peppermint mocha recipe with candy canes

Hi guys, today I'm sharing a highly requested peppermint mocha recipe with crushed candy canes! Over the years, I’ve tried and tested so many different versions of peppermint mocha, but this one is by far the best. Let me show you how easy it is... ______________ HOMEMADE PEPPERMINT MOCHA ingredients: 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee or a double shot of espresso (2 oz) 1/2 cup hot milk 1 tsp quality cocoa powder + 1/2 tsp sugar, or 2 … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide: Great Coffee Gifts for Every Budget

It's that time of year again! And, to give you a head start on ideas, I've complied a list of things I use & love and some things I'm choosing between. Things I think would make great gifts for the coffee lover in your life. Happy shopping! 1. Rocky Top Soap Shop Coffee Shampoo, $6.50 2. Anthropologie Monogram Mug, $8.00 3. Hario Pour-Over Coffee Dripper, $8.50 4. Counter Culture Holiday Coffee 2014, $15.25 5. Printable Wisdom … [Read more...]

Starbucks Verismo 580, only $59.00 + Free Shipping!

For a limited time, the Starbucks Verismo 580 is 50% off at store.starbucks.com! The price has dropped from $119.00 to just $59.00! Includes free standard shipping and one box of Verismo Pods. Final price: $59.00, shipped. Verismo is a great option if you want a 2in1 single serve brewer since it can do espresso and brewed coffee. This model has a removable 33.8 oz water reservoir, removable drip tray, place to store empty pods and energy … [Read more...]

Keurig Elite : I’m Lovin’ It

Pretty much my favorite tool when creating new recipes or testing k-cups for the blog: Keurig Elite. Keurig Elite comes in black, white, blue and rhubarb. The machine has a 48 ounce removable reservoir - that's enough to make 6 standard cups and it's really easy to refill. You can either remove the reservoir or simply lift the lid on top, fill it up and close. The drip tray can also be removed to make extra space for travel … [Read more...]

How to Make a Latte ( with & without espresso machine )

When life gives you lemons...make a latte. I know that lattes sound super complicated, but they are not. In fact, today I'd like to encourage you to have a very relaxed and traditional approach to lattes...Because in the real world, latte is just "coffee with milk". And all you need to make a good latte, is fresh ingredients and a very simple and classic latte recipe. That being said, below you'll find two recipes: first, the traditional … [Read more...]

Dulce de Leche Iced Coffee

Dulce de Leche iced coffee comes together quickly and easily, and is perfect if you love caramel... The recipe is delicious with the homemade dulce de leche. You can prepare it in advance, it makes a full jar and you can store it in the fridge for one month. I always use this dulce de leche recipe. However, the store-bought dulce de leche is almost as good as the homemade version, so you can simply buy one. Also, you don't have to wait … [Read more...]

Americano Coffee Recipe

Take espresso, add some hot water and you have an Americano, a wonderful espresso version of the classic drip coffee. How to make an Americano at home? It's so easy. Americano is literally a shot of espresso + hot water. And, you can put them together in two different ways. I like to keep my recipes super simple & traditional, so I usually pull out a double espresso shot and then I just fill the rest of the mug with hot water. … [Read more...]