THE COFFEE RECIPE BOOK
50 Coffee and Espresso Drinks to Make at Home
By: Daniel Lancaster
Published: December 24, 2019
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Right now, we aren’t able to go to our local coffee shop and order our favorite coffee drink. But, the recipes included in this book will help you make some of your favorite drinks easily at home.
Whether you like your coffee right away in the morning, in the afternoon with a cookie, on ice, or jazzed up with some alcohol, there is a recipe for you.
The book begins with the basics of coffee including the various types of coffee beans, how to grind your beans, the various filters and coffee makers to try, and of course, the varieties of milk and creamers to add to your coffee. There is also a brief history of coffee that begins in 850 CE through the present day.
The author then takes you through making the best brew including how to choose the right beans, the water temperature, and the water quality. Once you have the basics you can then move forward to finding your favorite cup of coffee. The categories include Coffee-Based Drinks, Classic Espresso Drinks, Flavored Lattes, Frozen drinks and Milkshakes, and Coffee Cocktails.
I marked several recipes that I wanted to try making at home. We have both a Keurig coffee machine as well as a regular coffee pot. Another tool I found necessary for a number of these recipes is a milk frother.
I loved making vanilla lattes and caramel lattes and found them to be just as good as the ones I would get at my favorite coffee shop. I also love to order Frappes, especially in the summer and the recipes for these seem very doable. I was already familiar with a White Russian, but I’m anxious to try the Brazilian Iced Coffee soon.
As soon as I can get some cream soda at the store, I’ll be trying this recipe. You can become your own barista at home and have fun trying all kinds of new ways to get your coffee fix easily with this cookbook.
Cream Soda Cold Brew
Two very different drinks are combined to make this delicious summer beverage. The fizz from the soda mixed with the rich, full-bodied espresso equals a well-rounded finish. It has only been in recent years that coffee and soda have started crossing paths. There are many recipes using other types of sodas; however, cream soda is a great trial option as its flavors mimic some typical syrups used in coffee drinks. So, next time you’re craving coffee on a hot summer’s day, whip up this ice-cold concoction and let your cares melt away
1. Fill a tall glass with ice and pour in the cold brew.
2. Holding the glass at a slant, pour the cream soda into the cold brew, trying not to create too much fizz. Smile and enjoy the ride.
To keep any cold coffee drink from becoming diluted, fill ice cube trays with cold brew and freeze them. Use these cold brew cubes in your drink—as they melt, they won’t dilute your coffee!
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