When you add milk to your coffee, whether dairy (like skim or whole milks), non dairy (like almond or oat milk), or even heavy cream, you are adding fat to your brew.
Even small amounts of fat added to your coffee change its texture and take the edge off of the bitterness that often accompanies it.
When topping your coffee with foam, depending on your choice of milk, you get the varying amounts of fat added to create texture and soften bitterness, but you’re also creating a base with which you can transform the taste of your coffee.
That’s right, the foam sitting atop your iced or hot coffee is truly a doorway to flavor!
With a frother, your preferred choice of milk, a few extra ingredients, and some creativity, the possibilities are practically endless.
Follow me on a foam journey, if you will.
Picture it. Sicily, 1912. ...or, maybe it’s just America, autumn of 2020 ?
You pour your hot cup of freshly brewed Lifeboost light roast coffee OR reach inside of your refrigerator for your carafe of cold brewed Lifeboost Pumpkin Spice Coffee.
Either way, you pour your preferred brew into your mug or glass. And, now the fun begins.
Think fall. Think spice. Be creative.
Maybe you add a little maple syrup to your coffee for a touch of sweetness? Now a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg.
You plug in your frother and add some heavy cream, or maybe almond milk for a dairy free option. But, you don’t have to stop there. Add a teaspoon of pumpkin puree and some ground cloves to the frother as well.
Maybe you want a little more sweetness, so you add a bit of maple syrup to the frother too.
Then, you froth. You can choose a cold setting for topping your cold brew or a hot setting for your freshly brewed coffee. And, when it's finished frothing, you pour this velvety foam creation atop your coffee and admire your work.
Now, you're sipping your coffee through a network of creamy, velvety, flavor-filled goodness.
Every sip is enhanced. Every time your cup touches your lips, it’s greeted with a mixture of decadent flavors. Your coffee must pass through this layer to enter your mouth, ensuring each sip is bathed in the foam’s unique combination of ingredients.
Maybe you’re not the creative type when it comes to your cup of joe? Maybe you’re sitting here thinking...come on now, I need measurements! I need exacts! I need a recipe!
Ask, and you shall receive! Here’s a recipe (one of my favorites, might I add) with some exact measurements resulting in a fall treat that frankly...should make it onto a menu board somewhere! I call it,
The Great Pumpkin. ...you’re welcome!