How to Make a Latte at Home (Hot and Iced)

There are so many kinds of lattes out there! There are pumpkin spice and maple lattes in the fall, caramel and vanilla lattes year round, peppermint mochas, almond milk miels, and tea lattes to warm you up in the winter, herbal drinks like lavender lattes and chai lattes, and countless other flavors and flavor combinations.

These days, we can’t really hang out in our favorite java joints. Since most of us are therefore making and drinking our coffee at home, I think it’s the perfect time to make lattes more accessible to everyone. I want to show you all how simple they really are to make, and give you the information you need to make them from the comfort of your own home. Continue reading “How to Make a Latte at Home (Hot and Iced)”

Best Coffee Grinders Under $100

In my opinion, every coffee drinker should own – at the very least – some form of coffee maker, and a coffee grinder. It makes your coffee so much better! It brings out more flavor, it makes it super fresh-tasting, and whole bean coffee can be stored longer than already ground coffee can, so you can keep more on hand at a time and grind it when you’re ready to drink it.

There is an incredible range of products to choose from; you can get coffee grinders you have to wind by hand for under ten bucks, or you could spend significantly more on a fancy machine – some of which can cost up to hundreds of dollars.

While there are ridiculously expensive coffee grinders for sale out there, unless you’re opening up your own coffee-selling business, I don’t personally believe there’s any reason to spend that much on a coffee grinder.

I own three coffee grinders myself that are all at varying price points (though cost way less than those expensive models), and they all do the job perfectly fine, though I definitely do prefer the two that aren’t manual grinders.

If you don’t own a coffee grinder yet, or you’re looking to get one as a gift for someone, and want some guidance picking the right product, I’ve compiled the following list for you to compare manual grinders, electric grinders, and conical burr grinders at various price points, but all under $100. Continue reading “Best Coffee Grinders Under $100”

What’s a Milk Frother & Which One Should I Buy?

What makes cappuccinos, lattes, and macchiatos that you buy in a coffee shop so different from the ones many people try to recreate at home is that they contain milk foam and milk froth instead of just regular milk. You can recreate this froth and foam – and subsequently recreate coffee shop classics – with devices called milk frothers. which are my number one recommended tool for any novice home-barista (excluding a coffee grinder, which I take a step further and recommend to every coffee drinker)
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