Starbucks Corporation is the leading roaster, retailer, and marketer of specialty coffee in North America In addition to a variety of coffees and coffee drinks, Starbucks shops also feature Tazo teas; pastries and other food items; and espresso machines, coffee brewers, and other assorted items. The company also sells many of these products via mail order and online at It also wholesales its coffee to restaurants, businesses, education and healthcare institutions, hotels, and airlines. Through a joint venture with Pepsi-Cola Company, Starbucks bottles Frappuccino beverages and sells them through supermarkets and convenience and drugstores. Through a partnership with Kraft Foods, Inc., the company sells Starbucks whole bean and ground coffee into grocery, warehouse club, and mass merchandise stores. A third joint venture is with Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream. In addition, it distributes Starbucks premium coffee ice creams to U.S. supermarkets.





By Starbucks definition, a latte is composed of expresso and milk.  A hot latte is made by  pouring shots of expresso directly into the cup then steamed milk is poured in and finally the drink is topped with a spoonful of foam.

If you don't have a fancy cappucino machine, the process for making foamed milk and "espresso" is relatively simple.  Put your milk in a glass jar.  Shake it for 45 seconds straight.  This will aerate the milk and start the formation of bubbles.  Then microwave, uncovered for 1-2 minutes, until the milk really starts to foam.  For the "espresso" just make some stinking strong coffee,

Customizing Your Latte
Starbucks allows you to customize the type of milk, sweeteners and toppings used in your coffee.

MILKS  The milks that Starbucks offers are nonfat/skim, 1%, 2%, whole, heavy cream, soy and eggnog (seasonal)

SWEETENERS A latte can also be customized with sweeteners. Starbucks offers plain sugar, splenda, equal, sweet n low, honey and sugar in the raw (which is all natural Turbinado sugar)

TOPPINGS Choices for toppings are cinnamon, chocolate powder, vanilla powder, nutmeg, whipped cream, caramel and mocha drizzle.


All of the syrups (used for sweetening/flavoring) that are used at Starbucks are measured with pumps for consistency's sake. One pump of a normal syrup comes out to one quarter of an ounce. Chai, Mocha and White Mocha are about a half of an ounce, but because these syrups (sometimes referred to as sauces) are a much different consistency than the bottled syrup. The amount of syrup in a drink can absolutely be changed to suit your taste.  These syrups can be bought online or you can make your own. (See sidebar for syrup recipes.)
  • Caramel
  • Chai
  • Cinnamon
  • Cinnamon Dolce
  • Classic
  • Hazelnut
  • Mocha
  • Peppermint
  • Raspberry
  • Toffee Nut
  • Vanilla
  • White Mocha




  1. Nice site! Just one comment . . . the correct word is "Espresso", not "Expresso".


  2. Awesome recipes....this is great!!!!! Tx.

  3. The links to the Starbucks sites now require registration as a foodservice vendor and it looks like you need an account number :(

  4. The links to the Starbucks sites now require registration as a foodservice vendor and it looks like you need an account number :(

  5. Well...looks like Starbucks just lost them a customer. Been on this site for a long long time and now all of a sudden, they want me to register as a vendor? Since I'm NOT one, I can't register as one. You wanna be that frakkin' picky about who uses your site, especially when it's someone who has been a loyal customer for ages? Well...stuff it. I'm done.