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Get Your Winter Caffeine Fix With These Coffee Shop Ordering Hacks

December 16th, 2016 at 2:00am

Winter is about to creep around the corner, and it’s time to say goodbye to the beautiful orange, yellow and red fall hues. Even though we’ll be losing the familiar autumn warmth, we’ll be gaining the cozy winter days. There isn’t much to complain about in December. It’s one of the cheeriest months; so new and exciting. This is the season to bundle up in over-the-knee socks, a fuzzy turtleneck and a warm cup of coffee.

It’s time to kick in the holiday spirit by making Christmas Cookies and finding your favorite holiday coffee brew.

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Last time we talked about coffee, I introduced you to my local coffee shop’s best fall coffee flavors. I told you all about flavors that deviate a little bit from the basic pumpkin spice. I showed you simple substitutions that your hometown barista should be able to accommodate, and some quick tips to make it yourself.

This time around, I’ll introduce some of my new favorites that I’ve been trying all month long. Get excited for the most wonderful time of the year (red cup coffee season) by trying these flavors!

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Peppermint Mocha– Classic flavor made a little bit better with the perfect blend of 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla, 1/2 dropper of peppermint oil and 1 tsp of cocoa powder. Result: A cozy homemade candy cane and cocoa flavored coffee.  

White Mint Mocha– Add two pumps of Peppermint White Chocolate to your coffee or make your own syrupResult: A rich blend of the best chocolate and mint flavors.

Gingerbread Latte- Two tablespoons of gingerbread syrup and a pinch of nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla powder. Result: The perfect recreation of this sweet and creamy blend.

Toasted Butterscotch Latte– Add three pumps of toffee syrup, three pumps of caramel syrup and whipped cream to your warmly brewed latte. Result: A sweet and buttery caramel taste! 

Cinnamon Caramel Macchiato– Ask your barista for two pumps of cinnamon dolce syrup with your warm cinnamon coffee. Result: A delicious and spicy take on the classic cinnamon flavor.

Vanilla Spice Latte– Add 3-4 teaspoons of Vanilla Cardamom syrup in with your latte. Result: A creamy vanilla taste with subtle hints of spice. 

Minted Vanilla Chai– Pour one pump of vanilla and peppermint syrup into your chai latte. Result: Rich chai flavors mixed with the unexpected coolness of peppermint. 

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