El Estoque

Self-made Starbucks: Four different coffee beverages

Ananya Bhat

It’s the start of autumn, and that means sweaters, chilly winds and a fresh cup of your favorite Starbucks latte. But why go to Starbucks every day for an overpriced drink when you can just make yourself a cup at home? Check out the recipes below to learn how to make your favorite coffee drinks like lattes, macchiatos and more.

Latte

lattee

Illustration by Ananya Bhat.

Ingredients

  • Espresso or strongly brewed coffee
  • 2% or nonfat milk
  • cocoa powder to garnish

1.
Brew espresso however you like it

2.

Froth the Milk: To make the milk foam, either use a milk frother or fill a jar with a screw-on lid halfway on.
Shake until the foam forms (approximately 30 seconds) and then microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute, and there you go, warmed milk and foam in one shot

3.

Add warm milk into espresso to taste

4.

Add foam and top with cocoa powder if desired

Mocha

monchafinal

Illustration by Priya Reddy.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz. brewed espresso
  • 2 Tbsp. chocolate syrup
  • Sugar
  • ¾ cup steamed milk

1.

Brew espresso 

2.

Add espresso

3.

Add chocolate syrup*
If you don’t have chocolate syrup, you can make some by mixing together milk and cocoa
powder until it reaches your desired consistency, then add in sugar to taste

4.

Add steamed milk*
*Steamed milk is milk heated to around 150-160º F, you can achieve this on a stovetop with a thermometer or, if you have the equipment, with the steam wand on an espresso maker

5.

Stir and enjoy

6.

Play around with the ratios to suit your taste!

 

Macchiato

macchiatoo

Illustration By Ananya Bhat.

Ingredients

  • 1-2 shots of espresso
  • A spoonful of foamed milk

1.

Brew espresso and pour into cup

2.

Place a dollop of foamed milk on top (or really however much you like)

Americano

americanofinal

Illustration by Priya Reddy.

Ingredients

  • 1-2 shots of espresso
  • Hot water

1.

Brew espresso 

2.

Pour hot water into mug

3.

Pour espresso into mug*

*Different countries and shops have different times when they add the water and different ratios of water to espresso (though one to one is often used) so play around to find your liking!