I have grown to love drinking coffee. Earlier this year, a family in Wichita Falls sent me a box of flavored coffees with different ways of fixing and mixing flavors with flavored creamers. I bought an espresso machine and have been testing out different recipes.
Wikipedia says this, “When using the term in English jargon, “barista” refers to one who has acquired some level of expertise in the preparation of espresso-based coffee drinks.” Well, I cannot say I have become a “barista” however I am learning.
There is a great coffee shop in Kyiv called, Gloria Jeans. Actually, there is one in Almaty and Budapest also. On my recent trip, I asked one of the baristas at GJ how to make Caramelatte. It is an incredibly tasty drink. They didn’t have any caramel syrup for sale, so I found some in one of the grocery stores and packed it away in the suitcase.
I am preaching tonight in the church I attend. I know that it is Tuesday, but it is also Transfiguration day in the Baptist Church in the fSU. I am practicing at home and decided to fix me a cup of Caramelatte. So I am in the kitchen using some wonderful coffee from the US called Caramel Truffle. I wanted to see how it would taste with the caramel sauce I found.
All I can say is WOW! It is so tasty. While it is not a good as GJ, i am proud of what turned out on my first try!
I may try to get Starbucks in Wichita Falls to teach me some other drinks while I am home on vacation in November. Maybe I can become a barista after all 🙂