This blog post was sponsored by Starbucks but the opinions are completely my own based on my experience! #StarbucksAtHome #SavorEverySip
Oh fall, how I have missed you, like I’ve missed this Pumpkin Spice Horchata Latte.
Fall is an elusive season when you live in Phoenix, and San Antonio. But here in Owatonna? I relish having the windows open 24/7, and waking up needing to wrap myself further into thick quilts and comforters. It’s amazing.
We still have some hot days up here, usually accompanied by large thunderstorms, which always gets my blood going. If you didn’t know it already, I am kind of a weather FREAK. Love it so much.
So on those hot days, those Indian Summer days, I tend to throw some ice in that latte, to save my sanity, of course.
You know I am savoring every sip of fall with Starbucks Fall Blend and Pumpkin Spice Caffe Latte K-Cup® pods! These flavors are my jam, or should I say, my coffee? Har har har.
Did you know? There is so much more to coffee than just brewing it and drinking it. In fact, there are three steps to tasting your coffee: smell, slurp, and savor. Want to up your tasting game? Then check out these master tips…
Steps to Develop your Tasting Skills
SMELL|| Always smell your coffee before tasting it. Your mouth distinguishes only four tastes: salty, sweet, bitter and sour, but your nose can detect thousands of aromas.
SLURP|| When tasting a coffee, it’s important to slurp it. This sprays the coffee across your palate and lets the subtle flavors reach all the different tasting zones of your mouth.
LOCATE|| Consider the coffee’s weight and feel in your mouth. Where are you experiencing the flavors? On your tongue?
DESCRIBE|| Think about how you would describe your coffee tasting experience. Which words would you use to characterize the aroma, flavor and how the coffee feels in your mouth? What other food flavors or aromas can you compare to the coffee?
So much to think about! Thankfully Starbucks has some fine coffee to enjoy at home, eh?
I love that I can have such a fragrant and tasty Pumpkin Spice Horchata Latte at home. Have you ever made your own horchata before??? It’s kind of awesome.
It’s more than just rice in water. For a truly authentic experience, you have to use almonds as well, and you have to let everything soak overnight. It sounds complicated, but really, it’s super easy. It just takes awhile to soak.
I love using horchata in my lattes instead of traditional milk because there is so much delicious flavor to be had. I hope you give it a try too. Your coffee will thank you.
Savor those fall flavors and 75 Stars when you purchase three qualifying Starbucks products at Walmart! Holla! That’s amazing! Want to find out how? Check it out HERE! Take the quiz to grab your personalized flavor recommendations as well. Love it.
Are you ready to Pumpkin Spice Horchata Latte with me? Latte Love It!