Those of you who follow me on social know how much I love my coffee. You also know how much I love my speciality coffee whether it is Cafe Con Leche, a mocha latte, a simple cappuccino, or whatever, I LOVE me some cafe! Obviously, when I got the email saying that I was being sent the new Keurig 2.0, I was excited to have a sixth (yes, sixth) coffee maker in my house. In my defense, I had my original Keurig in the kitchen for my every day use, a basic coffee maker for larger parties, another small individual maker in my home office and your standard french press and espresso maker. Did I mention I loved coffee? Now I know that seems like a lot, it is but with the new 2.0, I can gift my original Keurig and rid of the basic ten cup maker. The new Keurig 2.0 lets me make individual cups daily and has a carafe for larger parties with a fool proof digital screen I do not even need to explain. The thing TELLS YOU WHAT TO DO! Of course, I consider Saturday mornings “larger parties” as my husband has two large coffee cups and I enjoy two smaller ones. After a really long weekend, we needed
a several nice warm cups of coffee so I whipped up a mexican style mocha latte and grabbed a magazine to enjoy before our kids woke up.
What you’ll need:
Nestle’s Abuelita Chocolate
Unsweetened Coconut Milk
Organic Whole Milk (you can use whatever but I prefer whole)
Small Sauce Pan & Frother
I made a few cups of the Hawaiian Blend which is a medium roast (works great with French Roast too).
I used half a bar of Abuelita’s Chocolate, a mexican style chocolate used for making hot chocolate.
I melted it in a small sauce pan with just enough unsweetened coconut milk to barely cover the bar, I’d guess about 1/3 of a cup*. Melt on stovetop.
Then I put a tablespoon of the chocolate in my cup and poured my coffee.
I frothed regular whole organic milk in my froth machine…
…to have the perfect cup.
*Latinas like me and my family, we don’t really measure things, we “eyeball” it and yet it comes out the same every time. Coffee cups were a special find at a yard sale in Lincoln Park during a photo shoot. I bought them over 8 years ago for a quarter each to have in the new home I would share with my then future husband. Happy Anniversary honey, to another 8 years…and 8 after that…and 8 after that…and…you get the idea. Your coffee is waiting in the kitchen.
Special thanks to Keurig and Influenster for making my life easier and my cabinets roomier!