A dairy-based mixture created by steaming whole milk to make it thicker, then adding flavored syrup or coffee that has been sweetened at the time of its creation. There are many flavors that can be added to the drink, including vanilla, caramel, strawberry and honey pecan. The different types of breve are sometimes served as an alternative to cappuccino. And it makes Starbucks' coffee taste more authentic in countries that are accustomed to their creamy, rich lattes.
The word “breve” comes from the Italian word for "brief" or "short." It is because breve drinks are usually shorter than other espresso-style drinks due to the milk being so high in fat content.