Welcome to one my favorite spots in my house! I love this little coffee room! It has come together nicely and it’s a much better option for my house than having a formal dining table.
I may be the only one who drinks coffee, but I drink enough of it to make an entire room dedicated to it make absolute and total sense.
Okay, I may have to justify it from time to time, but we had nothing else to put here so I happily just decorated it around the coffee bar!
I typically start my day with a hot cup of coffee with a splash of half & half. I used to be a die hard vanilla coffee creamer gal until I read the ingredients on the package and was repulsed. I switched to half & half and never looked back.
I love treating myself to a homemade iced vanilla latte in the middle of the day. It’s usually during nap time when I’m catching up on housework or e-mails, and it gives me a boost to keep my energy up until the end of the night.
My “recipe” is really simple, but could not be achieved without my Nespresso Citiz & Milk. I love this machine so much! I typically purchase the espresso pods on Amazon, these are the favors I like! I like using Roma and Ristretto when I make latte’s because they are a bit more intense than some other flavors.
To start, I fill a glass about half way up with ice. Then I’ll choose the larger of the two options on the machine, which I’m pretty sure equals 2 shots of espresso.
After the espresso is finished, I’ll squeeze 1 pump of Starbucks Vanilla syrup into the glass. I like to think the the warmth from the espresso helps mix the flavor in but I don’t actually know if that’s the case!
I’ll froth the milk on the cold setting for iced lattes, and obviously choose the hot/steam option for hot drinks. The frother works so fast and gives such a nice amount of foam.
It takes just a minute or two to cool down to a nice chilly temperature and then I drink it! It tastes almost exactly like an iced vanilla latte that I would buy at Starbucks but it’s better because I don’t mistakenly get served the skinny vanilla syrup which tastes like literal poison NOR do I have to leave my house to get it!
I haven’t experimented too much with other espresso beverages, but if YOU have please let me know your favorite recipes below in the comments!