Festive Coffee with a Twist

We asked Andy, our friend from Two Chimps Coffee, to come up with the perfect Christmas cup of coffee. As a Master Roaster, he took up the challenge and here is what he recommends...

Hey, Andy from Two Chimps Coffee here. As a master roaster, my responsibilities involve sourcing excellent tasting coffees and roasting them to achieve an awesome cup of coffee. Here at Two Chimps, we roast all of our speciality coffees by hand, using our senses to obtain the best roasts.

Two Chimps was started by myself and partner, Laura. We have been avid coffee fans for too many years to mention, and after further years of extensive research and training, in May 2017 Two Chimps was officially born. Our aim is to bring fresh, ethically sourced speciality coffee to households and businesses alike, in a fun and down to earth way.
As Christmas is upon us, the team at Two Chimps HQ has dreamt up this little beauty for you. A Very Festive Eggnog Latte. The beauty of this is that you can make it at home, without the need for any fancy gadgets.
Intrigued? Read on for the recipe…

A Very Festive Eggnog Latte (with a twist).
As we don’t do things by half, we are going to make the eggnog ourselves. For this, you will need:

  • 500ml milk,
  • 1 tsp almond extract,
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon,
  • 6 egg yolks,
  • 100g granulated sugar,
  • 180ml dark rum,
  • 180ml Kahlua (for your twist of coffee goodness)
  • 500ml single cream,
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg.

To make, will take approximately 30 mins – plus time to chill if needed. If you are making your eggnog latte to drink straight away, no cooling time will be required. You will be sipping away on a sweet latte before you know it!

1.Add the milk, half of the almond extract and all of the cinnamon to a pan. Bring the mixture to the boil over a low heat.
2.While this is cooking, combine the yolks and sugar in a clean, large bowl. Whisk by hand until fluffy. Once the milk mixture has boiled, add the hot liquid to the yolk mixture slowly, stirring constantly.
3.Add your now combined mixture back to a low heat and constantly stir for 3 minutes or so, or until it thickens.
4.Remove from the heat, stir in the dark rum, Kahlua, cream, the rest of the almond extract and the nutmeg.

Now for the latte.
You will need:

  • 300ml fresh eggnog
  • 30ml espresso coffee (or other strong coffee)
  • Sprinkling of nutmeg

1.If it isn’t already warm, add your eggnog to a pan and stir with a whisk over a low heat.
2.Pour your espresso into the glass of your choice.
If pouring an espresso, we recommend a ratio of one part coffee to two parts water, so 15g of ground coffee will make 30ml of espresso. We only roast single origin coffees to allow the natural flavours to speak for themselves. Our espresso roasts are slightly darker than our roasts to suit a filter coffee and tend to have notes of caramel, nuts, dark chocolate, peanut butter and dark fruits to name a few.Each coffee has its own unique taste.
If you are looking for coffee to make your eggnog latte, visit our shop now at www.twochimpscoffee.com
If you don’t have an espresso machine, a Moka pot or even a cafetiere will be fine. For a cafetiere, we would recommend making this stronger than you would normally.
3.Add the warmed eggnog, sprinkle with nutmeg to taste and enjoy!

And there we have it. A Very Festive Eggnog Latte that you can make at home.