If you've developed a friendly relationship with your favorite barista, why not save yourself the expense of a daily trip to the coffeehouse. With these tip and recipes, you can brew the perfect cup of coffee at home.
You can satisfy your caffeine cravings with any of these specialty coffee beverages.
Cafe au Lait
A French drink that means coffee with milk. Just add 1/3 cup milk to each cup of coffee. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon, nutmeg, or sweetened cocoa powder.
A refreshing drink similar to iced tea. To make, fill a glass with ice and pour in coffee. If you like, add 1/3 cup milk and sweeten with sugar.
A favorite drink for chocolate-lovers. Simply add 2 tablespoons chocolate-flavor syrup and 1/3 cup milk to each cup of coffee. Or if you prefer, you can stir in 2 tablespoons cocoa mix.
An Italian version of cafe au lait that's made with espresso and frothy milk or cream. (Steam is forced through the milk portion to make it hot and foamy.) It's often served with a cinnamon stick or a sprinkling of cocoa powder, ground cinnamon, or nutmeg.
A double-strength coffee beverage served in a small cup. A favorite in France, demitasse is served black with or without sugar.
An Italian beverage of strong, concentrated black coffee brewed under pressure using finely ground, dark-roasted coffee. Serve it in a small cup with a sugar cube and lemon peel.
A slightly sweetened coffee served in a tall, stemmed glass with Irish whiskey and a layer of whipped cream. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon or cocoa powder for additional flavor.