No seriously, the title is true. According to The Brooklyn Paper, a new trend is sweeping Brooklyn and it comes in the name of a “Babyccino.” At around $2, they state that some people describe the drink as
“a macchiato-like beverage featuring a shot of decaf espresso topped with steamed milk and froth, while others use it to describe steamed milk with foam on top and a touch of cinnamon. Baristas around the borough say they get requests for both versions of the drink.”
The paper also states “Doctors say that caffeine is not healthy for kids in large quantities, but a decaf shot of espresso contains less caffeine than a soda.” Oh, phew! That’s okay then!
The Huffington Post is trying to stir up some reaction from adults, by implying that it is always the decaf espresso version, but thankfully most parents choose the steamed milk babyccino. I know my toddler is already a non-stop moving machine, so I wouldn’t really want to add a shot of espresso (decaf or not) to the mix. Would you?
Here is a video of little Ruby enjoying her Babyccino, which the poster of the video states “Don’t worry, it’s just the frothy milk from a cappucino, but don’t tell her that!”
Would you give your baby a Babyccino?