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Year of the Espresso Martini, the Fall of Soy Milk, and Pouring Latte Art at Home

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An espresso martini on a granite countertop.
Christopher C. Dec 12, 2022
  • Why 2022 is the year of the espresso martini

    By Jordan Valinsky for CNN Business

    “It might be 2022, but people are still ordering espresso martinis like it’s the 90s. The coffee-flavored drink has experienced such a resurgence that it has entered the top 10 list of most ordered cocktails at US bars this year, according to research firm CGA by Nielsen IQ. The espresso martini has even displaced the classic Manhattan, a bourbon-based cocktail, in the top 10.”

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  • Why isn’t soy milk popular anymore?

    By Melina Devoney for Perfect Daily Grind

    “Although it has been consumed for centuries in some countries (mostly throughout Asia), soy milk started to become more popular in coffee shops during the 1990s. In fact, for many years, it was one of the very few plant-based options for people who didn’t consume dairy in both coffee shops and supermarkets. In some cases, soy milk was the only choice for these consumers.”

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  • How do you pour great latte art at home?

    By Zoe Stanley for Perfect Daily Grind

    “When the majority of out-of-home coffee businesses closed in the first few months of the pandemic, many consumers started to make more coffee at home. As part of this, more and more people wanted to create café-quality beverages themselves – including milk-based drinks. However, it’s safe to say that pouring high-quality latte art can be difficult, even for those with more experience and skills. Moreover, it can also be challenging to produce good microfoam without the right equipment.”

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