Wednesday, July 23, 2014

((recipe)) honey + cinnamon latte

Last month, we were in Kentucky for my brother in law's wedding and I, no lie, had the best latte of my life at Heine Brothers Coffee. It was called the Beekeeper, and since we don't have those around here... you can bet your bottom dollar that I came home to make my own the day we got back. I've had one at least 6/7 days a week for the past month...even in the midst of my beloved iced coffee weather! It's that good. 

I've had some requests for the recipe and after it being a hit on our team retreat last week, I thought I'd share here. 

1 cup strong coffee or 2 shots of espresso
2-4 oz of warm milk (depends on how diluted you prefer)
cinnamon or cinnamon+sugar blend
raw honey

Pour hot coffee (or brew keurig over tablespoon of raw honey)
While honey is melting in coffee, warm milk for about 30 seconds in microwave or on stovetop.
Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and froth (you can use a milk frothed, or just use a whisk.)
Pour into coffee and spoon some of the froth on top.
Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. 

I typically use a tablespoon of the Whole Foods Mountain Forest Raw Honey or with the Madhava whipped cinnamon honey, also found at Whole Foods. I love the more distinct honey flavor with the straight up raw honey. I've gone through two containers of the Whole Foods stuff! It's SO good, especially spread on cinnamon graham crackers. Both pictured above so you know what to look for. 



  1. I LOVE honey cinnamon lattes - they are SO good!! Thanks for sharing your version! I have known them as a 'Cafe Miel' for a few years - and have seen them in various coffeeshops :)

  2. That sounds amazing!! Thanks for sharing!!
    Allison over at

  3. YUMMM. I first had this as a latte in Guatemala, made by an El Salvadoran guy who learned it from an Italian. Ha! :) It's my favorite way to make coffee at home, but I've never tried it with cinnamon & sugar, that sounds even better. And I am absolutely going to try and find that whipped cinammon honey, that sounds AMAZING.

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