The Gibraltar is a specialty espresso drink invented by Blue Bottle Coffee. It is served in a small 5oz glass and consists of a double shot of espresso and 3 ounces of steamed milk. The drink is served at a lower temperature, usually around 120 degrees, and without foam and minimal texture. It is larger than a macchiato and smaller than a cappuccino.
The drink was originally something made only by baristas who would instead of wasting the extra milk from a latte would pull a new shot and pour the now cool milk into the shot. Gibraltar!
2010-01-11 01:23:53 my coffee snob coworker tried to order one of these at Intelligensia in Chicago and was told "that's mostly a west-coast thing". yay, we have a thing! —TravisGrathwell
2010-01-11 08:15:50 I was made fun of in Portland, OR for trying to order one.