I've been very fortunate to be busy working on several projects for several events this month. A bridal shower, a birthday party and a large order of "thank you gifts" for corporate clients.
I always love to focus on enjoying your coffee at home and many of the items I sell (obviously the fresh roasted coffee) is to be made AND enjoyed at home. A week ago we made a simple Iced Latte at home.... Now let's make and enjoy a Hot Latte.
Although I have an espresso machine, I wanted to make a latte with simple tools everyone has at home. I used my Moka Pot and I took one of our "Thanks A-Latte" bags we sell and used the flavoring, coffee and whisk. The Moka Pot is a wonderful "go-to" for brewing an espresso style coffee. The one I have is a 6 cup espresso pot and they are available in a variety of sizes. Whats nice...they are not expensive at all. However, you can brew up regular coffee...or brew a strong cup of coffee and make more of a Cafe Au Lait. (1/2 coffee and 1/2 milk)
The key to the latte is the milk. I use 2% milk. Its ideal when steaming/frothing in an espresso machine. Its great too on the stove. Its about heating up the milk and whisking the milk to aerate (introducing air). You don't want to over heat the milk because you will begin to scorch the milk and lose the sweetness.
I made a brief video below (very amateur) showing the heating and whisking of the milk. I like more of a "wet" style latte. Where the milk resembles "wet paint" verses a ton of froth making it drier.
I am working on our Fall/Holiday catalog showcasing many of our unique gifts of coffee and sweets. Our "Thanks A-Latte" bag gets an update for the Fall season too. How about a "Trick-Or-Latte" bag for your favorite teacher, co-worker or friend? We offer our wonderful fresh roasted coffee, a whisk, directions on making a latte and a mini bottle of flavoring. The flavorings this season are Caramel, Hazelnut, Vanilla and Peppermint. The pumpkin Spice mini bottles are not available this year...unless we have a HUGE order. So if you need for a large event, we would be able to get a hold of the mini Pumpkin Spice bottles.
I LOVE helping you with special gifts for family & friends during the holiday season, let me know how I can help create something special for you!
Heres the video....be kind people....(wink wink smiley face)