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Brown Sugar Coffee Late

A brown sugar latte is filled with rich caramel flavors. It’s easy to make with a complex flavor and a big caffeine hit, making it ideal for an afternoon pick-me-up or a morning kick-start.
Published November 26, 2021
Chandra Melo
Coffee experts@The Coffee Lab












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Decorating a Brown Sugar Caramel Latte

You can leave your latte as it is, or you can decorate it. Because these cafe latte ingredients give you a rich, deep flavor, drizzling caramel latte on the top of the foam can be a great addition.

Frothing Milk without a Steamer

If you don’t have an espresso machine and instead use a French press or similar, or brew a very strong instant coffee, you might wonder how to create foamed milk.

A standalone frother is just as good if you have one. Just make sure you use cold milk if your frother heats as it froths, or warm if it doesn’t (warm your milk carefully on the hob, not letting it boil or catch).

Another option is using your French Press. Clean the press, and gently heat the milk on the stove, taking care not to let it boil.

When the milk is ready pour into the French Press, not filling more than two-thirds, and depress the plunger. Pump the plunger like this until your milk is nice and frothy.

Do You Have to Put Sugar in Latte?

Putting brown sugar in coffee is great, but you don’t have to use sugar at all. If you prefer an unsweetened drink, you can reduce the sugar, or skip it entirely making your latte with just espresso and warm, foamed milk.

Does Brown Sugar Taste Good in Coffee?

Many people prefer the taste of brown sugar in their coffees and will add a sachet of brown sugar to their unsweetened coffee house favorites.

Brown sugar has a deeper, richer flavor than white sugar. It’s more complex, with notes of caramel, as opposed to white sugar which is simply sweet. Brown sugar is also slightly healthier because it retains more of its nutrients.

Coffee with Frothed Milk Recipes

If you like coffee with foamed or frothed milk, there are plenty of recipes that you can try including cappuccinos, macchiatos, and lattes with all of your favorite syrups to make things like mochas, white chocolate mochas, vanilla lattes, and caramel lattes. Nowadays there is a huge range of syrups available, so you never have to get bored.

Another option is experimenting with adding a little spice to your latte. Follow this recipe but try adding a pinch of cinnamon, ginger, or nutmeg. You could even add pumpkin spice mix or try a combination of different flavors for more unique drinks. 




About the author

Chandra Melo

Marketing as job, barista as passion. An authentic coffee lover, looking for the next fantastic cup of coffee that I will fall in love with. Coffee, for me, is more than a beverage. It's about community and connection - how can all the world consume the same fruit? And differently? How can we have so many different tastes? I also don't know. And because of this, I feel in love each day more for this world. Happy to share and make a change in the coffee community.


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