What better way to start your day than with an amazing coffee that tastes like it was made by your favorite barista! We may not be able to visit our local barista these days, but there are plenty of ways to feel like one at home, and luckily there is no special equipment needed to create this masterpiece. And lets face it, being able to enjoy your drink at home, peacefully alone with your thoughts is always a plus for this girl!!
So what makes this drink so special?!? Well, our Mexico Altura coffee already has flavor notes of chocolate and cinnamon, but actually adding some chocolate and cinnamon....look out!! This rich creamy drink is sure to please. Look for a sugar free version coming soon.
So where do we start? It is really important to start with a good quality Mexican coffee. Fresh roasted is always best, and we are pretty partial to our very own Mexican Altura ;) The flavor of Mexican coffee pairs well with the ingredients of the drink, but you can of course use any coffee that you prefer.
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This recipe makes approximately 4 large mugs of the drink, but you can alter it based on how much you need. So you start with grinding your coffee, about 3/4 cup of it and placing it into the basket of your coffee machine. Place the one tsp of cinnamon directly on top of the grounds. I used 2 tbs's of cinnamon the first time that I tried it and thought it was a little too much if you are going to be drinking any of the coffee plain, but it tasted good in the finished product. So I cut the amount of cinnamon down, but you can use 2 tsp's if you love cinnamon. Then just run 6 cups of water through your coffee machine like normal. Note: The cinnamon and coffee smells amazing brewing together!!
So while the coffee is brewing grab a small sauce pan and pour in 1 cup of milk, 1 tbsp of heavy whipping cream, 1/4 cup of chocolate syrup, and 2 tbsp's of brown sugar. Bring to a simmer, just long enough to disolve the chocolate and brown sugar. You can simmer it longer if you like, it will actually make it more sweet.
Once finished, remove from heat and stir in 1 tbs of vanilla extract. Add the milk mixture with coffee and pour into mugs. Top with whipped cream and cinnamon (and chocolate syrup if you want) and enjoy!!
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