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Save Money: Fancy and Cheap Coffee Recipes

By now you should know that you can save lots of money by making your own fancy coffees. If you spend $3 (and that’s being conservative) on a mocha, latte or cappuccino a day you can save $1095 in only one year!

Twenty-six-year-old Heather Perry discovered her love for java more than a decade ago.  This renowned barista began her coffee career at the tender age of 11 by washing dishes and sweeping floors in her parent’s coffeehouse.  At 15, Heather worked behind the espresso machine and used her creativity to experiment with different drinks and make them her own.

Years of dedication to her craft paid off.  Perry has been named United States Barista Champion in 2007 and 2003, plus a Western Region Champion in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.  She has also appeared on many TV shows including “What’s Hot What’s Cool” on the Food Network and BIG on the Discovery Channel where her name was put in the Guinness Book of World Records for building the worlds largest espresso machine.  

Perry is currently the Director of Training and Consulting at the Coffee Klatch.  She also recently established the Heather Perry’s Best Barista Training and General Manages Coffee Klatch’s Southern California coffeehouses.  She graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in International Business and Marketing.


Classic Cappuccino
Hot Latte Recipe
 A very Italian, traditional, and classic hot beverage for only $0.35

Ingredients:
1 oz. of espresso or strong brewed coffee
4 oz. of milk

Begin by brewing your shot of espresso using either an espresso machine or a strong brewing method, such as a moka pot.  Heat your milk by steaming it using your espresso machine, or by slowly heating it up on the stove over medium heat, and then whipping it using an electric hand frother until the desired amount of froth is created.  Put espresso in the bottom of the cup and fill cup with heated milk.

Classic Mocha
Hot Latte Recipe
This recipe mixes three ingredients resulting in a chocolaty treat for $0.90

Ingredients:
1 tbsp. of your favorite chocolate syrup or powder
2 oz. espresso or choice of strong coffee
10 oz. steamed milk

Begin by brewing your 2 shots or 2 oz of espresso using either an espresso machine or a strong brewing method, such as a moka pot.  Take a 12 oz. cup and place your espresso at the bottom.  Then add your favorite chocolate and mix well.  Heat your milk by steaming it using your espresso machine, or heat the milk separately and use a hand frother until the desired amount of froth is created.  Fill cup with heated milk and top with whipped cream, if desired.

Spiced Latte
Hot Latte Recipe
 A unique beverage with a zing at $1

Ingredients:
1 star anise
3 cloves
1/2 cinnamon stick
1/2 vanilla bean
8 oz. milk
2 oz. espresso or strong coffee

Begin by brewing your 2 shots or 2 oz of espresso using either an espresso machine or a strong brewing method, such as a moka pot.  Combine spices and milk and heat together by either steaming or by slowly heating it up on the stove over medium heat, and then whipping it using an electric hand frother until the desired amount of froth is created.  This will not only heat the milk, but also gently infuse the flavors of the spices into the milk.  Place your espresso at the bottom of the cup and top with spiced milk. 

Breve Blast
Cold Latte Recipe
A refreshingly delicious “morning-pick-me-up” that alerts the senses for $0.60

Ingredients:
2 oz. espresso or choice of strong coffee
1 oz. vanilla syrup
4 oz. milk

Begin by brewing your 2 shots or 2 oz. of espresso using either an espresso machine or a strong brewing method, such as a moka pot.  Place at the bottom of a 16 oz. cup and add your syrup.  Top with 8 oz. cold milk.  Gulp down for a quick jumpstart.


Crème Brulee Latte

Sweet Latte Recipe
This decadent drink is a hit with dessert lovers at $0.97

Ingredients:
2 oz. espresso or choice of strong coffee
8 oz. steamed milk
1 oz. vanilla bean syrup
2 tbsp. caramel topping

Begin by brewing your 2 shots or 2 oz. of espresso using either an espresso machine or a strong brewing method, such as a moka pot.  Take a 10 oz. cup and lace the sides of it with 1 tbsp. of caramel topping.  Then place the syrup at the bottom of the cup and top with the espresso.  Heat your milk by steaming it using your espresso machine, or by slowly heating it up on the stove over medium heat, and then whipping it using an electric hand frother until the desired amount of froth is created.  Fill cup with heated milk and top with remaining caramel.

by GOTMILK?/TOMA LECHE in collaboration with Heather Perry, 2007 and 2003  U.S. Barista Champion

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One Response to Save Money: Fancy and Cheap Coffee Recipes

  1. ave avril abyuss says:

    these recipes rock

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