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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Very Christmas-y Hazelnut Latte

It's the season to be a little more festive in the home.  We have the usual few decors at home to brighten up the place a bit and to add more Christmas spirit in the home, we decided to buy some Starbucks Christmas cups.

The Husband chose this blue coffee mug with a snowflake on the side.

Starbucks Christmas Collection

I chose this green one with a skate.

Starbucks Christmas Collection

When we bought the coffee mugs, we got a free Starbucks espresso cup.

Starbucks Christmas Collection

We bought a pack of Starbucks Christmas Blend and a bottle of Hazelnut syrup.  I've always been curious how their Christmas Blend tasted so finally I had a taste of it.

The Starbucks Christmas Blend is made from aged Sumatran beans roasted the way Starbucks does just once a year.  The spicy, cedary, deep and syrupy flavour of Sumatran beans are combined with the earthy beans from Asia/Pacific and lively coffees from Latin America. 

The lovely aroma filled our home on the first morning that we tried it.  The rich, earthy flavour filled us with warmth on a cool morning. 

Hazelnut Latte

To make the Christmas Blend coffee more special, I made a Hazelnut Latte out of it.  Two shots of espresso using the Christmas Blend, one to two tablespoons of Hazelnut syrup and hot milk and voila!  Homemade Hazelnut Latte! :)

Hazelnut Latte

I plan to buy one or two more packs of the Christmas Blend so my Husband and I will have Christmas-y mornings even on ordinary days.