Thursday, March 27, 2014

How To Make a Spiced Mocha Latte

Have you ever drank something so delicious cascade over your tastebuds with such suavity that you couldn't help but take another sip? Well, that is what you get when you drink a spiced mocha latte.

What will you need to make yourself a spiced mocha latte?

  • One extra bold k cup. It doesn't matter what brand you have for this, just that it is extra bold and a brand that you like and can trust to make a good cup of coffee. 
  • Four ounces of milk. It can be skim, one percent, two percent, whole, etc. Many recipes call for having skim milk but that is entirely up to you. You have whole milk? Use whole milk, it's your latte! 
  • Half a teaspoon of cinnamon. 
  • A quarter teaspoon of nutmeg. 
  • Two tablespoons (yes, tablespoons, not teaspoons) of chocolate syrup. Now, again, use whatever brand you like. We do prefer you use syrup over chocolate powder for sake of ease and taste. 
  • Whipped cream. This can be a tub or a can. It will be for decoration. 
  • A milk frother. The frother will make the milk a nice texture and warm. 
  • A mug. Try to get one that can hold around 14 ounces. 
  • A cinnamon stick. This is also for decoration, you can use ground cinnamon for decoration and a bit of flavor if you don't happen to have cinnamon sticks on hand. 
Are you ready to brew?
  1. Brew your k cup in your coffee machine into your mug. 
  2. As the coffee brews, prep the milk in your frother, watch this step carefully. 
  3. Once your coffee is ready to go, stir in your half teaspoon of cinnamon. 
  4. Stir in your quarter teaspoon of nutmeg. Make sure your cinnamon and nutmeg are stirred in well, not clumpy. 
  5. Add in your two tablespoons of chocolate syrup. 
  6. Now is the hard part, add in your frothed milk. Do this gradually so you don't splash all over since both the milk and coffee are hot. 
  7. Top it all off with whipped cream, as much as you want. 
  8. Drizzle the chocolate syrup on top or sprinkle cinnamon or chocolate powder for decoration. 
  9. Enjoy your latte from your single cup coffee

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

How To Make a Caramel Vanilla Delight

K Cup coffee is a wonderful little friend that is there for us in both good times and bad, mornings and nights, weekdays and weekends. Now, we can make our best friend even more incredible by using k cups to make yourself a delicious caramel vanilla delight.

The ingredients you will need for this drink are simple and easy, you should not need to run to the store unless you have run out of one of these things:

  • One extra bold k cup coffee 
  • one french vanilla k cup coffee
  • 2 tablespoons of caramel syrup (it will also work to use caramel topping, just thin it a little)
  • Half and half creamer (does not matter what brand you use, as long as it's half and half creamer)
  • Sweetener (this is entirely optional; it can be whatever sweetener you want to use like brown sugar, sugar, sugar substitute, etc). 
  • Whipped cream (tub or can, both work great)
  • A mug… obviously. Try to get one that can hold at least 16 ounces. 
Now that you have your ingredients together, let's get started:
  1. Brew the extra bold k cup in your coffee maker into your large mug. If you want to brew the french vanilla first, go for it!
  2. Brew the french vanilla k cup, or, if you brewed this one first, naturally you would now brew your extra bold coffee. 
  3. Mix the coffee together to ensure a nice, equal mixture. 
  4. Add your half and half creamer. 
  5. Mix in any sweetener you wish to use, if you are not using any, that's cool too!
  6. Stir in a touch of the caramel syrup. 
  7. Top with whipped cream. 
  8. Drizzle on caramel syrup. 
  9. Enjoy! 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

How To Make a White Chocolate Latte from K Cups

Ready to make another amazingly delicious coffee recipe from a k cup and a few extra ingredients.

What will you need for the White Chocolate Latte?

  • 1 Extra bold coffee k cup (you can use whatever flavor or brand that you want, just go for the extra bold so it packs a nice coffee flavor with all the other ingredients in the drink. 
  • 4 ounces of skim milk (you can actually use 1 percent, 2 percent, whole, whatever you have on hand, it doesn't have to be skim). 
  • 2 tablespoons of white chocolate chips
  • Whipped cream (it can come from a can or a tub)
  • A milk frother 
  • A mug (this was a given)
Once you have your ingredients and tools, you are ready to get started. 
  1. The first step is to put the two tablespoons of white chocolate chips in the 14 ounce mug (you want the bigger mug because you're going to be putting all that other stuff in the mug besides coffee).
  2. Once you have done that, you can go ahead and brew your single cup coffee into your mug. The heat from the coffee will melt the chocolate chips in your mug and start to naturally mix it all together. 
  3. As the coffee is brewing, go ahead and prep the milk in the frother (this will give it an airy texture and heat it up as well. 
  4. Once the coffee is done brewing, pour the frothed milk into the mug and then stir it all together (stir until the chips are melted). 
  5. Once it is all stirred together, top the drink off with your whipped cream. Put on as much as you want, it's your drink. 
    1. If you want to sprinkle on some cinnamon, chocolate powder, or drizzle on some syrup, go for it. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

K Cup Coffee Recipe: Cafe Latte

K cup coffee has been a real blessing for many; you get a fresh cup of gourmet quality coffee brewed in your home or office in a matter of a minute. However, for many, the most extravagant thing we do with our coffee after brewing it is maybe add some cream and/or sugar. If you're lucky, you may see someone stir their coffee with a cinnamon stick but that is the most luxurious thing most of us see people do with their coffee they brew themselves. However, it doesn't have to be that way; even if we brew coffee ourselves instead of running to coffee shops, we can still have the fancy drinks.

The drink we will discuss today is the cafe latte. What you will need for this single cup coffee recipe is nothing crazy or going to cost you a fortune:

  • One extra bold coffee K cup
  • Four ounces of milk (you can use skim, one percent, two percent, or whole. This will just make more or less creamy). 
  • Milk frother. 
  • Sweetener (you don't need this if you want less sugar. You can also use a sugar substitute). 
  • A mug (try to get a larger one, like a 14 ounce mug). 
Once you have all your ingredients ready, then go ahead and start making the treat. 
  1. Brew your k cup into your mug. 
  2. While that is brewing, grab your milk and milk frother and heat up your milk with the frother. This will give it a nice consistency. 
  3. Once the coffee is done brewing and is ready, mix in your milk that has been warmed by the frother. 
  4. Add in any sugar or sugar substitute (if you want to) and season to taste. 


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Drought in Brazil is Affecting the Coffee Crop

Brazil, a country located in South American and is one of the biggest producers of coffee in the world. Due to the country's location, they are no stranger to the heat and having droughts, however, the one they are in the middle of right now has lasted longer than those in the past and is taking its toll on the countries crops.

The drought is really hitting Brazil's breadbasket region, located in southeastern Brazil, is where most of their crops come from such as crops for food and coffee. Scientists who are analyzing the drought for Brazil say that it will not end soon and that the worst is still yet to come. For many farmers, what is left of their crop is minimal since most of it has been destroyed or producing very little. This is in stark contrast to last year when the region's rivers flooded.

The scientists in Brazil are saying that the regions where a lot of coffee is planted, like the areas that are lower elevations, will see the heat increase as the drought goes on; predictions for the coffee plantations is that some will have to be abandoned. If that were to happen, Brazil could lose some coffee crop, as much as 10 percent, in the next six to seven years.

There are rumors about coffee shortages but those are not true, according to analysts.

If you are looking to purchase some k cup coffee then make your way to Coffeevines