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Rain rain please don’t go away, it’s finally latte season! Truth to be told, with the cold winds invading our homes, we all just want to curl up, snuggle under our blankets and just sleep all day! But nothing beats more than having a nice cup of coffee to refresh our minds and keep us awake during our work from home moments! It’s also no wonder that the majority will rather make their own concoction in their coffee nooks inside their houses (shoutout to home buddies!) rather than dragging themselves to the nearest coffee shop.
That’s why, ehem ehem, we’ve rounded up cafe worthy lattes that you can easily make at home. All you need to do is take out your fanciest cup and your favorite KickStart or Silcafe coffee to get started!
1. Brown Sugar Latte
1 cup strong brewed coffee (Kickstart Brewed Awakening or Silcafe Mountain Fresh), ½ cup milk (can be oat, skim, low fat), 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, whipped cream, caramel sauce for drizzling, and nutmeg (optional)
- Brew one cup of coffee. Recommended blends: Kickstart Brewed Awakening, Silcafe Blend no. 3 or Silcafe Mountain Fresh
- Pour down the milk inside a mason jar and put the 1 tablespoon of sugar
- Place lid and shake well until frothy
- Pour milk over your brewed coffee
- Top with whipped cream, caramel sauce, and nutmeg for a sweet finishing touch
2. Cinnamon Dolce Latte
1 cup of filtered water, cinnamon, coconut sugar, 1 cup of brewed coffee (Kickstart Your Daily Lift, Silcafe Silca Reserve, or Silcafe Silca Select), and cream
To make the Cinnamon syrup
- Combine water, cinnamon, and coconut sugar in a small saucepan.On a very low heat whisk it often at 2-3 minutes top until the sugar melts.
- Remove from heat. Pour dissolved cinnamon syrup into a glass jar and store sealed in the refrigerator.
To make the Cinnamon Dolce Latte
- Combine 1 Tbsp of cinnamon syrup with brewed coffee and cream.
- Add additional maple syrup if you like it sweeter.
3. French Toast Latte
1 and 1/2 tbsp coffee beans (Kickstart blends or Silcafe French Roast), 1/2 cup hot water, 1 1/4 cup milk, 1 tsp to 1 tbsp honey, and ground cinnamon
- Start heating your water. While you’re waiting for that to boil, grind your coffee beans. Add them to your French Press. Once the water comes to a boil, take it off heat and let it sit for just a bit.
- Measure out your milk and put it in the sauce pan. Turn the heat on medium high. Heat the milk to 150 degrees. If you want the milk to be frothy, pull it off the heat once it hits 150 degrees and use your milk frother, mason jar or immersion blender to create some foam.
- Pour 1/2 cup water over the ground coffee and let it brew for just one minute. If you’re using the French Press, push down the plunger. If you’re using the canning jar, grab an oven mitt and your brewing basket. Put the basket in the coffee cup and pour the coffee in there. Lift the brewing basket up a bit so it can all strain through.
- Get your coffee cup. Add the honey and just a dash or two of cinnamon and add your coffee. Pour your heated milk into the cup and give it a little stir.
4. Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte
1 can/cup of coconut milk whole-fat, 2 cups of strong coffee (KickStart Philippine Barako, Silcafe Italian Roast, or Silcafe Farmer’s Brew), 1/4 cup of pumpkin puree, 1/4 cup of maple syrup, 2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, and 2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Heat the coconut milk in a small saucepan.
- While the coconut milk is heating, mix the pumpkin puree, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla extract in a small bowl, making a paste. Whisk into the coffee.
- Once the coconut milk is warm, froth with a frother or in a blender.
- Pour the coffee mixture into two mugs, then add the frothed coconut milk, top with whipped cream and extra pumpkin pie spice if desired.