Winter is upon us and the festive season is underway. It's the most wonderful time of the year for many reasons, not least the sheer bliss of sitting back with a warm coffee on a cold day. The Christmas season is the perfect time to try some new coffee flavours. High street coffee shops boast these new holiday drinks, but you don't have to get out into the streets or spend a fortune to enjoy these winter treats. You can make them up yourself from the comfort of your own home or office. Here are five simple recipes that you'll want to try!
1. Peppermint Latte
Bring back childhood memories with delicious, striped candy canes. Add a touch of peppermint to your coffee with this refreshing recipe. Simply warm 3/4 of a mug's worth of milk, before adding 2 shots of coffee and half a teaspoon of peppermint extract. If you'd really like a treat, finish your latte with some whipped cream and a mini candy cane to decorate. This is truly a taste of nostalgia and you'll find yourself sipping with eyes closed and fond recollections.
2. White Chocolate Mocha
Now doesn't that sound like a dream? Mix 2 shots of espresso with white chocolate syrup and top up with frothy steamed milk. This gorgeous blend is light as air and soft as snow. Indulgently delicious and perfect for the holiday season.
3. Gingerbread Latte
Simple but effective, this gingerbread latte recipe is a true taste of Christmas. Use one shot of espresso, two shots of gingerbread syrup and top with steamed milk. Serve with a dusting of cinnamon and a ginger biscuit. Perfect for a mid-morning break or afternoon snack.
4. Christmas Spiced Coffee
Set your taste-buds tingling with this warming winter recipe. Spiced flavours complement many festive favourites from Mince Pies to Mulled Wine, and coffee is no exception. Add sugar and cinnamon to ground coffee and brew as directed. For best results, you'll need to use a coffee maker with filter brewing basket. Add a shot of vanilla syrup into your mug before pouring in the spiced blend and mixing well.
5. Eggnog Latte
Eggnog is an old time Christmas classic that's been enjoyed for generations. In recent years, Eggnog lattes have become a new way to enjoy this festive drink. The best news is, they're really simple to make. Whisk eggnog and cream while gently heating over a stove. Once you've formed a hot, frothy mixture you simply need to add your coffee. Try one or two espresso shots, depending on how strong you take your coffee. Then sit back and enjoy this creamy blend of coffee and Christmas.
These wonderful recipes are perfect for enjoying coffee at home. However, bringing a magical touch of indulgence to the office is a real gift for colleagues this Christmas. If your office is in need of a high-quality coffee machine and delicious coffee, contact the Office Coffee Company today to see how we can help. Providing a high standard of coffee in beneficial for offices all year round.