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Coffee Matcha Fusion Latte

Spring is around the corner, so let’s freshen up our daily brew. This Coffee Matcha Fusion Latte bridges the gap between traditional coffee lovers and those who appreciate the nuanced flavors of matcha. It’s an excellent way to start your day or as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, offering both energy and a moment of zen. Enjoy crafting this unique beverage and savor the complex layers of flavor it presents!

Coffee Matcha Fusion Latte Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Espresso Shot: 1 shot (about 1 ounce) – Provides the deep, concentrated coffee flavor.
  • Matcha Powder: 1 teaspoon – Offers the distinct, earthy taste of green tea.
  • Hot Water: 2 ounces – Used to dissolve the matcha powder.
  • Milk: 8 ounces (choose your preference; almond, soy, oat, or cow’s milk work well) – Adds creaminess.
  • Honey or Agave Syrup: 1 tablespoon (adjust to taste) – Adds a natural sweetness that complements both the coffee and matcha flavors.
  • Vanilla Extract: ½ teaspoon – Enhances the overall flavor profile with a hint of vanilla.
  • Ice Cubes (optional for a cold version) – Adds a refreshing chill to the beverage.

Equipment:

  • Espresso machine or coffee maker
  • Matcha whisk or small regular whisk
  • Measuring spoons
  • Glass or mug for serving

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Espresso Shot: Using your espresso machine or coffee maker, prepare one shot of espresso. If you don’t have an espresso machine, a strong brew of your favorite coffee can substitute.
  2. Mix the Matcha: In a small bowl, sift the matcha powder to remove any lumps. Add 2 ounces of hot water (not boiling, ideally about 175°F or 80°C). Whisk vigorously in a zigzag motion until the matcha becomes frothy.
  3. Heat and Froth the Milk: Heat the milk until it’s warm but not boiling. Use a milk frother to achieve a creamy texture. For a cold version, skip the heating and simply froth your milk as is.
  4. Combine Ingredients: In a glass or mug, pour in the prepared espresso shot. Add the honey or agave syrup and vanilla extract, and stir well to combine. Next, add the frothed milk to the mixture.
  5. Top with Matcha: Gently pour the matcha over the milk mixture, creating a distinct layer of green on top. For a marbled effect, gently stir with a spoon.
  6. Garnish and Serve: For a finishing touch, you can sprinkle a bit of matcha powder on top. We like it served over ice but it’s also delicious hot.

Optional Variations:

  • Spice it Up: Add a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg to the milk mixture for a spiced version.
  • Sweetener Variations: Experiment with different sweeteners like maple syrup or stevia for varying sweetness profiles.
  • Vegan Friendly: Ensure all ingredients are plant-based for a vegan version of this latte.
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