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Translating Coffee Menus: Different Names for 'Coffee Plus Milk'

While apparently the whole "Inuits have a zillion different words for 'snow'" is a myth, it does seem that the average coffee shop uses a zillion different words to mean "coffee plus milk." You've got your café latte (Italian), café au lait (French), café con leche (Spanish), and even your flat white (the Down Under version, mates). So what's the deal? Put away your coffee-to-English dictionary and let us decipher the international language of caffeinated deliciousness for you. [Photograph:: journeyscoffee on Flickr] More

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