Nothing beats a proper coffee, but sometimes leaving the house to find a café just isn’t practical. Lazy weekend mornings are so much better with your favourite cup, and all the more special when you can make your coffee without having to change out of your pyjamas!
You don’t need to be a barista either: this isn’t the most technical or delicate of recipes, nor one that needs to be perfect, but it means a decent cup of coffee is never far away!
What we want is a rich and frothy latte with steaming milk to warm you through.
Making it yourself means you can make it exactly how you want it. I like mine sweet and flavoured, so I start with a little pump of syrup in the mug, either vanilla, caramel or cinnamon.
Next up, brew the coffee. This can be as simple or complex as you like, though fresh is always better.
Use an espresso machine if you have one, or brew a few scoops of fresh ground coffee in a French Press, or your brewer of choice.
While the coffee is brewing, steam the milk. To keep things simple, pour a little in a heat proof jug and microwave it for 40 seconds, or heat on a hob. When it’s steaming hot but not boiling, make some foam with a hand-frother, which should only take a few seconds.
When the coffee is ready, pour it into the cup on top of the syrup (if you’re having syrup!) until the cup is just over half full. Top with the milk and stir together to make your creamy coffee topped with just a little foam.
It’s nothing fancy, not too complicated and a quick way to brighten up a dreary morning.
It may not be as technically perfect as the café bought version, but often tastes even better when you’ve made it yourself, especially when you haven’t had to leave the house!