Trending Coffee Taste Test Episode 2 | Fruit Syrup Lattes

     Coffee bars have gone through an evolution. It used to be that you would walk in and find lattes, cappuccinos, and other standard drinks. You had the option of customizing by adding in syrups like caramel, vanilla, or chocolate. As coffee continues to change, a trend for unique, cocktail-style drinks emerged. You can now order a latte or cappuccino with the addition of homemade fruit syrups. You’re not limited to one or two. You have options like blueberry, raspberry, pomegranate, and more. 

     It’s a leap for those of us who are coffee traditionalists. We at Sagebrush Coffee are embracing the coffee cocktail and want to share our experience with our customers. We decided to try an Iced Blueberry Latte with homemade syrup and share a simple recipe that you could make at home with basic ingredients. All you need is cold-brew or espresso. If you use espresso, we recommend two shots. You also need the milk of your choice, whipped cream, ice, fresh or frozen blueberries, and lemon.

     Note, that if you prefer a warm brew, you can use regular drip coffee or espresso instead of cold brew and omit the ice. It is very delicious this way as well and is perfect for colder weather. 

Blueberry Syrup:

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 Tbs lemon juice

     Combine all ingredients into a pot, bring to a boil until the consistency is syrup-like. If you don’t want fruit pieces in your syrup, strain the syrup using a metal colander.

Blueberry Latte Instructions:

  1. Pour 1 ounce of syrup into your glass.
  2. Fill your cup with ice.
  3. Add your milk of choice.
  4. Add espresso shots or 3 ounces of cold brew.
  5. Top it off with whipped cream and extra blueberries for garnish.
  6. Stir and enjoy!