Caffè Latte at Pear Tree Torquay. Coffee and milk have been part of European cuisine since the 17th century. The term Caffè Latte was first used in English in 1867 by William Dean Howells in his essay "Italian Journeys". In Italian latte means milk. So ordering a "latte" in Italy will get the customer a glass of milk. But in Torquay at Pear Tree Cafe, you'll get a Barista made Caffè Latte.