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Daily Routine: Café au Lait Trick

Hannah Hart Beat

Hola Hart Beat. It’s definitely Thursday and it’s definitely rainy so that means we have to talk about coffee. Last year around this time I tried to give up coffee cold turkey. It didn’t work and since then I have been happily back on the caffeine train. My typical order oscillate between a regular latte and a café au lait (two thirds coffee with steamed milk poured over the top). To be honest, I can’t really tell a huge difference and (at least in New York) the price difference is huge. A café au lait usually costs $2.50/$3 and a latte can range from $4.50 to a crazy $9. The other reason I love a good café au lait is it’s the closest thing I’ve found to the Spanish Café con Leche. ☕☕☕

Suffice it to say I drink mainly café au laits but one thing I have been doing to add a little extra umff has been sprinkling a little cinnamon on top of the coffee. GAME CHANGER.

This started when my mom and I were in Costa Rica and I haven’t been able to stop. The cinnamon adds just a whiff of flavor that sometimes you just need in your coffee. Plus, it looks super pretty. The picture above was from this mornings coffee stop at The Little Cupcake Bakeshop in Bay Ridge.

What about you, Hart Beat? Have any tricks for your daily coffee grind?

In case you missed it, this is part of a series called Daily Routine on Hart Beat. For the first installment check out my daily packing routine post. More to come soon!