4 Easy Homemade Coffee Recipes
Let’s face it, almost every coffeeholic has a favorite go-to coffee shop. Café visits can be addicting, especially when you’re hooked on the veteran services of an experienced barista. But on days when you’re stuck at home, you might as well hone your barista skills, and try brewing your coffee by yourself.
To that end, I have reached out to the barista over at Coffee Holli to round up 4 easy homemade coffee recipes that can help you become a self-styled barista.
Here goes one of — if not — the easiest coffee to attempt at home. Making a Cold Brew or an Iced Coffee is simply all about breaking the normal coffee-making procedure by adding ice to the mix, all for some chilly effects. See what I mean below:
- Just as you thought, the first procedure is to make your coffee. Here, you can use your preferred flavor.
- Get yourself a tall glass and a long spoon for some chilly experience. You’d want a bigger cup to put up with your ice. Fill up the cup with ice cubes.
- Pour your coffee into the ice-filled cup. Fill to the top.
- Your milk comes in now. I’d recommend non-dairy milk like Oat Milk for a vegan. And of course, Whole Milk is a fit-for-all. Pour the milk into the mix, and watch it disseminate.
- Half a teaspoon of sugar is safe enough if you’d love a sweetener.
Cortado goes down as one of the easiest traditional espresso-based drinks, one that every DIYer would love to try. This is because you don’t need much to make a sweet-tasting Cortado. All it takes is just an equal proportion of espresso and milk on a 1:1 ratio. It is a go-to alternative for those who would prefer a low-acidic and creamy taste, as opposed to what a straight espresso offers.
- Use Robusta beans for your espresso: Well-ground Robusta beans are the best for a not-so-strong Cortado. They are unlike Arabica beans that come with a highly-scented flavor that may affect your Cortado. That said, grind and tamp your Robusta beans to make the espresso.
- Pull one or two shots of espresso.
- Steam 85ml of milk at 150°F on your steamer. This will correspond with the amount of your espresso.
- Mix the milk with your espresso.
- Serve and enjoy.
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The Dalgona coffee is often compared to a Starbucks Frappuccino, but it takes a different procedure. It is made by whipping an equal proportion of already-made or instant coffee, sugar, and warm water, before eventually topping it with hot or cold milk. Not only that, this 7g fat and 30g carbs drink is easy to make.
- Add an equal amount of instant coffee, sugar, and about 3 tablespoons of hot water in a bowl.
- Whisk carefully until the mix becomes velvety, thick, and fluffy. You can do this with either an electric whisker or even your hand.
- If you’d like a hot drink, do heat the milk. And otherwise for a cold drink. Then pour it into a mug.
- Pour the whisked mix into the mug, and stir well.
- Serve and enjoy.
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Flat White Coffee is strongly espresso-based, more like a Ristretto. It is often called a ‘Failed Cappuccino’ because the inventor, Alan Preston speculatively wanted to make a Cappuccino, but could not get sufficient milk. So he rather called it a ‘Flat White’. Here’s a guide on how to make a Starbucks-standard Flat White drink.
- Make about 2 to 3 espresso shots and pour them into a glass. The motive is to perforate the drink with the dark-tasting quality of the espresso.
- Steam your (whole) milk until it gets frothy and foamy. You may need a lesser proportion of milk for this process. A little lower than the amount for a Cappuccino. About 100ml milk.
- And if you’d love to, you can add half a teaspoon of sugar into the mix.
- Serve and enjoy.
Other than these drinks, you can choose the popular ones like Caffe Latte, Cappuccino, French Vanilla, or even a simple espresso to hone your DIY coffee-making skills. The goal is that you get the best experience making one; and that your delectable homemade coffee hits right to the bones. By the way, you can see this post to learn how to set up a snowman-themed cocoa bar.
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