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Julie orders the entire menu at her local cafe to find out which type of coffee is the best.

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- Hey guys, Julie here. And today is all about coffee. Now when I go into a coffee shop, I always order the same thing. I get a non-fat latte, I get some of that Sugar in the Raw, I sprinkle it on top. It's delicious! It's my favorite thing. I don't think I've ever gotten anything other than that. And to be honest I don't really know what the other things are. So I can't be alone in this. Today, I thought, I just order the whole dang menu. And see what I like. Maybe latte is not my vibe. So I went to my favorite coffee shop here in Toronto, Krave Coffee. It's so great. They're on Saint Clair West. And I ordered the whole coffee menu. That's exactly what I did! And we're gonna try it today. We're gonna see what tastes best. What do they even taste like? And maybe, who would prefer them? Let's get started. So, let's start with the first one. Let's just do a little shot of espresso. This is straight from the mother's teat. Ah! I don't think that's my drink. You know what I love about this is you really taste the espresso. It's fruity. I don't think I've ever tasted that before. The roasted quality to it is very, very pronounced. Not overly bitter. I was thinking that it would be almost like a shot of vodka where you're like, oh it burns! But it's actually quite nice. I could get to sipping this. I think this kind of drink is good for someone on-the-go. Just picked up their dry cleaning, is in the middle of a divorce, the kids in the back are screaming, can't get them to soccer practice in time. I think this drink is great for people who wear berets. It's great for anyone who's writing a screenplay. Okay, let's just pick up this one. So this one is, oh, this one is the cortado. So from what I learned, the cortado is made differently at different coffee bars. At this coffee bar they do it with a bit of steamed cream, and really not very much. It's meant to really let the coffee flavor flourish and just be a bit of an additive, be kind of super rich and creamy. Whoa! Whoa! Talk about rich! It just coats my whole mouth, in a layer of film, but in the best way. This is decadent. You're at a dinner party, and you've just had this large dinner and you're feeling a little lethargic, maybe after Thanksgiving dinner even. You get yourself a cortado, you're ready for the second half of the party after the kids go to bed, where you start lettin' loose! Take that hair down! Unzip those pants! Not for sexual reasons but because you ate too much. Okay, this is my tried and true, this is the latte. Do you know why I like it? I don't know if this is the coffee flavor, now that I've had the other ones, the coffee flavor is so mild and it's like a hint, like a little whisper of coffee. And I think I like it because it tastes a little like cereal milk. This drink is perfect for people who, it's their gateway into coffee. It's their gateway drug into a caffeine addiction. This drink is great for soccer moms who wear vests, puffy vests, specifically. So this is fun. This next one is the cappuccino, and I always thought that cappuccinos and lattes were interchangeable, and they're really not. Latte is mostly steamed milk with kind of that micro-foam incorporated, more foam on top, cappuccino is less milk and kind of mostly foam. Ooh, and it is in fact just that! It's definitely a stronger coffee flavor. This drink is great for people who are musicians, composers. This is great for anyone who wears a turtleneck. This is great for those guys who wear shorts in spite of there being a little dusting of snow on the ground. I think so. 'Cause they need somethin' hot. They need somethin' hot and quick 'cause they gotta keep movin' 'cause they underestimated how chilly it was outside. This one is the, oh, the flat white! So let's think back to the cortado. That was our espresso shots and that was some steamed cream. Now it was very little cream. You saw how beautiful it was in that clear glass. So the flat white is similar to that, but it is the steamed milk instead, but only a little bit. So the idea behind this is that it really lets the coffee, the espresso, kind of shine and be rich, but we're not pairing it with the depth of the cream, we're instead adding milk, is what I gathered. She's gonna be watching this video and she's gonna be like, I didn't say that! Oh, mm-hmm, mm-hmm! Fruitiness comes out in this one. I would say the fruitiness totally disappears in the cappuccino and the latte, it's gone, you're mostly just dealing with kind of coffee infused milk. This is definitely espresso forward. This drink is great for people who wear Birkenstocks. People who appreciate really good arch support. People who love watching those blackhead videos, where they pull up blackheads. This drink is great for people who love listening to movie soundtracks. If that helps paint the picture for you. And now on to the last one. Now this is the only one that had flavor additions. Of course when you go to Starbucks, you go to any of your kind of local baristas, they're gonna have lots of different flavors. You can add them to any of these. You can say, I want a vanilla latte. You can say, I want a vanilla cappuccino. You can add vanilla into just about anything, or any flavor. So that's why I didn't add it into this experiment, because I figured, hell, find the drink that you like, and then flavor it up. That being said, I could not leave without trying their mocha, because they make it with this dark chocolate sauce, this Belgian chocolate sauce, that they mix in with the espresso. Of course then they add the steamed milk, much similar to a latte, and top it with a bit of hot chocolate powder. I was like, how could I say no. Oh! Oh! Yes! Oh my God, this is so good! This is delightful. This is not about that espresso flavor. The espresso is totally drowned out. There's no subtleties in it. It is solely about that strong coffee, that dark coffee flavor with the dark chocolate. Mix them together with a whole ton of milk and get a little bit of sweetness from that hot chocolate powder on top. Physically? I feel high as a kite. My heart is racing! I feel like a hamster. Well I'll tell you what. I'm not gonna finish all these. I don't think that's a smart idea. In fact I think it's probably a health risk. So, I hope this has been helpful and informative for you. I know I learned a lot. I think my new drink, done with the latte, I realize, new drink I think is the flat white. I think that's my, I'm gonna get a flat white mocha next time. Oh my God, stay tuned! Just kidding, there's never gonna be another video. There's no way I'm gonna get approved to do that. Thank you so much for watching. I hope you enjoyed this video and I'll see you next time.