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Fall is here and for me that means a serious increase in the number of warm beverages I want to drink.
Did you know that here in Alaska, we drink a LOT of coffee??
Well, I’m assuming that’s the case as there are little coffee ‘huts’ on just about every corner along the main roads here.
As much as I enjoy splurging on a drink crafted for me at a coffee shop, my budget does not allow for it to happen frequently. So, I make my own.
With fall weather entrenched here, I am definitely enjoying more coffee drinks. While mochas are a perennial favorite and many are spending money on a PSL, this brown sugar latte fits with the flavors of fall while being unique.
Tools You’ll Need to Make Brown Sugar Latte
While you can make adjustments based on what you have in your house, the following are a few tools any serious coffeehouse drink lover will want to have on hand. (Affiliate links are used here. They are for your convenience.)
My hands down favorite way to get a strong coffee is my Aerobie AeroPress.
I used to have an espresso machine, but prefer this as all you need is a filter, the coffee, and hot water. That means I can bring it with me in the RV and it takes up almost no space. Or, use it during a power outage (as we have a gas stove top for heating water & milk.)
When it comes to the milk for your latte, I have used a few different approaches. For years, I warmed the milk in the microwave using a glass measuring cup. That was great for getting it warm, but it meant I needed to make whipped cream to go on top.
I have been loving my electric milk frother. It warms the milk to just the right temperature AND I can pick if I want a little or a lot of froth. Lots of froth allows me to skip that whipped cream most of the time, thereby saving me calories.
How to Make Brown Sugar Latte
The instructions below assume that you do not have all the tools to make your coffee making experience easier.
Right before serving, sprinkle a little brown sugar or some raw sugar on top. It adds an extra pop of sweetness and looks pretty.
Do you enjoy coffee drinks?
How many cups of coffee or tea do you drink in a day?
Does that number change with the weather?
This post was originally published on Oct 5, 2016.