7 Trending Coffee Recipes That Let You Be Your Own Barista
There’s something undeniably satisfying about crafting your coffee in the comfort of your own home. The aroma of freshly ground beans and the steamy hiss of the milk frother.
All part of a daily ritual that sets the stage for a productive morning or a tranquil afternoon.
Elevate your coffee experience or simply explore new ways to enjoy your favorite pick-me-up. Just dive into the world of trending coffee recipes that will make you feel like an accomplished barista.
Being your own barista is a creative endeavor. It also allows you to control the quality and flavor of your coffee while saving money on frequenting coffee shops.
In this article, you’ll find seven trendy coffee recipes taking the world by storm. Read on to discover how you can become a master of the art of coffee-making.
This Korean-inspired coffee sensation took social media by storm during the early days of quarantine, and for a good reason.
Dalgona coffee is a luscious blend of equal parts instant coffee, sugar, and hot water, whisked together into a fluffy, whipped consistency.
To serve Dalgona coffee, simply spoon the frothy mixture over your choice of milk – hot or cold – and marvel at the beautiful layers before giving it a stir.
The end result is a velvety-smooth caffeinated treat that’s as aesthetically pleasing as it is delicious.
Don’t forget to take pics – after all, it’s a highly photographable beverage that will definitely impress your Instagram followers!
The espresso martini is ideal for those who appreciate both the boldness of coffee and the elegance of a well-crafted cocktail.
To create this sophisticated beverage, combine freshly brewed espresso, vodka, coffee liqueur (such as Kahlúa or any other coffee liqueur of your choice), and simple syrup in a shaker filled with ice.
Make sure to let the coffee brew between 20-35 seconds.
Shake vigorously until chilled and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with three coffee beans for a touch of flair, and enjoy this refined pick-me-up.
Bulletproof coffee has gained popularity among health enthusiasts and those following a ketogenic diet.
This energy-boosting concoction consists of black coffee blended with grass-fed butter or ghee and medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil.
The healthy fats in this recipe provide sustained energy while promoting mental clarity and focus.
To prepare this coffee, simply blend all ingredients until frothy and enjoy the creamy, rich texture that’s both satisfying and invigorating.
Make sure to serve it warm and finish your coffee before it cools down to avoid swallowing solid chunks of butter.
For those seeking a more aromatic experience, consider trying a lavender latte. Even though including lavender in a cup of coffee may seem surprising at first, the effects can be extremely palatable.
That’s because the lavender creates a unique balance between the coffee flavor and nutty, floral notes.
Start by brewing a strong cup of your favorite coffee or pulling a shot of espresso. Next, prepare the lavender-infused syrup by combining water, sugar, and dried lavender buds in a saucepan, simmering until the sugar dissolves.
Strain the mixture and allow it to cool before adding it to your coffee.
You can also prepare it in advance and store it in a glass bottle. Top your beverage with steamed milk or frothed non-dairy milk for an elegant twist on the traditional latte.
Golden Turmeric Latte
Golden turmeric lattes boast an array of health benefits due to their star ingredient: turmeric. This earthy spice contains a powerful antioxidant called curcumin.
It can be incredibly effective in helping reduce inflammation.
To create this vibrant latte, blend brewed coffee with warm milk, a dash of turmeric, and the sweetener of choice.
For added depth, you can use plant milk of your choice or incorporate spices like cinnamon, ginger, or cardamom.
Affogato is an Italian dessert that combines the richness of espresso with the sweetness of ice cream or gelato.
This delightful fusion is simple to prepare: scoop your favorite vanilla ice cream or gelato into a glass or bowl and pour a freshly pulled shot of espresso over the top.
The result is a heavenly interplay of hot and cold, sweet and bitter – perfect for satisfying both your caffeine and dessert cravings.
You can also add some shaved dark chocolate or enhance your affogato with chocolate syrup.
Cascara Cold Brew
Cascara, the dried husks of coffee cherries, produces a unique beverage that’s gaining traction among eco-conscious coffee lovers.
By utilizing this often-discarded byproduct, cascara cold brew offers a sustainable alternative to traditional coffee while delivering a fruity, tea-like flavor profile.
To prepare this beverage, steep cascara in cold water for 12-24 hours before straining and serving over ice.
You can also experiment with adding sweeteners or complementary flavors like citrus or mint. It’s quite a time-consuming affair, but the effects will be worth the effort!
Ready to Become a Barista?
Incorporating these trendy coffee recipes into your repertoire will not only allow you to indulge in a variety of unique flavors and experiences but also empower you to take control of your caffeine consumption.
As you hone your barista skills, you’ll find joy and satisfaction in mastering the art of coffee making while saving money and reducing waste.
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So, go ahead and unleash your creativity as you explore the delightful world of coffee drinks. All while elevating your daily caffeine fix to new heights of taste and sophistication.
Not only will you save money by brewing at home, but you’ll also gain the satisfaction of crafting your own unique caffeinated creations.
Do you have any other trending coffee recipes to share?
Let me know, til then—cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.