At-Home Honey Cappuccino
In light of National Cappuccino day, we've put together an at-home Honey Cappuccino recipe that is sure to bee one of your favorites. We decided to use the AeroPress for this recipe as it is a method of brewing espresso-like coffee that won't break the bank and is a brilliantly simple and effective contraption. We use one almost every day, and we think you will too after trying this decadent treat. The process is extremely simple and only takes about 3 minutes if you've got some hot water, coffee grounds, creamer, milk, and of course, a bottle of World Honey Market Gallberry Honey (which is a staple in our product line).
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So what makes this cappuccino so special? Over months of trial and testing, we've developed this recipe with the AeroPress to deliver the boldest, sweetest honey cappuccino we could imagine. Utilizing the press, you are able to extract the boldest flavors without the acidity of your average joe. AeroPress claims about one-fifth the acidity of drip-brewed coffee and one-ninth the acidity of French press brewed coffee. Combine that with reducing the water to coffee ratio, and you get a bold hit of coffee like no other. This cappuccino's flavor alone will surely make you think twice about running to the cafe or coffee shop. With this method, you could easily spend five times less than what you might pay at a coffee house for each cappuccino you make.
It's rich yet simple. It's bold but light. And it's sure to give you a nice coffee 'buzz'.
Gallberry honey is a highly-prized mild honey but is also known for its unique woodsy, sweet, and spiced flavor. Gallberry honey resists granulation and has a low sucrose content much like tupelo honey. This superb honey is the perfect sweetener to add to your tea or coffee because it is light and mild enough to sweeten without drastically altering the flavor of your drink!
The gallberry bush can be found throughout the South, in states ranging from Texas to Virginia. In North Florida's late spring and early summer, the bees gather nectar from tiny white blooms on this evergreen shrub in the holly family.
The gallberry bush does especially well here in North Florida, growing wild in the understories of our dense pine forests as well as protected lands such as the Okefenokee Wildlife Preserve.
Plunge the AeroPress to the top of the 4 circle and invert
Add a little over half a scoop (6 grams) of dark roast coffee into your inverted AeroPress
Add 110 mL (3 AeroPress scoops or a little less than half a cup) of near-boiling water which should fill to directly in between the 3 and the 2 marks
Gently stir for 10 seconds and cap the press with the filter to contain the heat
Add 2tbsp of creamer for richness
Add 1 tbsp of WHM Gallberry Honey
Carefully and slowly press the coffee over the creamer/honey mixture
Stir the now coffee/creamer/honey mixture to ensure the honey is mixed and combined (our pure, raw honey might not dissolve as easily as some of our watered-down competition)
Add 100 mL of frothed, warmed milk
optionally top with a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg
1tbsp of WHM Gallberry Honey
a little over 1/2 of the AeroPress scoop (6 grams) of ground dark roast coffee (use 3/4th scoop for lighter roasts)
110mL of near-boiling water (180 °F for dark roast / 205 °F for a light roast)
100 mL of frothed, warmed milk
2tbsp of creamer