Today I decided to share how we make the perfect homemade latte. I’m going to share exactly how to make a latte and everything you need to make the best latte. So if you love going to Starbucks or the local coffee shop every morning, making it at home could save you big bucks!
I love my latte 85% frothy milk goodness and the rest good strong coffee. We tend to use Organic Columbian Medium Roast beans and grind them fresh. My husband swears by a simple French Press over all other coffee makers. French press coffee requires a coarse, even ground. He likes to make the coffee extremely strong. I have a deep love for my milk heater/frother. It gets that perfect froth that I die for every morning. I pour the coffee in first, but if you leave some coffee to pour after the froth you can try your luck at latte art 😉 So here’s the details on what you’ll need to make my perfect homemade latte!
MUG: Gold Lips Mug
Coffee Bean Grinder: Cuisinart Programmable Conical Burr Grinder also sold here.
Milk Frother and Heater: I recommend either one of these here and here. I did try and get one entirely made of stainless steel, however NONE are entirely of stainless steel. They all have teflon or plastic that come in contact with the milk and become heated. There are affordable options that are SUPER easy to clean. Mine works like a champ! For extra frothing I can put it on one and half times and create some creamy frothy goodness. You can even froth without heat when needed.
French Press: I prefer stainless steel French Press coffee makers over the glass ones. My favorite is here.
Water Kettle: To quickly heat water I love the Aroma Water Kettle.
Coffee Bean Air Tight Storage: To keep beans fresh and packed with flavor you have to choose an air tight storage container. I love the Theraware canisters because they offer a unique composition that filters out damaging UV light while eliminating the remaining oxygen in the canister. This means continued, air-tight freshness. A a few simple pumps of the Vacu-Pump, contents are sealed airtight and the container remains odorless. The convenient Date Dial allows for accurate storage time tracking. So pretty much the perfect storage canister for coffee beans to ensure freshness and taste. Other optoins: here and here.