Ever wondered how to make that Starbucks Espresso at home, well here you go.
Things You'll Need
- Espresso Machine
- Starbucks Mocha Powder
- Milk (any type will do)
- Flavorings (optional)
Get an Espresso machine, now you can go all out and get a fancy machine that grinds the coffee for you and all that stuff or you can get the Mr. Coffee Espresso machine for around $30 bucks (depending on how much of a coffee connoisseur you are).
Get your hands on some Starbucks Mocha Powder. This is not always an easy trick but they do sell it during the Christmas holiday season (I usually buy out the store when it does become available). Or if you go to E-Bay you can find the actual bags of Starbucks Mocha Powder.
Get your Espresso coffee - this has many options; you can buy it already ground from the store (but many times this is not ground enough for good espresso), you can buy whole beans and either grind it at the store (most grocery stores have a grinder in the coffee department) or grind it at home (you can get grinders pretty cheap just make sure it grinds espresso fine). Another option is buying it from Starbucks and they will grind it for you.
Brew the coffee per your espresso machines directions.
Now here is a nice shortcut, instead of mixing the mocha powder with hot water first I just put my mocha directly into the cup (a "Grande" takes about 2 tablespoons but this will really depend on how much mocha taste you want). Then you can just pour the coffee directly into the cup and mix up the mocha powder.
Add your favorite type of Milk.
Add your favorite flavoring (optional). Note - you can buy any of the flavorings from Starbucks (even though it does not list them anywhere they are glad to do it)or most grocery stores.
Stir well and you are ready to go.
Now this will never replace the professional made coffee but for the price it cannot be beat.
Tips & Warnings
- Just add ice to make this an "iced" drink
- You can buy the hot cups/cold cups, lids and straws from any bulk store like Costco if you do not want to deal with real coffee cups (just remember to recycle them).
- Driving with hot coffee can be dangerous so be very careful.
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