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chocojun 05-14-2006 11:16 AM

Coffee Addict
I love coffee.. lately I've been drinking like 2 cups of espresso a day.. I'm looking for a recipe for some good hot coffee using espresso. Like a latte but I dunno.. spiced up a bit. I sometimes put cinnamon in my latte but does anyone here put anything special in theirs? I'm looking for ideas to change it up a bit

jkath 05-14-2006 11:26 AM

Do you use an espresso machine, or are you brewing espresso roast in your coffeemaker? If the latter, you can try putting items into your ground roast before brewing, such as a bit of vanilla or almond extract, or perhaps blending one of those with a drop of orange oil. Another idea, is if you aren't using a cap machine, warm your milk on the stovetop till just before boiling, and when you take it off the stove, add some chocolate syrup, & add to your espresso to make a nice mocha.
Another idea: add some fresh crushed peppermint leaves to your ground roast before brewing. Grab some cool whip, mix in 1 drop of peppermint extract, and use it to top your coffee. Follow by putting another fresh (but uncrushed!) leaf of peppermint on top. Pretty!

chocojun 05-14-2006 11:43 AM

I'm using an espresso machine. How does the peppermint taste? That one's interesting. Do you think adding pumpkin spice is a bit strange?

jkath 05-14-2006 12:56 PM

Adding pumpkin spice is NEVER strange! It is delightful!!
Can you imagine how delicious it would be served with a slice of pumpkin pie?!

As for the mint, I like it a lot! Just make sure to use peppermint leaves, rather than spearmint leaves. Best thing is, right now herbs are quite cheap - even wal-mart has the little 4" pots of them. Another idea is to use leaves from chocolate mint. I picked up a few pots of those last week and they are so neat!

Angie 05-14-2006 01:14 PM

I am a coffee addict as well. We have an espresso machine and hubby makes a white chocolate mocha every morning, with Torani white chocolate sauce.

My personal fave is an iced caramel mocha.

mish 05-14-2006 02:13 PM

These are not recipes for an espresso machine, but ideas to 'perk' up your imagination.


Angie 05-14-2006 02:15 PM


Originally Posted by mish
These are not recipes for an espresso machine, but ideas to 'perk' up your imagination.



chocojun 05-14-2006 02:18 PM

hey thank you mish

mish 05-14-2006 02:31 PM


Originally Posted by chocojun
hey thank you mish

You are very welcome, chocojun:smile:

Here is a recipe I posted for Chocolate Coffee Bean Cookies -- if you'd like to take a peek.


Angie 05-14-2006 02:33 PM

Oh Mish...those cookies sound delicious......

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