If the so called third-wave coffee movement has succeeded in introducing a more robust appreciation of coffee, it has also opened up the possibilities for how coffee can be served. For a while, it seemed that everyone was serving traditional Italian-style sizes of lattes, cappuccinos, and macchiatos. And while the quality of those drinks has vastly improved over ten years ago, it's starting to get a little boring with the same old drink formats.
Instead, cafes are now going beyond the traditional options of drinking black coffee and espresso shots, or with varying ratios of milk. Today, coffee bars have begun experimenting with new recipes that aim to highlight certain flavor notes, or deliver a unique experience. Whether they're inspired by spices and international ingredients, most of them reflect a new kind of approach to enjoying coffee in Los Angeles. Here now are 15 of LA's most delicious specialty coffee drinks.Read More