A matcha espresso latte is easy to make at home. Blending milk with matcha green tea and espresso, it's kind of like a cappuccino, only better!
One large matcha latte with a double shot of espresso, please.
Matcha Espresso Drink
Coffee green tea seems like an odd combination at first. Have you heard of this matcha drink? I never did until I went to the grand opening of a new farm market, Cecil Creek Farm, where I met a fascinating fellow beverage producer.
While I introduced MaryAnna’s bottled iced tea to local shoppers, a fellow vendor, Jacob, introduced his Origin Almond milk. We were among a dozen other small food vendors, all with a passion for healthy and natural foods. I love meeting and sharing with small food producers.
It was here that I got my first taste of matcha coffee made with almond milk. "How unusually delicious," I thought. It's quite similar to Starbucks' Matcha Espresso Infusion.
Jacob was not selling an ordinary beverage. And like all of us, he finds joy in handcrafting foods from simple, pure ingredients and sharing them with others. He freshly handcrafts each batch of Origin Almond Milk. It is not like any almond milk I’ve found in supermarkets.
I wanted to know how I could make this tasty espresso green tea at home. Jacob shared his recipe with me. I guarantee this is the best green tea latte you've ever had!
Benefits of Farm to Table
We’re in a new world of food now. Small local producers are getting noticed and supported. More consumers are becoming aware of how big food and beverage are taking big shortcuts, trading in our health for profits.
By providing and purchasing natural foods (aka real food) and rejecting artificially mass-produced foods, we ignite the light of hope. We can return to foods of earthly origin and heal our bodies. It is not impossible.
The evidence is overwhelming at this point. You eat more plants, you eat less other stuff, you live longer."Mark Bittman, Food Matters
Cecil Creek Farm is a Local Market Farm and a CSA, short for Community Supported Agriculture. A CSA is basically a farm share. A farmer offers a certain number of “shares” to the public. Consumers can buy local, seasonal produce directly from a farmer in their community.
Espresso Matcha Green Tea Latte
This recipe is an adaptation from Jacobs. It pairs milk with matcha green tea and espresso. Mixing espresso with green tea and milk seems like an unusual pairing at first, but it's a popular beverage choice in many parts of urban Asia. And delicious besides!
The smooth creaminess of Japanese Matcha Green Tea blends well with the dark roast of the espresso. You can replace dairy milk with pure almond milk for an added layer of depth and flavor in a variation.
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When buying matcha, be sure to buy Japanese matcha from a reputable source. For the best flavor combination, use one shot of matcha to two shots of espresso. A shot equals one ounce.
It's effortless to prepare for a fast, three-step process. If you use almond milk, all the ingredients are naturally 100% Vegan, dairy, soy, and gluten-free but delicious and rich enough to convert any dairy milk drinker. You can also make this with dairy milk.
- Brew espresso
- Whisk matcha
- Warm and froth milk
And there you have it - an espresso green tea latte!
No Espresso Machine? No Problem!
The only catch is making the espresso and frothing the milk at home. Most American kitchens don't have espresso or cappuccino machines readily available. Not to worry.
There are two easy fixes for that:
1. My favorite espresso maker is the Bialetti Stainless Steel stovetop espresso maker. I use stainless steel instead of the aluminum version because I have an induction cooktop. Every Italian kitchen has a stovetop espresso maker, much like every American kitchen has an automatic drip coffee maker. And they are just as easy to use.
2. To froth the milk for the cappuccino-style beverage, you need a simple milk frother like the Aerolatte one I use here.
Matcha Espresso Recipe
Matcha Espresso Recipe
- Brew espresso and set aside.
- In a cup, whisk together sifted matcha with warm water (do not use hot water).
- Heat milk in a saucepan until warm. Froth milk until foamy and doubled in volume.
- Pour matcha tea into an 8-ounce cup.
- Pour frothed milk over matcha and add espresso.
- Add sugar (optional) and stir to dissolve.
- Serve and enjoy.
No Espresso Machine? No Problem!The only catch is making the espresso and frothing the milk at home. Most American kitchens don't have espresso or cappuccino machines readily available. Not to worry. There are two easy fixes for that:
- My favorite espresso maker is Bialetti Stainless Steel stovetop espresso coffee maker. I use the stainless steel instead of the aluminum version because I have an induction cooktop. Every Italian kitchen has a stovetop espresso maker much like every American kitchen has an automatic drip coffee maker.
- To froth the milk for the cappuccino style beverage you just need a simple milk frother.
Matcha Green Tea Benefits
Matcha Green Tea – A renowned super-food that's well known to promote healthy living and aging—e.g., vitality, concentration, metabolism, skin rejuvenation. More than 10x the antioxidants of regular brewed green tea as its’ powdered form contains the entire green tea leaf.
Raw and Unpasteurized Almonds – A natural source of Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, and Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), which helps the body feed oxygen to the heart, lungs, and brain.
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