I came across the words "latte liberal" while reading an article in The Economist on the US presidential election --which is, by the way, waaaay better than this so-called analysis in Kompas daily.
The Latte Liberals are the term used by Hillary Clinton camp to describe young and educated supporters of Obama. Geographically, they are mostly located in big cities in Northeast and West Coast. Surely it is a variant of the old word of "anti-establishment east upper side Manhattanites", whom Woody Allen's films represent.
And this does not refer to the "neo liberals", to whom some of us love to hate for being responsible for our economic problems. Liberals in the US are the Democrats, who, in economic sphere, most of the time, are for rather high tax and more subsidy and transfer --hence less ardent free market supporter than their fellow Republicans.
Latte liberals are on the rise here. And actually I am curious: to whom our own latte liberals supports for our next President election? Also, if you are the candidate, would you really take them into account as important voters?
But, in the first place, who are actually our latte liberals?
(Okay, I hear you, Co. Latte ain't coffee. Can't agree more. And you Manager, don't say that latte liberals are bunch of snotty people. Likely, they are our cafe's target market)