Coffee is an essential part of the morning for people all around the world, but just because you drink coffee everyday, that doesn't mean it has to be boring. Add some variety into your routine by trying these four new ways to drink your coffee:
1. Mocha latte
Maybe you enjoy getting mocha lattes from your local coffee shop, but now you can enjoy this sweet treat at home. Start by brewing a 12 ounce cup of coffee using a medium roast Starbucks k-cup pod. Next, mix a packet of instant cocoa mix into the coffee and stir well until it's dissolved. Finally, add a splash of half and half into the cup. Top your mocha latte with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cocoa powder for a fancy twist that will impress your guests.
Although affogato is traditionally made with espresso, you can use your Keurig coffee maker to make an excellent substitute. Place a scoop of vanilla ice cream in a mug. Make sure to use the highest quality vanilla ice cream you can find because you'll be able to taste the difference. Next, select the smallest size of coffee on your Keurig machine and let it brew over the ice cream. Drink immediately before the ice cream can completely melt. For best results, use a dark roast Starbucks k-cup, since a darker roast will taste more like espresso.
3. Dirty chai latte
A chai latte is a milky tea spiced with cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and ginger. A dirty chai is a chai latte with a double shot of espresso mixed in. It's a great warming beverage to sip in the evening as you read your favorite book. To make a dirty chai, start by brewing a dark roast k-cup using the 4 ounce setting on your Keurig machine. Add in two scoops of powdered chai mix and stir to dissolve. Finally, top off the cup with hot milk.
4. Blended iced coffee
If you're looking for something to cool you down on a hot day, a blended iced coffee is a refreshing choice. Start by brewing 8 ounces of coffee using a light roast Starbucks k-cup. Add it to a blender with half and half, vanilla syrup, and plenty of ice; blend until smooth.
There are so many ways to enjoy coffee, and k-cups, such as from 11th Street Coffee, make it easy to make coffee whenever you're in the mood for it. Try one of these new recipes the next time you need a caffeine fix.Share