Ways to Save – Make a Latte At Work

Ways to Save - Make a Latte at Work

I love to save money and I am always looking for ways to save.  Last month, I showed you how to make lattes at home with your Keurig machine.   However, many offices do not allow personal coffee machines.     Today, I’m going to show you cheaper way to make lattes using a french press.   Here is how you can save money by making lattes at work.

Ways to Save – What Do I Need to Make a Latte at Work

You will need only a few items to make lattes at work and you may already have some of these.

  1. Espresso – You can pick up espresso at your local supermarket or at a coffee shop.  At your local supermarket, I recommend Pilon or Cafe Bustelo espresso.  I personally enjoy Publix store brand espresso (a supermarket in the Southeast).  If you pick it up at a coffee shop, ask them to grind your espresso finely.
  2. Milk – Use your preferred milk.
  3. A French Press to Make the Espresso - After reading Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul, I wanted to become a coffee aficionado.  So I decided to get a french press and learn how to use it.  I love french presses because they are cheap.  I will warn you that they make a “muddy” coffee.
  4. Milk Frother – Once your coffee is brewed, you will need to froth your milk.  You can buy a cheap frother.
  5. Microwave – You will heat your milk in the microwave.
  6. Coffee cup - Pick your favorite, but make sure it is microwave safe – no need to buy a new one.

Ways to Save – A Step-By-Step Guide to Make a Latte at Work

For this tutorial, I am going to walk you through how to make a latte at work.

  1. Microwave 8-12 ounces of water until it boils.  Pour the water into the french press.  Add two tablespoon scoops of coffee to the boiling water in the french press and stir.  Put the lid on and push the mesh down until it reaches the top of the water.  Let it sit for five minutes.
  2. Fill your microwave safe coffee cup to the halfway point with milk – do not use more than one cup of milk.  Add any sugar, sweetener or other flavors at this time.
  3. Froth your milk by sticking the frother about a half inch under the surface.  Turn the frother on and move it around in the cup until the froth in your milk is to your liking.  Turn the frother off before you remove it from the milk or you will have a big mess to clean.  You can watch a video on YouTube on how to froth milk by clicking here.
  4. Once your milk if frothed, you need to heat it up.  Put it in the microwave for one minute. You can adjust the time to suit your microwave and temperature preferences.
  5. After letting your coffee sit in your french press for about 5 minutes, slowly press the mesh plunger down to the bottom.  Pour your brewed espresso into your milk, stir and enjoy.

Following the directions above, you can either make one latte (great for travel mugs) or split it into two lattes.  Pour two cups of milk and double the microwave time when making two lattes.  Use 16 ounces of water and four scoops of espresso when making two cups.

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