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Korean 101: Crazy Lattes

I'm a black coffee kind of gal, but sometimes you just want a latte.

If you're in Korea or near a Korean cafe, you're in luck!

There is an entire world of lattes out there waiting for you to explore!

The norm:


(ka-pe ra-tte or just "ra-tte)

Cafe Latte


(a-i-seu ra-tte)

Iced Latte

The sweets:


(ba-nil-la ra-tte)

Vanilla Latte


(ka-ra-mel ra-tte)

Caramel Latte


(hae-jeul-neot ra-tte)

Hazelnut Latte


(heo-ni ra-tte)

Honey Latte

The teas:


(nok-cha ra-tte or geu-rin-tee ra-tte)

Green Tea Latte


(hong-cha ra-tte)

Black Tea Latte



(go-gu-ma ra-tte)

Sweet Potato Latte


(dan-ho-bak ra-tte)

Sweet Pumpkin Latte


(heuk-im-ja ra-tte)

Black Sesame Latte


(me-soot-ga-ru ra-tte)

5 Grain Latte

Which of these have you tried?

Which do you WANT to try?!

I just started getting into lattes but my favorite is white chocolate lattes
The green tea and sweet potato latte sound sooooo good!
@MelissaGarza Me too! I can't wait to try it :D
I have a few packs of Matcha Ginger Latte and they taste amazing
@MelissaGarza my sister just told me that she tried the green tea latte from Starbucks once, apparently it's really good!
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