Take your at-home coffee making to a whole new level using coffee accessories. Adding a few extra tools to your barista-kit can open up a whole new array of drink options. Using the coffee making hardware you already have, consider adding a few coffee accessories to your repertoire.
Have you ever ordered a latte from a caf?? with a beautiful loopy pattern in the foam? Experienced baristas have mastered latte art, a pouring technique that results in a marbleized pattern or picture. The white hues from the foamy milk and rich dark brown espresso swirl together in an impressively decorated cap. The visually stunning presentation adds a special touch to any cappuccino drink. The coffee accessories you need are a thermometer and a milk frothing pitcher. Make espresso as you usually would and follow the instructions in this video to learn how to become a cappuccino artiste!
Use an espresso machine and some key coffee accessories to make blended iced coffee drinks at home. Imitate Starbucks Frappuccinos and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's Iced Blended lines of beverages. They combine ice, milk, coffee, espresso, and extra flavors to create frosty blended drinks. Top it off with a dollop of whipped cream. Using heavy whipping cream and a hint of vanilla extract, make homemade fresh whipped cream. Look for a professional stainless steel cream whipper, a relatively inexpensive way to make delicious whipped cream.
Drip coffee makers are modest coffee making devices. You may already have the coffee accessories around the house to make iced coffee. Utilize the bulk capacity of standard coffee makers using very basic coffee accessories like an ice tray and pitcher. Unless you have a single serve coffee maker, most drip models make between 4-12 cups of coffee. With just a few inexpensive coffee accessories, you can make the ultimate summertime caffeinated drink. Iced coffee is refreshing, simply add milk or sweetener to adjust the taste.
Pour a few batches of coffee into a spare pitcher, and store in the fridge to keep it chilled. Pour coffee into ice trays and freeze. Using coffee ice cubes instead of regular ice helps prevent the iced coffee from betting diluted. The richer taste will also give you more a jolt!