The new Cascara Latte at Starbucks is definitely something different. Cascara, pronounced like mascara, is a latte that specializes in a coffee cherry. The taste is very slight, so you’re not going to be overwhelmed with a whole new taste. As soon as your lips touch the warmness of the drink, you’re met with just the right amount of foam (unless you don’t like foam, then order it with no foam). The Cascara toppings give it a bit of a texturized taste, allowing for a slight crunch that tickles your tongue.
I paired the Cascara latte with the new Ham & Cheese Croissant (definitely something I would recommend). The Ham & Cheese Croissant is a plain croissant, with an addition of ham and melted cheese. It has the perfect crunch to it from the toasted croissant and you’ll definitely find yourself licking your lips after every bite. Did I mention it’s very filling too? I didn’t find myself eating again until it was time for lunch.
As usual, I followed with my daily routine and read the newspaper to follow up on what is going on in the world. Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and I read that it took nearly 20 years for the holiday to be approve. A healthy routine with a coffee or latte gets my morning started and definitely impacts the rest of my day.