Starbucks describes the Latte Macchiato's unique flavor as, "[A] burst of bold, roasty espresso in the first sip, which is then softened by creamy steamed whole milk," while it describes the Flat White as having "a sweet and balanced flavor, combining ristretto shots of espresso with velvety steamed whole milk." In other words, the Latte Macchiato isn't just espresso-forward in taste, it's espresso-first.
So, if you're into simple, no-frills espresso drinks and want something a little more robust than the Flat White or a regular latte, this is the way to go.
Sign up here for our daily Thrillist email, and get your fix of the best in food/drink/fun.
Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and totally gets the coffee sweats when he drinks espresso. Send news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.