever watched a barista get tired from pumping syrup into your coffee, consider this as an alternative which is made with honey (or miel in French). "The miel latte is a great drink when you're craving sweetness but want to avoid sugar-based syrups, like in a vanilla latte," says owner Roland Baker of Miami's Vice City Bean. "It's a delicious combination of espresso, honey, cinnamon, and creamy milk. Our coffee shop makes miel lattes hot or iced." He also says it's tasty with almond milk, if you want to temporarily abandon liquid cow's gold.
Espresso and tonic
The drink is technically simple: It's just a shot of espresso mixed with a glass of tonic. But the flavors are more complex than you might think. Justin DeWaard, the manager of coffee quality at Nashville's Barista Parlor Golden Sound, likes "the sweetness of the tonic alongside the carbonation of the chilled tonic water, as it delivers the espresso in an effervescent and aromatic combination." And unlike some other drinks with tonic, you won't get fired for drinking one at work!