Beverages,  Product Reviews

Maple Latte

disclosure-1It’s been a month since I received my new Saeco Minuto Focus automatic espresso machine and it’s been an absolute dream! I’ve been using it multiple times a day to make coffee. I look forward to waking up in the morning to a fresh, hot cup of coffee. What is unique about the Saeco Minuto Focus is that it’s the first fully-automatic, bean-to-cup coffee machine that combines coffee and espresso with just the lift of lever. I can say with certainty that it does make a difference in the taste using freshly ground beans. I love being able to pour myself a perfect Italian coffee every day!

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One important feature that I appreciate is the ability to customize beverages to your personal taste. The Memo function allows you to adjust the size, strength and even temperature of your beverage with just a simple push of a button. I can make myself a big cup in the morning and a small cup in the late afternoon. The 100% ceramic grinder lets you also change the coffee richness to make a stronger or weaker cup of coffee.

In my last post, I had only tried coffee, but over the last month, I’ve unleashed my inner barista and made some fancier drinks. The Saeco Minuto Focus has a milk frother so you can steam and froth your milk just like they do at the coffee shops. It definitely beats heating milk up on the stove!

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To use the milk frother, it’s just a matter of filling up a cup with milk no more than 1/3 full. Then hold the cup under the milk frother, press a button and go. Move the cup around from side to side and up and down to achieve your preferred level of frothing. I like mine really frothy and foamy so that its as light as a whipped cream topping. It tastes amazing!

Maple Latte

One fall beverage I’ve been enjoying recently is a Maple Latte. It’s a very simple recipe thanks to my Saeco Minuto Focus with only three ingredients!

Maple Latte

Another recipe I’m looking forward to trying soon with the holidays around the corner is an Eggnog Latte and Gingerbread Latte. Why go out for coffee when I can make gourmet coffee and beverages at home?

I’ve been showing everyone who comes over to my house what the Saeco Minuto Focus can do. My brother-in-law is in love with it and wants one of his own. I told my sister it would make a nice Christmas gift for him!

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The Saeco Minuto Focus has a SRP of $899 and it’s worth every single penny!

In my next post, I will share with you my favourite features of the Saeco Minuto Focus and also share some interesting statistics about Canadians and their coffee drinking behaviours!

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Maple Latte

Enjoy the flavours of maple in a latte format.

Ingredients:

  • 1 to 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup espresso
  • 1 cup milk

Directions:

  1. Pour maple syrup on the bottom of a mug or cup. Pour espresso on top and then pour the milk on top. Serve hot.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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