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.
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“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
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