How to make your local barista jealous by making these delicious beverages

Flat white, espresso. americano, cappuccino, frappuccino, mocha, chai latte, turmeric latte, iced latte, hot chocolate – the list of beverages available is now seemingly endless. Your local café’s menu is likely to offer a whole host of drinks, ranging from your faithful flat-white – simple, no-nonsense, and popular for good reason  – to your fancy frappuccino – decadent, sweet, and consistently refreshing.

Whether you have yours to go, or sit in and enjoy the café atmosphere, ordering your preferred beverage should always be a treat. But buying fancy beverages every day can become an expensive habit, so learning how to make them from the comfort of your own home is a fantastic way to save money and enjoy a delicious drink without leaving your own front door.

It goes without saying that the most popular café drink option is coffee. However you enjoy yours, it’s possible to re-create it with the use of your Vitamix blender. Why not enjoy the delectable aroma of freshly ground coffee beans filling your room, using your Vitamix to perfectly grind your beans for your morning cuppa? This way, you won’t have another appliance cluttering the kitchen worktop, or extra mess to clean up. 

Grinding your beans at home allows your coffee to retain the most flavour possible; however, it can be both tedious and time-consuming. Yet the Vitamix blender is the perfect  Grinding your beans at home allows your coffee to retain the most flavour possible. Ground coffee begins to lose its flavour intensity after around 30 minutes, hence why you should avoid purchasing pre-ground, store-bought coffee when possible. Aside from its efficiency, convenience, and ease, the beauty of using your Vitamix blender to grind your beans is the versatility of grinding your coffee to suit your desired brew – be it for your pour-over, flat white, or french press.

The Vitamix blender stands above other blenders as it relies on the blades’ friction to pulverise ingredients – whereas other blenders would simply slice through your ingredients with sharp blades. This is crucial when it comes to grinding your coffee beans, as it ensures a consistent texture every time due to the high-powered motor and extremely strong and durable blades of the Vitamix blender. The innovative design of the Vitamix container is intentionally designed to create a unique vortex, pulling all ingredients into the blades to create the optimal texture, consistency, and flavour.

Using your Vitamix blender to grind your coffee beans not only guarantees your beans offer maximum flavour, but it’s also the perfect accompaniment for time-strapped schedules due to the blender’s efficiency and elimination of clean-up time. With the use of the Vitamix dry grains container, you can have your perfectly ground beans ready in as little as ten seconds! The Vitamix blender’s impressive proficiency and power is able to keep up with your busy life effortlessly, so you’re able to enjoy that cuppa’ joe without any compromise.

We all have our preferred milk, whether it be for taste preference or dietary requirements, dairy or plant-based, and nowadays there are plenty to choose from. Why not try your hand at making your own oat milk, you only need two ingredients and it’s the perfect staple for your cafe-style beverages. Or perhaps coconut milk, cashew milk, or soya milk is more your style? Aside from being delicious, fresh, and often healthier, making your own milk is also kinder to the environment due to eliminating any package that inevitably comes with shop-bought milk.

If you’re a sucker for something sweet, then perhaps decadent hot chocolate is more up your street. Nothing beats a rich, velvety mug of hot chocolate, and the Vitamix does rich and velvety perfectly! Simply add a few squares of your chosen chocolate to a mug of milk and blend until hot, thick, and creamy – this certainly won’t disappoint.

Or maybe a spiced chai latte is your preferred beverage, it’s quick and easy to make and tastes delicious. The combination of cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves, and vanilla make for the perfect warming drink, offering the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. This one’s ideal for enjoying after a lengthy wintery walk, or whilst curled up in front of the fire.

Whatever your beverage of choice, enjoy it in style. Pour it into your favourite mug, take your time, enjoy the experience. You may not be able to compete with your local barista’s latte art talents, there may be no tulips, swans or rosetta’s adorning your morning coffee or turmeric latte, but with these recipes, they’ll sure taste just as good (if not a little better!).