Have you ever encountered a rude barista?

Some baristas I have encountered (most at Starbucks) have never heard of a Cortado: simply a serving of espresso that is "cut" (the translation of cortado) with an equal part, or slightly more, of steamed milk.

Usually I get a perplexed look followed by being just charged for a shot of espresso, or sometimes a double shot.

Almost any other coffee shop either has a cortado on the menu, or is very familiar with the beverage.

Essentially, it's just a mini-latte, save all the milk.


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