Friday, October 17, 2014

white chocolate cookie butter latte

So I had the idea to concoct a white chocolate cookie butter latte the other day. I used my Aeropress to make my "espresso" shot and then on the stove I whisked 1/4 cup white chocolate chips and 1 spoonful of cookie butter in a saucepan with 1 cup of milk until it melted completely. Once it was all melted and I frothed the milk a bit with the whisk I poured the mixture into my espresso and oh my gosh, it was delicious! I promise you won't be disappointed. If you don't have an aeropress you could probably use very very strong coffee instead. I would suggest about 1/4 cup of very strong coffee to begin with and add more if needed.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Noble Coffee Roasting

At the beginning of the month I participated in a Fall themed coffee swap. My partner was absolutely amazing! Everything in the package she sent was absolutely perfect. My favorite things though were the coffee beans and mug from Noble Coffee Roasting out of Ashland, OR. I was so excited when I opened the box and smelled delicious coffee. I was really excited to give it a try especially because it's from Oregon. The mug was an amazing plus. 

I used my Aeropress to make a latte and let me just tell you, it was delicious! I added just a little bit of maple syrup for sweetness. The coffee is a dark roast and it has a very dark chocolatey taste.

Their packaging is on point. I'm a huge font nerd, as you probably know, so their logo really jumped out at me. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

exploring familiar places

Saturday we went to Siloam Springs, Arkansas and explored their downtown. First stop was Pour Jon's to grab some delicious drinks. It's one of our favorite coffee shops. After that we walked across the street to a little park that has a pretty little creek and waterfall. We found a staircase that had a path up to a fancy neighborhood. It was really beautiful. We also saw a lone pumpkin growing in a tree! It was so random. We couldn't reach it or we would have rescued it. I let my niece take my camera and snap some photos. She's never used an actual camera before, just her phone. She's 14 but she has a pretty great eye. I think she'd be an awesome photographer one day.


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