Maple Cinnamon Latte Recipe – Coffee Weekend Treat

Maple Cinnamon Latte Fall coffee Recipe
Maple Cinnamon Latte Photo credits to Port and Fin

Hoorah!the weekend is here finally we can snuggle more to our bed, and create a delicious weekend coffee treat.

Autumn is the start of spice season, that is why we love it! Because we can make the yummiest treat and comforting coffee drinks this season.

Oh, we love caramels because of its lovely flavor that blends into almost anything that is why for today’s weekend coffee treat we will make something sweet, cinnamony, and a bit salty.

Let’s Start Making!

Maple Cinnamon Latte Recipe
Maple Cinnamon Latte Photo credits to Port and Fin

Maple Cinnamon Latte Recipe

This delicious coffee recipe is from Port and Fin


  • ¾ cup milk*
  • ½ cup coffee (brewed as strong as you like)
  • 1 – 11/2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon, plus more for garnish
  • Cinnamon stick, for garnish (optional)


  1. Pour milk into a medium-sized mason jar and screw on the lid. Shake for 10-15 seconds until foam starts to form at the top. Remove lid and microwave jar for about 45 seconds or until milk is hot to the touch and foamy. Keep an eye on the milk as you microwave to keep it from bubbling.
  2. Pour hot coffee into a mug and stir in the maple syrup and cinnamon. Top with milk, spooning the foam onto the top. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve with a cinnamon stick, if desired.

Enjoy this delicious weekend coffee treat coffee lovers, and have a great weekend.

What happens to your coffee when you add sugar?

coffee with sugar

Sugar is a matter that makes almost everything sweet, and it is the number one substance that we often add to the bitter coffee to make it sweeter. However, adding sugar to coffee tweaks its atomic properties that are more than just sweetness. According to a paper from the University of York’s Structural Biology Lab, sugar causes a molecular change in brewed coffee that makes coffee less bitter.

According to the premise of theoretical physical chemistry, Dr. Seishi Shimizu found that “sugar doesn’t just mask coffee’s bitterness with sweetness, but it actually changes the molecular structure of a brewed cup of coffee.” According to his lab’s paper, Food, and Function, “sugar affects the dimerization of caffeine molecules in coffee and caffeinated tea, which ultimately has an impact on how bitter the beverages are. “

Here’s a better understanding.

We all know that coffee has a natural stimulant which is called caffeine, which is also responsible for coffees bitter taste. While its known for its stimulating effect, coffee is also known as a natural pesticide for plants which deter insects and other predators from eating the plants’ fruits and leaves.

In brewed coffee, the caffeine molecules are equally distributed, so, when sugar added to an unsweetened coffee, the distribution of the caffeine molecules change. The sugar molecules react to the water by grouping together, likely trying to avoid the sugar molecules. This result in uneven distribution of caffeine to water and with adding sugar it will produce a bittersweet taste. And as we drunk our coffee, not all the caffeine hits our taste buds after they cluster together making a potion will contact the taste buds, resulting in a less bitter taste.

Thus the antioxidant properties of coffee are most likely vulnerable because sugar may counteract its molecules making its antioxidant properties less active.

That is why when you want to enjoy the boost and benefits of your coffee you better drink it black and brewed, and unsweetened.

Source Driftaway Coffee

Best Ways How You Can Add Protein To Your Coffee

How To Add Protein To Your Coffee

Coffee the gasoline of life, and what makes us human every morning. What makes it even more unique is that coffee contains antioxidant that helps prevent some diseases. Despite the antioxidant and caffeine fix, that coffee can give us you can still improve, and add protein to your everyday coffee to make it healthier.

Here are some of the best ways how to add protein to your coffee that suit to your healthy lifestyle.

Butter Coffee


There is no hearsay about adding butter to your coffee because fitness enthusiasts are also swearing about this trend and it is called the “Bulletproof Coffee.” Adding a grass-fed butter to your coffee can help coffee lovers stay full and burn fat by increasing the body’s production of ketones.

Egg coffee

Scandinavian Egg Coffee

Oh well, adding an egg to your coffee is not a new trend, in fact, egg coffee had been a long practice of Scandinavian over the years, and they called it “Scandinavian Egg Coffee.” This practice is a great way to add protein to your coffee by mixing raw egg to your brewing grounds and straining the concoctions.

Collagen Powder

Collagen powder

We see a lot of 5 in 1 coffee where it contains different food supplements that is why it’s no surprise if we can add collagen powder to our coffee. So, you can have a kick in of caffeine while a having an extra boost of collagen protein that can make your skin glowing.

Collagen is associated with beauty, and it is rich in amino acids which is good for the skin and other connective tissues.

Mushroom Coffee

mushroom latte

Mushroom latte is on trend lately, and there has been mixed opinion about this trend, but adding a dried mushroom to your coffee adds extra protein to it.
The varieties of cordyceps, chaga, and reishi which are all in the mushroom family are said to have immune-boosting, and stress-relieving properties.

Weigh protein

weigh protein and coffee

If you love to make yourself a smoothie in the morning before hitting up the gym or going for a run, you might want to add your smoothie an extra kick by combining coffee and weight protein. The combination will give you an extra boost of energy, getting the benefits of ranging from lowering cholesterol to supporting weight loss.

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Dunkin Donuts Tiny Home Powered by Coffee Grounds


Most Americans are fuel by coffee and donuts, that is why Dunkin Donuts is a well-known brand in the U.S. With the global campaign of waste management Dunkin Donuts have built their first 275-square-foot tiny home at NYC’s Madison Square Park. The home is called “Home That Runs on Dunkin’” is powered by an eco-friendly biofuel produced out of recycled old coffee grounds.

“Home That Runs on Dunkin’” is powered by an eco-friendly biofuel produced out of recycled old coffee grounds.

Dunkin Donuts tiny home is a collaboration project with the company and builder New Frontier Tiny Home. The house is a custom build trailer with wheels for easy transport. It’s unique features and design was inspired by the Dunkin Donuts dark, rich coffee and bright orange and pink logo.


Inside the house is a cozy, bright space with cladding in dark, black-stained cedar, inspired by the color of a cup of coffee. On the corners, you can see weathered steel panels add an industrial touch. Though this home is tiny it includes a masters bedroom that fits a king size bed, with a spa-like bathroom, a chef’s kitchen with high-end appliances and, an elevated dining area, with an extra-large window that brings in natural light.

The house is a custom build trailer with wheels for easy transport.

The interior designer of Dunkin Donuts Tiny Home was managed by the fabulous actress Olivia Wilde, who’s concept is fresh and modern. The entire house apprehends a warm living space just like a hot cup of coffee, with the iconic touch of Dunkin Donuts pink and orange logo. The home furnishing is made out of reclaimed materials that are multifunctional for a better space living.

Outside Dunkin Donuts Tiny Home with Interior designer Olivia Wilde

Dunkin Donuts Interior designer actress Olivia Wilde
The interior designer of Dunkin Donuts Tiny Home was managed by the fabulous actress Olivia Wilde, who’s concept is fresh and modern.

The center of attraction of Dunkin Donuts tiny home is its clean energy, which is produced out of recycled coffee grounds. Developed by Blue Marble Biomaterials, a sustainable biochemical company, the home runs on biofuel converted out of approximately 65,000 pounds of used coffee grounds. To create the biofuel, excess oils in the coffee grounds are extracted and then mixed with alcohol to undergo a chemical reaction known as transesterification. This process produces a biodiesel that burns efficiently. Once the biodiesel is washed and refined, it is ready to be used as fuel through the use of a standard biofuel generator. According to the project description, 170 pounds of recycled coffee grounds produce about one gallon of fuel.



Dunkin Donuts tiny home shows that we can reuse waste into sustainable energy that can be used for the future homes.

Source Inhabitat

Drinking two cups of coffee a day boost sperm count and prevents infertility, Study Says

man with coffee

Infertility is not just concerning women, but both men and women can be affected by fertility problems. “Infertility means not being able to get pregnant after one year of trying,” In the United States, about 9% of men and 11% of women of reproductive age have experienced infertility.

According to the National Institute of Health

  • In one-third of infertile couples, the problem is with the man.
  • In one-third of infertile couples, the problem can’t be identified or is with both the man and woman.
  • In one-third of infertile couples, the problem is with the woman.

But a new study has found that drinking a regular dose or two cups of coffee a day can boost sperm count and helps prevents infertility.

Contrary to the previous studies stating that coffee intake may cause low sperm count, the latest study recommends that men should be drinking two cups of coffee a day for an optimal amount of boost not just for the body but as well in sperm count.

The researchers have analyzed data from 500 couples trying to have a baby of the potential impact of caffeine on fertility.

two cups of coffee

Dr. Sunni Mumford, the lead author of the study from the US National Institutes of Health, said, according to The Telegraph: “We were somewhat surprised by the results through the research on male caffeine intake and its effects on fertility is pretty mixed.”

“These results highlight the importance of lifestyle factors in both male and female partners during sensitive windows of reproduction to influence fecundability, and the need for appropriate preconception guidance for couples seeking pregnancy.”

Giving her remarks on the study, Professor Sheena Lewis of Queen’s University Belfast, an expert in reproduction said, “caffeine may boost male fertility because it affects two of the body’s chemicals, adenosine triphosphate, and guanosine triphosphate.”

“Caffeine prevents these chemicals breaking down so more energy is available to cells, including sperm, so they can swim faster or longer,” she explained. “It is good news because lots of infertility is caused by sperm that are poor swimmers.”

Thus this research sounds promising for couples who are trying to have a baby especially for men to boost their sperm count, but this study needs to shed more light and conduct in-depth research before you dive in and alter your caffeine intake.

Special Fall Dessert to Pair with Coffee

brewed coffee and pastry

The season of sweater weather is finally here, and it’s the time of the year where the days get colder our coffee gets darker, and our mugs get warmer. Fall is one of the best seasons to enjoy a strong cup of coffee and a delicious dessert.

Here’s a list of Special Fall Dessert that is perfect to pair with a hot cup of coffee.

1. Americano and cheesecake

Americano is a hot brewed coffee that emphasizes good coffee bean. The boldness and bitter flavor of the Americano perfectly complement with the creaminess of cheesecake or a red velvet cupcake.

2. Cappuccino and Candy Corn Fudge

Cappuccino is one of the well-loved beverage because of its frothy milk that blends and gives a creamy texture of the coffee. The steamed milk foam in cappuccino pairs delightfully well with a rich, chocolaty pastry like a chocolate lava cake, devil’s food cake, or some candy corn fudge to opt for a real fall-season flavor.

3. Irish Coffee and Apple Pie

Who would have thought that this coffee treat can be delightfully paired with another treat? Irish coffee can be pair with a slice of classic apple pie and a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an excellent flavor combination.

4. Macchiato and Almond Brittle

Macchiato is a foamy coffee from cappuccino without the extra milk. It is a light beverage that goes best with a light, nutty dessert like fig and walnut muffins or almond brittle.

5. Espresso and Chocolate Truffles

Drinking an espresso is a full-bodied experience, and whatever dessert gets paired with the coffee beverage needs to work alongside it nicely. For a dessert that can hold its own, try a chocolate truffle or a piece of raspberry cheesecake.

6. Ristretto and Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies

Ristretto coffee is like an espresso that has a strong taste because it has only half of the amount of water. Because of its strong and bold taste this coffee works well with intense desserts like chocolate pudding or chocolate pumpkin brownies.

7. Turkish Coffee and Chocolate-Bourbon Pecan Pie

Turkish coffee is one of the oldest and unique coffee preparation that have rich and thick texture and made with freshly ground beans. Due to its strong nature, it needs a powerful dessert pairing like fudge cookies or chocolate-bourbon pecan pie.

There you have it coffee lovers! Enjoy this season with amazing desserts that perfectly paired with your favorite fall coffee.

Caramel Chocolate Hazelnut Latte Recipe – Weekend Coffee Treat

Caramel chocolate hazelnut latte recipe

Autumn is one of our favorite seasons because of the crisp air, the change in wardrobe and of course the wonderful fall coffee selection that the season has to offer.

So, for this weekend coffee treat, we will make a drink with a lot of flavors and add some sweetness without making things too sweet.

Caramel chocolate hazelnut latte recipe

Recipe by Life through preppy glasses


Nutty Reverso Coffee:

This recipe uses the new Intenso coffee pods- if you are a Nespresso owner, I highly recommend this new blend!

  • 1 capsule Intenso blend
  • 1/8 tsp. Almond extract
  • 1 tbs. Chesnut syrup
  • 1 tbs. Hazelnut syrup
  • 3 oz. Half-and-half

Pour syrups, extract, and half-and-half into a glass, brew Intenso coffee onto the mixture, and enjoy!

Caramel chocolate hazelnut latte

Caramel and Chocolate Latte:

  • 1 capsule Caramelizio blend
  • 2oz milk
  • 1 tsp. sweet ground chocolate and cocoa
  • 1 tbs. chocolate syrup

Combine milk and chocolate with heat in a small saucepan, or combine ingredients in a milk frother. Add syrup and sugar into the cup, pouring heating milk into the cup. Brew Caramelizio blend into a cup, stir and enjoy!

Grab a sweater, cozy up with a good book, and enjoy!

Which has more benefits roasted coffee or green coffee?

Roasted coffee beans vs. Green coffee beans
When it comes to coffee health benefits, especially on its weight loss property, roasted coffee beans don't have effects on the weight loss program, but the green coffee beans have the beneficial properties for losing weight.

Most of the time when we say coffee beans, we only know its three types the light roast, medium roast, and dark roast coffee beans.

These three varieties are the common coffee beans used in coffee shops and brewed at home. However, when it comes to coffee health benefits, especially on its weight loss property, roasted coffee beans don’t have effects on the weight loss program, but the green coffee beans have the beneficial properties for losing weight.

Which has more benefits roasted coffee or green coffee?

Well, that depends on what you are looking for because of each coffee beans has its unique health properties that are beneficial for our body.

Roasted coffee beans are the best source of caffeine when compared to green coffee, whereas green coffee is a better source of chlorogenic acid.

“Caffeine is considered a powerful stimulant as it is used to improve physical strength and endurance. It is classified as a nootropic; a term used for a supplement which helps in improving cognitive functions, particularly executive functions, memory, creativity, or motivation, in healthy individuals and is a CNS (Central Nervous System) stimulator.

Chlorogenic acid is found in most of the plants. It shares cognition aspect similar to bioflavonoids. Bioflavonoids are a class of nutrients informally known as “vitamin P,” having a similar structure and some similar effects as that of caffeine.” – FITMAG

So, when you are looking for something to kick-start your day you might need a roasted coffee bean for concentration, strength, and if you are looking for weight loss, green coffee beans is one of the major natural remedies you can try.

Which has more benefits?

Green coffee beans are unroasted beans and, these coffee beans are also the ones being roasted to enhance its taste for commercial purpose, and during the roasting, the vital weight loss compound “Chlorogenic Acid” gets destroyed in the process. The finished product after roasting gives aroma and taste which brings the pleasant smell and gastric feeling after brewing, but some of the health benefits of the coffee will withdraw after the roasting.

Caffeine content on roasted beans are very high as each serving of coffee made out of roasted beans may contain 100mg of caffeine, that is why health experts suggest drinking your coffee in moderation about two to three cups of coffee per day. Existing to recommended serving may cause health problem such as palpitations or having a hard time to sleep. The green coffee on other hand contains just 20mg of caffeine, lower than the roasted coffee beans. You can have five servings of green coffee to get the same caffeine content in regular coffee. So, it’s safe to say that you can consume three to five cups of green coffee if you are up to losing weight.

In conclusion, green bean coffee has way more advantages than the roasted beans, but always remember the health benefits of coffee will depend on what your body needs, and it’s all about getting the most amount of nutrition from what we eat and drink.

Most Beautiful Starbucks Coffee Shops Around the World

Starbucks Ketchum, Idaho

Starbucks is not just about their famous mermaid logo, their frappuccino or the unstoppable growing numbers of their stores worldwide, but beneath of those what we know already about the big coffee chain they also have unique coffee shops hidden in some cities that will surely make you in awe ones you see it.

Here’s the list of the Most Beautiful Starbucks Coffee Shops around the world.

Starbucks Willemstad, Curaçao

Starbucks Willemstad, Curaçao
Starbucks Willemstad, Curaçao. You can enjoy a 360-degree view of the beach and plenty of palm trees. | Photo via TripAdvisor

Nothing beats a beach view while enjoying a cup of Joe. Starbucks in Curacao is different from the high street vibe. The place gives a refreshing view of the ocean where you can scan in 360 views the beautiful beach and palm trees of Willemstad, Curaçao.

Starbucks Downtown Disney, California

Starbucks Downtown Disney, California

You can feel peace and serenity inside the Starbucks in Downtown Disney with its grand exterior centered around an old-growth tree. With its nature vibe over 1,000 native plant species shape into a coffee cup will sure to make you feel in awe and relax while enjoying your coffee.

Starbucks Bebek Istanbul, Turkey

Starbucks Bebek Istanbul Turkey

Another Starbucks destination that you wouldn’t mind ordering more coffee and keep you sit for long hours to enjoy the beautiful scenic view of the sea ferries from the European side of the city.

Starbucks Tagaytay, Philippines

Starbucks Tagaytay Philippines
Located along the Tagaytay- Nasugbu road is what netizens call “the most beautiful Starbucks in the Philippines”

Starbucks in Tagaytay is one of the unique tourist destinations in the Philippines. Located along the Tagaytay- Nasugbu road is what netizens call “the most beautiful Starbucks”. It is complemented with a Mediterranean interior of wood displays, brick walls, and patterned windows. It is one of the best weekend family getaways to enjoy your favorite Starbucks coffee and the perfect spot to experience the majestic view of the Taal Lake and the Taal Volcano.

Ketchum, Idaho

Starbucks Ketchum, Idaho

This Starbucks in Idaho has a separate meeting room that was formerly a bank vault. The outside is cool AF and the inside features historic photos throughout.

Starbucks Tukwila, Wash

Starbucks Tukwila, Wash
Starbucks eco-friendly drive-thru store. | Starbucks Newsroom

Starbucks Tukwila, Wash is one of the first Starbucks eco-friendly coffee shops, and it’s not just eco-friendly but also has edgy vibes because it was created of four shipping containers, and how cool is that!

“Starbucks represents something beyond a cup of coffee.” Howard Schultz

Tequila Infused Coffee for National Coffee Day – Weekend Coffee Treat

Weekend Tequila Infused Coffee recipe

Hello coffee lovers. Happy National Coffee Day. Well, we know every one of you is busy lining up to your favorite coffee shop to get your free coffee or grab a big discount.

Though it is the National Coffee Day where you can get free coffee, we like to take a spin for our coffee weekend treat and make something special to perk and booze you up with you and your friends while enjoying the day.

Open That Tequila Bottle and Let’s Make Tequila Infused Coffee!

Weekend Tequila Infused Coffee

This recipe is courtesy of Dan Jones’ new book Tequila: Shake, Muddle, and Stir.


  • 1 split vanilla pod (bean)
  • 20 oz. blanco tequila
  • 3 1/2 oz. freshly ground coffee
  • 3 1/2 oz. demerara simple syrup
  • Demerara Simple Syrup
  • 7 oz. water
  • 3 1/2 oz. demerara, cane, or granulated (raw) sugar
  • 1 tbsp. golden syrup or corn syrup (optional)


  1. Add a vanilla pod to your tequila and leave to infuse for 24–72 hours (check daily, as you want a gentle vanilla taste; if you leave it too long, it becomes too floral).
  2. When your vanilla infusion is ready, remove the vanilla pod, then add the ground coffee and give it a good shake. Place the tequila in the freezer for at least 72 hours.
  3. Strain through a coffee filter, then add a little of the simple syrup, to taste. Shake well.

Demerara Simple Syrup

  1. Boil the water in the saucepan and gently add the sugar. Turn down the heat and stir constantly with a wooden spoon for 3–5 minutes until all the sugar is dissolved, and the syrup is clear.
  2. Turn off the heat and leave to cool. While still runny, pour into a sterilized mason jar or pour through a funnel into a sterilized glass bottle with stopper. Adding a spoonful of golden syrup to the cooled mixture will help keep it smooth. Store in the fridge for up to six weeks.

Enjoy this boozy caffeinated drink for a Saturday night or weekend after party this National Coffee Day.