My biggest weakness is coffee and my new go to version is Cafe Miel.
I've been adding honey to my lattes for a few months now but didn't know it was "a thing" until I stopped at Spearhead Coffee in Paso Robles on the way home from our vacation in Cambria and noticed the option, Cafe Miel, on the chalkboard.
Knowing a little French, I figured it was coffee with honey, so I ordered it up.
I asked for mine with almond milk and noticed that their recipe included cinnamon.
Damn if that wasn't the best cup of coffee I've ever had!
Now my hubby makes it for us every morning and it's every bit as delicious as Spearhead's.
I really think the secret is making the almond milk from scratch.
He has perfected what I think is the ultimate almond milk recipe.
He soaks about 2 cups of Trader Joe's raw almonds in unfiltered water for a day or 2.
When it is time to prepare the milk he rinses the almonds and puts them into the Vitamix with 3 to 4 cups unfiltered water, some honey and vanilla extract and blends it on high speed for several minutes.
He then squeezes the mixture through a nut bag which is essential.
He stores it in a Mason Jar.
Fresh almond milk has a shelf life of only a few days, but we never have a problem using it all up in time!
On a rare visit home our son tried a sip and proceeded to drink the whole jar, saying how delicious it was.
We make ours using our Nespresso capsules and Frother but here is a recipe I found on the internet.
Known as Cafe con Miel to the Spaniards and Café Miel to the French, this easy-to-prepare drink is sweet and flavorful, in other words, the perfect indulgence. With prep and cook time totalling only 5 minutes, Café Miel is low on fuss and big on taste. Milk, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract turns your typical drip coffee into a relaxing retreat.
2 cups freshly brewed drip coffee
- 1/2 cup milk
- 4 tbsp. honey
- 1/8 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
- Dash nutmeg
- Combine all the ingredients into a small pot and bring to a boil on low heat.
- Stir until honey dissolves.
- Serve hot and enjoy!
I'd love to know if you've tried it!
Can you recommend a place to stay in Cambria?
No time for it now but this winter I will.
Sounds delish. Lucky to get a cup of Joe down
before the rush to do the LIST of things piling up.
You are so lucky to have a hubby to make it.. yvonne
Hi Mimi! I am sorry that I cannot recommend a place as we stayed in someone's home but I saw some cute little hotels across from the beach:) I would try Airbnb too! It is such a charming town. I enjoyed discovering that part of the central coast which I am not too familiar with. You are in Santa Barbara right?
I am wondering if you were the one who bought my Asian Ancestor Candles and if so how you like them? Cheers, Terri
Thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment! And you are right, I am very blessed to have such a kind hubby. My finest treasure:)
Hope you are having a nice Summer.... I can't believe how fast it is going!!!!
I am the lucky purchaser of the Asian Ancestor Candles and I love them. I wanted them from the first time you posted a photo of them and can't believe I have them.
I stay in Cambria once in a while and thought someone with your excellent taste would have a referral for a place I hadn't stayed. Thank you
I'm now wanting a delicious, steaming cup of coffee, and I know for sure that you husband making this for you is true love! He's a keeper, Terri! Happy weekend ~
My Daughter loves almond milk. Happy Sunday.
No, the true secret is your beloved makes it for you and that makes it divine.
I use almond milk in my latte too...and Howard bought the unsweetened version recently...so a little honey would be great. I will try to make our own almond milk one of these days!
Terri, I'm really late commenting here...I have made almond milk at home and store bought doesn't even compare. It is so good. I finally bought a Nespresso this year so I will definitely give the Cafe Con Miel a try!
Linda in San Diego
Popped by again, Maybe I;ll try this real soon.
Bad stomach problems this week. Have a great day yvonne
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