Five Coffee Bar Must-Haves for YOUR Kitchen (Plus, a delicious Bandit latte recipe you can make in your own home!)
It’s Fall, y’all, and we’re more excited than ever 🍁 🍂 🎃⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
October is finally here, which means that cozy season is in full-swing! Fall is our favorite month here at Bandit Coffee, and for good reason. I don’t know about you, but as soon as I see those leaves start to turn beautiful colors and float to the ground, I immediately switch into cozy mode, and all I want to do is throw on an oversized sweater, grab a steaming cup of coffee, and cuddle up on the couch with a movie.
In the spirit of Fall, we’ve come up with five essential kitchen items to make sure your home coffee bar is ready for all those hot drinks you’ll be craving. Plus, read to the end for an easy, at-home recipe for one of Bandit Coffee’s specialty drinks that you can make with items already in your kitchen. Let’s get started!
Five At-Home Coffee Bar Must-Haves for YOUR Kitchen:
Your Favorite Milk
There’s a milk for everything now. In addition to regular dairy milk, we’ve got almond, oat, soy, coconut, cashew, rice, hemp, and even more milks than THAT to choose from. In the 21st Century, we’ve mastered milk. Thankfully, any one of those milks can be paired with coffee (or tea!) to make a delicious, creamy drink. Whether you’re loyal to dairy milk or more adventurous with non-dairy options, your favorite milk is essential to your at-home coffee bar. Take your pick!
Your Favorite Bandit Coffee Blend
You want it, we’ve got it! What’s more important to a coffee bar than the coffee itself? Whatever blend you’re feeling, we’ve got you covered with our selection. Become an Outlaw or a Gambler with our medium roast, or try our Black Jax dark roast for your morning brew. We’re pretty confident that you’ll love whichever one you choose.
Your Favorite Flavorings
Syrups, sprinkles, and sauces, oh my! They’re what makes a caramel macchiato a caramel macchiato, a vanilla latte a vanilla latte, a Fall-spiced breve a Fall-spiced breve. Just like mood lighting brings the atmosphere to a room, flavorings bring the mood to a drink. Flavorings can even bring back memories and change your outlook on the day. They’re pretty powerful, which is why we think they’re essential to your at-home coffee bar. Grab your favorite syrup or sauce and make a drink that touches your soul!
Mini Espresso Machine
An all-in-one latte machine? Yes, please! If you’ve been thinking about getting a mini espresso machine to put in your kitchen, take this as your sign to do it. There’s nothing like waking up on a chilly morning and walking into your kitchen to a countertop espresso machine. Lattes just got easier, and life just got brighter. We found this one on Amazon!
Espresso Shot Cups
Last but definitely not least, espresso shot cups bring the finishing touch to any at-home coffee bar. Pair a set of these with your mini espresso machine, and you’ve got a coffee shop in your kitchen, ready for those lattes, Americanos, and other special drinks you’ll want to make.
Now that you have the essentials, we’re bringing our signature Snickerdoodle Latte to the comfort of your home. All you’ll need is your favorite Bandit Coffee and a few common kitchen items! Here’s how to make it: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What you’ll need:
- 1/2 cup of our favorite Bandit Coffee blend
- 1 tsp vanilla syrup or vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups of milk
- 1/2 cup of espresso (or strongly brewed coffee)
- Whipped cream (for topping)
- Caramel sauce and cinnamon for drizzle⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- Pour the milk, vanilla, and cinnamon into a jar or container that has a lid. Tighten lid on jar and shake well.⠀⠀⠀
- Remove lid and microwave mixture for 30 seconds to 1 minute.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- Pour brewed coffee into a mug, and then pour milk mixture into mug with the coffee.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- Add whipped cream, drizzle caramel sauce, and sprinkle cinnamon on top to your liking.⠀⠀⠀
And just like that, you have yourself a DIY Bandit Snickerdoodle Latte! Easy as pie, right?⠀⠀⠀
With these five essential coffee bar items and a recipe to match, you’ll be more than prepared for those crisp, chilly Fall mornings that are right around the corner.
Check out our website for new blogs and fresh ideas, and discover our select coffee blends and other hot Bandit items. We can’t wait to see you there!