There’s something about lavender. I absolutely love it. If I’m looking for a workspace away from home I usually head to a favorite coffee shop and get their honey lavender latte. It’s my favorite and is the perfect start to my workday. With summer temperatures on the horizon, it’s time to break out the iced drinks with a touch my favorite, lavender. Paired with the nuance of chai, this drink uses a homemade lavender syrup with fresh lavender from the garden.
I fly home for holiday in 6 days. 6 days until I’ll be in snow laden lands, bluegrass rolling hills, and surrounded by some of my favorite people on the planet. I’m headed back to my hometown for the first time in 2 years. My heart is ready to be home for Christmas. In the meantime, I’m filling my days will little treats and moments to past time until the holiday officially starts. This recipe was one that was a hit at a recent holiday brunch I hosted for a few friends. Using raw cocoa and peppermint essential oil, it stays as true to the source of ingredients, while making a clean peppermint mocha.
With long days and tremendous heat, it has been a month where I feel as if I’m living off of caffeine. Maybe you have seasons where you can relate. I must admit after working in a campus coffee shop that I’ve loved learning about coffee presses and the way the coffee culture has evolved and improved over the past decade. Today I decided to do a round up post of sorts sharing some of my favorite coffee recipes over the past few years.
Pick one and make a great cup to give you a boost today!
When it comes to being a millennial, there’s some basic life skills everyone needs to have. I personally believe making an excellent cup of coffee is one of them. When hosting people in your home, there’s something about offering them a great cup, far past the days of drip coffee your mom made. Regardless of where I go, there’s one thing guaranteed. There will probably always be a good cup of coffee in hand.
Keep reading for how to make the perfect pour over!
Sweet. Salted. Creamy. Clean dessert with a punch of caffeine. This affogato recipe is going to be a summer staple in our kitchen and features a smooth salted caramel coconut cream. A grown up version of an ice cream float, this affogato features a locally roasted, Scout Coffee espresso blend. Perfect for the triple degree temps and poolside days, this recipe can be made without an ice cream maker and frozen overnight.