Meet a healthier coffee barista
Some days you just need a coffee. But you know that the syrup, sugar and caffeine aren’t doing your body any favours. So, what do you do? Have your coffee, says Brian Leonard, East Coast-bred, Toronto-based celebrity latte artist and resident barista artist at Calii Love.
Affectionately known as “Barista Brian, he tells Best Health about the latest trends in coffee are all about making a healthier coffee. (You need to check out @baristabrian on Instagram, too!)
“Specialty coffee has come a long way in the past few years,” he says. “People care more about where their coffee is coming from. And they also care where their dairy is coming from, too.”
He mentions upcoming coffee trends include direct-trade coffee and dairy, where the money goes straight to the farmers to produce higher quality coffee ingredients. (Leonard loves Rolling Meadow grass-fed milk, and he finds he is able to better digest it than regular milk.)
Actually, coffee has loads of health benefits. But if you want to order a healthier coffee or make yourself home brew that is better for you, check out his tips.