My Stupid Easy Coffee Tutorial

You’ve read the title, so prepare yourself for how simple this is.

Objectively, you could make this coffee with any flavor or milk of your choosing, but I always use the Starbucks brand pumpkin spice syrup as I used to work for Starbucks and was able to get my hands on it. Obviously, not everybody has the ability to access that. If you want to replicate a pumpkin spice flavor, it is often available in bottles at places like the grocery store or Marshalls/TJ Maxx in the food section.

When I moved into my first apartment, my Keurig maker stopped working pretty much within the first two months of living there. I tried to fix it a few times, but to be honest, it was just an extremely old model and I think the ‘ole jalopy had just reached the end of its life. With that being said, I quickly reverted to finding new ways to drink coffee in bed every morning. This is the easiest method I have found thus far.

The first thing you will need (and the most important ingredient) is fine espresso powder. I buy mine at Star Market under the Dellalo brand, in the same aisle where you can buy instant coffee. I can handle a lot of caffeine, so I usually start with 2-2.5 tablespoons. However, you should certainly adjust this based on your preferred level of caffeine. I add the powder into my mug with about a tablespoon of pumpkin spice syrup, but again, you can obviously opt for whatever flavor you prefer. Since we’re going for a fall vibe here, I also enjoy sprinkling some cinnamon or nutmeg powder into the mix. Lastly, I add a little bit of milk or creamer; usually oat milk creamer if I have it around, but most of the time, heavy cream is cheaper and more versatile for me to have on hand.

With all of those ingredients dumped into my mug, I will then go ahead and microwave about 350mL of water. I microwave it for about four minutes, which makes it hot enough to be steamy without making me burn my tongue. I pour the water into my mug, mix it up really well, and drink instantly.

So easy! So lazy!

You can also make this drink iced by following a similar routine, but instead of pouring your hot water into a mug, pour everything into a carry-on container to refrigerate overnight. You can also throw in some ice cubes to make it extra chilly. Regardless, I would still prepare it with hot water to make sure it properly dissolves the other ingredients.

I know this was short, but that’s because this recipe does not take a lot of brain power or steps. Let me know if you try it yourself, and what you think.

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