January 14, 2015

Homemade Latte (No Espresso Machine Needed!) + Community Coffee Giveaway

Community Coffee Review

Like many people, I start every morning the same way, with a cup of freshly brewed coffee. I don't have a fancy espresso maker, just a regular ol' coffee machine I use to make my brew. During the week I typically add vanilla flavored creamer and I'm good to go but when I have more time on the weekends, I like to bring the coffeehouse taste to my apartment and create a latte. 

I usually reach for darker roasts with bolder flavors, such as French Roast. I am currently loving the samples I received recently from Community Coffee-- the coffee is smooth, flavorful and is good with milk or creamer and is just as delicious served black. I received the ground Cafe Special, French Roast, Dark Roast, and Breakfast Blend whole beans and can taste the quality in every cup with strong, fresh flavors done right. The Cafe Special is a medium-roast coffee, but delivers a wonderful taste with no bitterness. I prefer the darker roasts-- they are the perfect morning wake-up! 

Community Coffee has a rich history dating back to 1919 and is family owned and operated. The company not only prides itself on its values and quality coffee made with 100% Arabica coffee beans, but gives back to the community with programs that support schools, coffee farmers, and the U.S. Military.

Below is an easy recipe to make your own Cafe Latte (if using espresso) or Cafe au Lait (coffee with milk) using Community Coffee at home:

Cafe Latte/ Cafe au Lait
Ingredients
1 cup Community Coffee (I prefer French Roast or Dark Roast), freshly brewed, double strength
1/2 cup Milk
Sugar or flavored coffee syrup to taste

Heat milk in saucepan on stove top to about 150-160 degrees (if you have a thermometer), being careful not to scald. Using a milk frother (I have this one from Ikea), froth the milk until bubbles rise, making it as foamy as you'd like. Pour the milk, along with sugar or other flavored syrup to coffee, spooning foam over the top.

Sit back, sip and enjoy!

Latte Recipe

Community Coffee is generously giving A Good Hue readers a chance to try out their delicious coffee! ENTER TO WIN (4) bags or (4) box single-serve cups (your choice!) of their most popular flavors- Cafe Special, French Roast, Dark Roast and Breakfast Blend. Good luck!


*I was provided coffee to review by Community Coffee Company, however opinions expressed are solely my own. No monetary compensation was provided for this review.

31 comments:

  1. Would love to give this to my mother in law as a present :)

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  2. My favorite coffee drink is simply plain black coffee when it's cold and with ice when it's hot. Not too picky at all.

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  3. I love any kind of coffee but my go to is just a good hot cup with cream and sugar!

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  4. I love just black coffee with sugar! I hope to win this!

    justanothershopaholic@gmail.com

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  5. I love White Chocolate mochas!

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  6. I love hazelnut coffee with caramel. YUM(:

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  7. My favorite is mocha coffee.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  8. As long as it's got a little bit of creamer, I love it all!!! :)

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  9. My favorite coffee drink is ice cover with lots of milk!

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  10. My favorite coffee is an americano with a splash of half and half :)

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  11. My favorite coffee drink is cappuccino.

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  12. My favorite is a hazelnut latte.

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  13. Iced coffee, typically caramel, is my very fave.

    xo Always, Abby

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  14. i love just a good ol cup of joe with a little sweet n low and cream or then i go caramel machiaotto

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  15. When it's this cold outside I love a mocha cappuccino!

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  16. I like a cup of coffee with homemade cocoa creamer
    Mary Beth Elderton

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  17. i like iced coffee with cream

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  18. I like hazelnut - thanks!
    - Kimberly O./Kim Con

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  19. I love plain black coffee but once in awhile enjoy making a cappuccino.

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  20. My favorite coffee drink is simple dark or french roast coffee with creamer. Nothing fancy for me

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  21. Just plain flavored coffee... no milk, cream, or sugar! The email I check most often is fossil316@aol.com

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