Monday

Coffee Diaries // Organic Peppermint Mocha


For 2014, I'm starting a new series called, "Coffee Diaries". I've got a big sweet tooth, and my coffee choices prove that to be true ten times over, so I wanted to come up with some tasty, organic coffee recipes to share with you! I'm new to this process, so if any of you baristas out there have any tips or suggestions, please send them my way.

Peppermint Mocha

You can find all of these ingredients at your local health food store.

1 oz. shot espresso (Fair Trade Coffee has a great espresso blend for a fantastic price)
1 cup almond milk
1/2 tbsp cacao (cocoa) powder
1/4 tsp of peppermint extract
1/2 tbsp organic cane sugar

 Mix together the cocoa, peppermint extract, and sugar in a coffee mug. Next, add the shot of espresso (or double the strength dark roast coffee). Steam the milk, and pour it on top (if you don't have a milk steamer, heat it on the stove at 150 degrees, whipping it vigorously the last minute to create a foam. Be sure to not let the milk boil, which changes the taste of the milk).

Again, I'm a newbie when it comes to creating coffee drinks, so if you have any suggestions, please leave them in the comments below!


34 comments:

  1. Love this, girl! What a great series idea! And beautiful shots!

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  2. Oh my goodness this sounds so so ideal, and that mug is lovely!

    xo, Juliette Laura
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  3. This sounds delicious!
    Maggie

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  4. I love this, it looks so good! I can't wait to see more!

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  5. I am in love. Can't wait to follow along with this series!

    Sam // samanthaheather.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh my goodness - this is my dream coffee. Trying!

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  7. Beautiful photos and this sounds delicious. I'm a coffee addict myself so I'm excited to see what this series entails!

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  8. eeek! so excited for this series! my boyfriend and i love experimenting with delish coffee

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  9. oh man that sounds so good (and I love that mug!) I'm a big fan of sprinkling some cardamom or nutmeg in my coffee. almond extract is great too!
    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

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  10. I love your blog and I love the coffee diaries idea. I am a coffee lover myself and used to work as a barista. One of my favorite additions to any coffee drink is a little coconut oil. Super good for you and you don't even notice it's there. I look forward to reading more of your posts, cheers.

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  11. Fab series idea!

    Sophie
    http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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  12. Oh sounds so delicious! What a great series idea!
    Lisa | c/oMKE

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  13. Sounds really good and I don't even like coffee!

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  15. Try mixing organic cane sugar in with the grounds before pulling the shot. Delicious!! Thank you for the recipe!! looks beautiful :)

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  16. mmm! this sounds delicious!

    xoxo
    Taylor

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  17. This sounds fantastic!! And I love your mug :)

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  18. So wonderful!! I just saw a tutorial recently on how to make peppermint extract and I'm adding this recipe to my list once I do so. Your photography is so beautiful. Glad to have found your blog.

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  19. yay excited about this series! james and i are obsessed with making home lattes. james is really really into it and discovery really great fair trade coffees. ill show him these! and as always, your photos are steller. xo

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  20. Great post - I'm coffee obsessed too. But like you it has to be fair--trade & organic. Gorgeous mug & saucer - I drink mine out of a little pottery mug too. Very hot over here in Victoria, Australia so most of my coffee's are iced coffee's at the moment.

    I think your well on your way to making a fine barista!!!

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  21. so glad you used extract and not essential oil.
    i knew i had done it before! just had the wrong oil...
    ha;)

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  23. I stopped by your blog hoping to find some sort of coffee creamer option and lo and behold you just posted about one! I can't wait to try it! Thank you!

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  24. love this and cute blog! your newest follower!

    http://pomegranateandcoffee.blogspot.co.uk

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