In the early ‘80s, coffee flavor choices were minimal and less-than-desirable to consumers. There was amaretto, Irish cream, brandy, vanilla and chocolate flavored coffees sold in small quantities to local specialty roasters. The aroma to these early flavored coffees was slightly “medicinal.” The taste of flavored coffees was not all that enjoyable.
These drinks won’t be featured on the menu boards inside the cafes, so you’ll have to know what to ask for whenJack Frost starts nipping at our noses, nothing gets us roasty-toasty from the inside out like a festive coffee drink. If your barista isn't familiar with the ingredients make sure you know what goes into these festive drinks.
Christmas Cookie Frappuccino
Add two pumps of peppermint syrup and one pump toffee nut syrup to a regular vanilla frappuccino before topping with caramel drizzle and raw sugar.
Candy Cane Frappuccino
Order a vanilla frap and add two pumps of peppermint syrup as well as extra cream and a caramel drizzle.
Choose your fave frap and ask the barista to throw a biscotti in the blender to boot.
Apple Pie Frappuccino
Ask your barista to fill half your cup with milk and the other half with apple juice, before adding two pumps of cinnamon AND two pumps of caramel syrups. Just ice and blend.
Cinnamon Crunch Frappuccino
Take a while mocha and add one pump of cinnamon syrup and one pump of hazelnut syrup, and top with lashings of cinnamon powder.
S'mores Hot Chocolate
Take a chocolate frap or a hot chocolate and add one pump of cinnamon syrup and one pump of toffee nut syrup to your drink. Blend together and top with as much cream, chocolate sauce, biscuit bits and marshmallows as humanly possible.
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Its Christmas time again and Starbucks has offended a whole bunch of Christians because their red cups this holiday season feature a minimalist design instead of snowflakes and other wintery symbols.
The so-called “War on Christmas” has prompted some Christians to take matters into their own hands by purchasing coffees and telling the barista their name is “Merry Christmas” so it appears on their order. Spurred on by evangelical Christian Joshua Feuerstein, people have been uploading images of their coffee orders to social media.