Candy Corn coffee

The debate over whether candy corn is the best or worst of the Halloween treats has been raging for decades. Whether pro or con, one must admit that nothing evokes the Halloween spirit quite like that yellow, orange, and white candy. Here I have deconstructed those flavors and incorporated them into a sweet coffee treat.

DIY coffee stencils

Latte art is both impressive and beautiful. With a little ingenuity, patience, and some common household items you can create beautiful, impressive, and original designs right from your own kitchen. This simple method is an easy way to add some panache to your home brewed latte. What's more, you can tailor your latte art for personal taste or holiday themes and involve the whole family in stencil design and creation.

Candy apple latte

I love the flavors of autumn, and nothing says fall to me quite like candy apples. This sweet seasonal treat brings childhood memories rushing to the forefront. Today's recipe deconstructs the childhood classic into a sweet, hot, and decidedly adult coffee treat. Enjoy!

5 fabulously unique iced coffee recipes

Looking to shake up your iced coffee repertoire? Look no further! From avocados to yams to apple cider (and more!), these five recipes merge and mix some of our favorite flavors into unforgettable, and at times unimaginable, iced coffee masterworks. Es Alpukat Kopi (Avocado Iced Coffee) Creamy, smooth, and surprisingly sweet, this American take on... Continue Reading →

Iced salted honey-spice latte

As you may have surmised honey is one of my favorite coffee additives. Having known health benefits and natural sweetness it is, in my opinion, the best alternative to sugar for your sweetened coffee drinks. This recipe is a great alternative to the popular iced caramel latte. Sweet and flavorful, this drink is sure to have you coming back for more. Enjoy!

Prepare barista-worthy coffee at home

Missing that prefect coffee meticulously prepared by your favorite barista? We can relate! The good news is, with the right equipment and some practice, you can recreate your favorite coffee drinks at home. All you need is good coffee, the right tools, and a few pro tips.

Caramel cream Americano

A café Americano, consisting of espresso with added boiling water, is a staple in most coffee houses. Some say it acquired prominence during WWII. American soldiers in Italy found the espresso offered quite different than that of the brewed coffee they were accustomed to drinking at home. By adding hot water to their Italian espresso, the drink became much more palatable. The amount of water added varies by location. In the United States, the ratio is typically one part espresso to one part water, although some prefer one to two. The addition of water to espresso results in a beverage with similar strength to that of brewed coffee, but retaining the distinct flavor of espresso. To find your preferred ratio a bit of experimentation may be needed. Here I prepare an Americano using the one to one ratio. My version is decidedly sweet due to the addition of caramel cream topping. Enjoy!

Tips for frothing your milk at home

Do you enjoy a latte with a tempting luscious velvet coating of milk? Does your taste run towards a cappuccino topped with stiff, glossy, frothy foam? Either way, there is nothing like a beautifully finished coffee drink! The process of frothing your milk allows the formation of microbubbles, which alter the surface of the milk itself. This structural change allows for more complete engagement of the taste buds, leading to a greater sensory experience when enjoying your beverage.

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