How to make your own signature Pumpkin Spice Latte, espresso and milk highlighted by flavor notes of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and clove to create this incredible beverage that’s a fall favorite. No espresso maker, milk frother, or special syrups required.
“Coffee is a beverage that puts one to sleep when not drank.” – Alphonse Allais
Every afternoon of every day I have a choice, eat lunch and get sleepy or skip it and live with hunger.
The American culture doesn’t recognize the need for a siesta after lunch. This is a great marketing opportunity for Starbucks, they have a Happy Hour rewards program if you buy a beverage in the morning and come back after 3pm.
I do indulge in a siesta whenever my schedule allows. It is not always possible though and that is where my afternoon high tea comes in. Before 4pm I indulge in either a cuppa or a fika.
Cuppa is literally a cup of tea, often times with friends. A fika is a Swedish coffee break, often times with friends. The idea behind both the cuppa and the fika is the same. An afternoon pick-me-up when energy levels are low. If you have good company to share in this daily ceremony, then it’s even a more merrier event than partaking solo. Solo cuppa and fika have their place too. Consider it a 15 minute mini meditation time.
I am sharing my recent invention with you friends. It takes two minutes, a coffee mug and a microwave.
You will need to mix up some Pumpkin Spice beforehand but this is easy and will make your fika simple and delicious.
For your morning pleasure, a compendium of funny and inspirational morning coffee quotes!
“Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.”
– Anne Morrow Lindbergh
How to make your own signature Pumpkin Spice Latte, espresso and milk highlighted by flavor notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove to create this incredible beverage that’s a fall favorite. No espresso maker, milk frother, or special syrups required.
- 1 Tbs of instant espresso powder
- 1/4 tsp pumpkin spice
- 1.5 cups of milk, or enough to fill your coffee mug. I use 2% but you can use whatever you want.
- sugar as desired, I use 1 tsp but you could use more if you like a sweet latte
- Place all ingredients in a coffee mug and stir well.
- Microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes or until heated through. Stir again very well. Some bits of undissolved espresso or pumpkin spice might be at the bottom so you may not want to take that last sip.
- Serving Size: 1 mug