Uniquely signature coffee and espresso drinks are no longer just available at barista competitions or after-hours throwdowns around Los Angeles. These days more imaginative baristas are opening their own coffee bars or working up impressive menus for others, using ceramic mugs, glasses, plastic and paper cups as canvases for creative caffeinated beverages. Competitions celebrate espresso (which is what we mainly stick to here) though baristas also utilize cold brew and other methods to great effect at local coffee bars. These coffee hubs also offer seasonal drinks that go way beyond pumpkin spice and other ubiquitous lattes bombed with sweetened condensed milk. Signature drinks are often available hot or iced, though sometimes baristas will specify. These 15 drinks from around greater Los Angeles show just some of the wide range.
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