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Everything You Need to Make Fancy Coffee at Home


It’s Monday morning and all I want is coffee. I love my $5 coffees as much as the next girl, but those drinks quickly add up! I’ve compiled a list of everything you need to make your own fancy coffee at home:

1. Decent Coffee
Good For: Everything
No instant for you my friend! Buy your favourite brand and make your coffee in a drip coffee maker like the good Lord intended. Need espresso? Cut the amount of water you usually use in half.

2. Cream and Sugar

Good For: Everything

You wouldn’t be reading a post about fancy coffee if you just liked yours black, now would you?  You can learn how to easily make your own homemade coffee creamer too.

3. Spices
Good For: When you want one of those fancy Fall or Winter flavoured drinks
Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cardamom, and Ginger are all tasty options. I’m going to stretch a little and call cocoa powder a “spice” in this case when you want to add a bit of chocolate flavour without extra sugar.

4. Milk and a Small Mason Jar
Good For: Taking your Latte to the next level
Why? Get the froth you love by shaking warm milk in a mason jar for 60 seconds. Yum.

5. Whipped Cream
Good For: Recreating the special snowflake drinks we all know and love.
For when you need to go extra fancy.

6. Hot Chocolate Powder
Good For: Mochas, those who don’t like coffee.
When those mochas are calling your name. Warm Chocolate milk is also another tasty option

7. Flavourings and Syrups
Good For: Fancy and Seasonal Drinks.
You can never go wrong with Vanilla Extract. It’s super easy to make your own simple syrups! My favourite is made by boiling 1 cup of water and 1 cup of brown sugar. Get more ideas from this post at A Few Shortcuts.

8. Special Mug that Makes You Feel Like a Boss
Good For: Morale
Everyone needs that one special mug that lifts their spirits. It’s like an extra hug in the morning.

Need recipes?  This post from Love and Coffee has 23 iced coffee recipes to try.  Starbucks addicts will love these copycat recipes from One Little Project.

Happy Monday! May it be happy and filled with delicious coffee.

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Kristen Raney

Kristen Raney

Kristen is a former farm kid turned urban gardener who owns the popular gardening website, Shifting Roots.  She is obsessed with growing flowers and pushing the limits of what can be grown in her zone 3b garden.  She also loves to grow tomatoes, but oddly enough, dislikes eating them raw.

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Hi, I'm Kristen and I help new gardeners learn to grow their own vegetables and beautify their yards. I also share recipes that use all that delicious garden produce. Grab a coffee (and your gardening gloves) and join me for gardening tips, simple recipes, and the occasional DIY, all from the lovely city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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