Café Latte Brevé (pronouns it as Bra-Ve), is an American variation of a latte; a milk base espresso drink using steamed half-and-half, which is half cream and half milk.

This was usually the beverage I order from the coffee outlet in the airport during my travels. A small cup of Café Latte Brevé contains about 8 g of total carb, 5.5 g protein and 21g fat. It has a fair amount of fat, and it keeps me satiated until dinner.

Normally, 8 grams of carb in a cup of beverage, I would consider it relatively high in carb. But when I can’t find any other decent low carb high fat food during transit and used it as a fat ‘meal’, it is a reasonable amount.

Lately, I tried exploring to reduce the amount of total carb in a Latte Brevé by adding heavy cream and reduce the amount of half and half. The taste is even creamier and the total carb reduced to 6.5 g in one cup.

So now instead of ordering the usual Café Latte Brevé, I started to order it with 1/3 of heavy cream and 2/3 of half and half. And I call it a Café Latte Premium Brevé.

When I order this beverage at any coffee outlet, I said: “May I have a Café Latte PREMIUM Brevé, please!” I did emphasize the PREMIUM just to make it clear. The barrister would usually ask what is a Premium Brevé. I’ll then explain that it is made with 1/3 of heavy cream and 2/3 of half and half.

May be someday the Café Latte Premium Brevé will get known in the coffee industries. 😀

You can try making a Café Latte Premium Brevé at home.

Makes 1 serving


1/3 cup heavy cream

2/3 cup half and half

1 sachet Starbucks VIA instant coffee powder (or1 shot of espresso)

1 tablespoon hot water


  1. Add the heavy cream and the half-and-half into a cup and warm it in the microwave for 1 or 2 minutes, depending on your microwave.
  2. While waiting for cream to get warm up, add coffee into the serving cup and melt it with the hot water.
  3. When the cream is heated up, use a frother to froth the milk until foamy. Pour frothed cream into the coffee, and enjoy.

Nutrition facts:

Each cup contains 6.5 g total carb, 6.5 g net carb, 5 g protein and 36 g fat.

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