Have you ever wanted to make your own cafe latte from the comfort of your robe and pj’s, without having to leave the house on those cold winter mornings. Well here is some tips courtesy of Kijiji Coffee on how to make your own latte or specialty drink from the comfort of your home.
Key ingredients in any latte, cappuccino, mocha, etc is the espresso and milk. So you will need Kijiji Espresso beans and your choice of milk. This can be whole, skim, 2%, soy, or whatever your heart desires. I usually find the best froth is created from 2% and skim, but when making latte any will do.
Equipment needed are easily found items in your kitchen. Coffee grinder, french press, or coffee maker. You will also need small pot or jar for milk, and 8oz coffee mug or cup.
Now that you have your ingredients and equipment you can go ahead and start the process.
- If you have grinder at home grind your Kijiji Espresso beans into grounds. If you do not have grinder at home, you can order your Kijiji Espresso already grounded. Those with a french press use the espresso grounds to brew 4-6 ounces of coffee.
- If you do not have french press no worries, you can brew through your normal coffee maker. We suggest brewing very strong coffee with a dark roast coffee. Kijiji Kenya AA would work perfect in this situation. Although not the same taste as espresso it will provide very strong dark coffee for the base of your latte. (drinkers preference heat your mug/cup in microwave before pouring in coffee)
- Fill small pot or jar half way with milk, tighten the lid, and shake the pot as much as you can. The milk should become frothy. Then microwave it for 30 seconds.
You will need to use a spoon to hold back the foam and pour the hot milk over the coffee. After that, add the foam with the spoon.
Viola! you are done and have created your very own latte from the comfort of your home. You can spice things up by adding flavor to drink by putting in syrups at the bottom of your cup before pouring in coffee and milk. Also can add cinnamon or nutmeg on top of the froth milk as well after making if so desired. Either way have fun by making it your own. So give it a try and let us know your thoughts.
Don’t forget you can order all of your coffee ingredients online at kijijicoffeehouse.com/shop