About six months ago Erin and I got an espresso machine, and our house has never been the same. I keep joking that I’ve become a decent barista. If you look at my counter you might agree, I have syrups in the following flavors:
- White Chocolate
- Cinnamon Dolce (delicious with white chocolate)
- Orange (delicious with chocolate, like a chocolate orange)
- Almond (also called Oregot, did you know that)
- Egg Nog
- Cookie Dough
- Gingerbread (almost out of that, and it’s Rachel’s favorite)
I have pumps for them and everything. Quick tip, one pump from a spout is 1/4 of a shot (or 1/2 an ounce). So when you’re at Starbucks and they say 5 shots, you’re getting 2 1/2 ounces of sugar there.
It turns out that people who drink coffee right before a workout actually have less pain during a workout, this study mentioned bicycling, and are able to exercise longer. In this study a pill equaling 3 cups of caffeine was given to a group of people, and that group had a much better workout. This worked even for people who were heavy coffee drinkers.
So, my venti (20 oz) lattes each day are actually good for me! If only I worked out after drinking one, though I consider wrangling kids and getting them to school counts.
Want to come over for an Iced Mocha or a White Chocolate Cinnamon Dolce Latte? We can walk to Starbucks afterward.