After the Christmas break, it was time to get back into the swing of things by of course, having a taste of our new blends of coffee here at JavaHub. The Barbosa blend was my favourite as it has hints of chocolate and cocoa.
On a Monday morning, returning to the office, this used in a latte was the perfect way to start the day. Whilst tasting the new blends, we also learned about the different origins of coffee and in fact the term Latte translates directly from the phrase ‘Caffe e latte’ which simply means, ‘coffee and milk’ and dates all the way back to the 17th Century, with records of Latte’s being sold in Austrian coffee houses. Whilst this isn’t the most exciting development on a Monday morning at 9.30am, the Latte more than made up for it. I found out, the way I prefer it (and this makes for a perfect drink to warm yourself up on a rainy January morning) is to actually add a teaspoon of cinnamon to the milk as you are steaming it and to then add this to the coffee.
It’s just simply great, I cannot recommend it enough.
After a tasting session, Java Pete, then took it upon himself to attempt to teach us how to make latte art. I say attempt, because with my first attempt, what was meant to be a tree ended up looking more like a nettle bush. However, we pushed on and latte after latte ended up being added to the collection of my non-Instagram worthy creations.
Until finally it happened, my pièce de résistance, a half decent tree!!
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