Make Starbucks at Home With Cinnamon Dolce Syrup

I have been on a Starbucks kick lately. After working all day I have been getting in the car around 8 or 9pm and driving down to the Starbucks and getting a venti cinnamon dolce latte with whip cream. Of course this has become a costly habit so I wanted to see if I could at least come close to replicating it and brewing it myself.

While I didn’t get it exactly right I did find an acceptable tasting coffee that is close to what they have at the store. If you have a better combo that this list it in the comments.

To start off with I am using my Keurig of course. Replacing my natural breakfast blend with Fair trade select. I am not sure if the coffee brew itself matters that much so you can try it with whatever k cup you have laying around. I didn’t like it when I used my breakfast blend k cups though. Needed to be a little stronger.

Before brewing I put in 2 pumps of Starbucks® Cinnamon Dolce Syrup in my cup.

After brewing I add Vanilla almond milk and top it off with whip cream. That is it.

Keurig Brewer Exit Needle Cleaning

From time to time we have had issues with our Keurig only brewing a half cup and we usually fixed it by using a paper clip in the needle on the brewer. Today we had a new issue where the machine was using a full cup of water from the tank but still only brewing a 1/4 cup of coffee.

To be honest it has been driving me crazy since I knew the machine was getting enough water and the coffee maker would brew a full cup of water when there was no k-cup in it. I was thinking maybe I got a bad bunch of k cups or something but that wasn’t the case. Our problem was the exit needle was clogged. I found a video that explains this and other steps to fix your brewer. When I popped out the brew basket and separated it I was amazed at how dirty it was. It needs to get cleaned every once in a while. I can tell you that if you have never separated your brew basket you will be amazed at the film like coating that is in there.

Coffee News For The Week

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