The Pumpkin Latte Experience

The Pumpkin Latte Experience


Nobody takes into account the overnight workers, with the new caribou that opened near my house, and of course their pumpkin lattes that just came out again, I wanted to stop on my way to work only to discover they close an hour before I even leave for work. So I take matters into my own hands (cheaper anyway). 

So I dig through my k cups and find pumpkin flavored coffee and brew 2 large cups (it had to fit in my 22oz water bottle). I take a bottle of honey and some pumpkin pie spice and decide I am going to mix them in a small bowl. Now this is easier said than done, honey is a pain to measure out and stir. I pour out some milk and whisk it until it's "frothy" which for me means a little bit of bubbles on top, pop it in the microwave for 10 seconds and decide that I will mix the pumpkin spice with that instead of fighting with the honey. 

I mix all these things into my bottle (resulting in me pouring honey straight from the bottle to my concoction). I taste it and it's bitter, so why can I not get honey to sweeten coffee? Do I have to coax it? Say encouraging things? What am I doing wrong?  I grabbed a couple packets of sweet and low (I know, I know fake sugar is BAD) I dump in 2 packets and shake up my bottle and try again...perfect. 

So I head in to work, sipping on my coffee concoction when I start getting to the bottom, wouldn't you know I found the honey, and all the pumpkin pie spice and I'm reasonably certain the rest was sweet and low that sunk to the bottom, I nearly spit it out. 

Why is it that every time I attempt to make latte's they never turn out? It's not even just coffee, at one point I attempted to make blueberry lemon iced green tea which turned into a disaster. 

I better just stick to my cold press coffee (which I managed to make perfectly) and k cups. Less wasting of coffee anyway. 

People make that look so easy...

Published by Liz Zemlicka

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