A quick guide to espresso-based drinks

Espresso, that small yet might cup of rich, creamy coffee is more than just a drink, it's the foundation of the expansive espresso-based drink family. Keep reading to learn about the composition of our favorite espresso-based drinks.

Rose coffee recipe!

This lovely coffee is light, smooth, fragrant, and the absolute perfect compliment to a beautiful summer day. With gentle rose tones and slight hint of spice, this easy rose coffee recipe may soon become your go-to summer drink.

Iced caramel macchiato

The word macchiato translates from the Italian to "spotted" or "stained". Traditionally, an espresso macchiato is an afternoon treat composed of one shot of espresso spotted with a dash of frothed milk. The latte macchiato, on the other hand, is composed of a glass approximately 1/3 - 2/3 filled with milk, and marked, or stained, with espresso. The espresso is slowly poured into the milk, literally creating a “spot” in the center of the glass. The additional blending of flavors and the advent of the iced macchiato became popularized in the 1990s. Here is my version of the iced caramel macchiato. Enjoy!

Iced rhubarb pie latte

Rhubarb season is here and I, for one am enamored of that slightly tart, super sweet vegetable. Coveted for its delicious contribution to pies worldwide, rhubarb is also a great health booster. High in both vitamins K and C, and rich in beta-carotenes the rhubarb is one healthy addition to your diet! Today I prepared a sweet iced rhubarb pie latte. I suggest sipping this slowly in the garden on a hot summer day. Enjoy!

Turmeric latte

Did you know that turmeric, that lovely, aromatic, golden spice provides many of the same health benefits¹ of coffee? Combining these ingredients creates both a healthy and delicious latte. Best of all, it is easy to make and done in minutes. Enjoy!

Orange spice coffee

If you love a sweet, spicy and zesty cup, this homemade orange spice coffee is sure to become a regular addition to your coffee routine. Best of all, It is an easy recipe that delivers maximum impact. Enjoy!

Strawberry coffee surprise

Juicy, succulent strawberries layered with home-made syrup, covered with luscious vanilla ice cream and topped off with steaming espresso. This delicious dessert, inspired by the fresh fruit at my local market is sure to get your taste buds tingling!

Sweet banana coffee

I love having a banana with my morning coffee. I never considered combining the banana with the coffee until now. The result is a uniquely delicious, sweet cappuccino style latte combining homemade banana syrup, coffee, and frothed milk.

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