Category:Coffee Recipes

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Coffee is a versatile beverage that can be percolated or infused from ground coffee beans.[1] The beverage can be enjoyed either hot or cold, mixed with other ingredients, or even used in baking to the enhance the flavor of chocolate.[2] Many consumers flock to coffee bars and restaurants that serve fancy blended coffee beverages like frappes, cappuccinos, macchiatos, and lattes.[3] Unfortunately, these coffee beverages can become an expensive habit quickly. Learning how to replicate these concoctions at home requires learning some basic coffee recipes and possibly purchasing some equipment but may save you money in the long run, particularly if you drink coffee regularly. Crafting beverages at home allows you to modify the ingredients and proportions to your specific preferences and it allows you to serve friends and family members their favorite coffee mixtures when they visit.


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Source: Kansir
Made from Ground coffee plant seeds
Coffee varietes Arabica, robusta
Common coffee equipment Drip coffee makers, steam espresso pots, coffee grinders[4]
Coffee chains Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Caribou Coffee, Peet's Coffee & Tea, Tim Hortons
Ingredients Coffee, milk, chocolate, whipped cream, sugar, cinnamon, caramel
Author Laura Acevedo
 

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Coffee Syrup Recipes

Many mixed coffee drinks served at coffee shops rely on special syrups to add distinctive flavors to the mixtures. These syrups can be pre-made at home, so they'll ready when you want to add an extra kick to a regular morning cup of Joe, or create a fancy, coffee-shop style treat. A basic Vanilla Syrup is a good one to start the syrup-making process. The flavor is smooth and blends well with most types and flavors of coffee. For a festive holiday-inspired flavor, consider making Pumpkin Spice Syrup. Around the winter season, the Starbucks Gingerbread Syrup may be a flavorful addition to coffees, mochas, or even hot tea. These syrups are inexpensive to make and can help add flavor without the cost associated with a coffee shop visit.


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Blended Coffee Recipes

While the names of coffee beverages may vary between coffee shops, most establishments use a base of espresso and add additional seasonings, flavors, and indgredients to form a delicious beverage. When you're ready to make one of these at home, try starting with a Starbucks Caramel Macchiato, which includes cold milk and vanilla syrup combined with espresso and topped with caramel sauce or have an Iced Caramel Macchiato if the weather is warm.[5] If you want a sweeter taste, you may enjoy making a Starbucks Frappuccino, a cold coffee drink with milk, sugar, caramel syrup, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream.[6]

For a quick blended drink in the morning, mix steamed milk, espresso, and vanilla syrup for a Starbucks Vanilla Latte or serve it over ice as a Iced Vanilla Latte.[7]

Coffee Recipes Video

Discover barista tips on how to craft the perfect latte at home.

References

  1. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coffee
  2. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/417944
  3. http://www.talkaboutcoffee.com/types-of-coffee-coffee-varieties.html
  4. http://www.talkaboutcoffee.com/coffee_equipment.html
  5. http://www.starbucks.com/menu/drinks/espresso/caramel-macchiato?foodZone=9999
  6. http://www.starbucks.com/menu/drinks/frappuccino-blended-beverages
  7. http://www.starbucks.com/menu/drinks/espresso/vanilla-latte?foodZone=9999