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‘Super Milk’ Drives the Long Lines at Your Favorite Coffee Shop

  • Baristas favor extra creamy, extra fatty milk for lattes
  • Premiums are a rare bright spot for struggling dairy industry
Straus Family Creamery barista milk.

Straus Family Creamery barista milk.

Photographer: Straus Family Creamery

The next time you order a latte, ask if the milk is super.

Super milk, sometimes called barista milk, has more protein than the regular product, and it is extra fatty and extra creamy. What’s more, it produces a microfoam with an exceptional porcelain sheen -- excellent for latte art.