Enjoy a little bit of Paris in your own home with the classic French café au lait! A perfect mixture of steamed milk, strong hot coffee and all you need to add is some flaky croissants or dark chocolate. Invite friends over for an after-brunch pick me up that will have them feeling like they just stepped off the Champs Elysées! Not only popular in France but also Germany (milchkaffee) and Spain (café con leche), even vegans can enjoy this recipe - simply swap out regular dairy milk for almond/soy alternatives. Get creative by making Café Au Lait Crème Brûlée – it has all the heavenly deliciousness without ever leaving your kitchen table!
- Strong dark roasted coffee - 4 ounces (½ cup) - Try our dark roast Sumatra Black Satin Coffee
- 4 ounces (½ cup) steamed whole milk (or oat milk for dairy free)
- Make coffee strong dark roast coffee using your method of choice
- Steam the milk with an espresso machine (stretching the milk to 20 to 25% in height), or froth the milk with a frother, French press or whisk.
- Pour the coffee in a cup.
- Add the steamed milk and serve immediately.
Sumatra Black Satin Coffee - This Sumatran coffee is as rich in flavor as it is in history. Amazingly, this coffee was once thought to be lost to the world; it took over 100 years for this prized cultivar to be rediscovered because it was hidden amongst the lush jungles of Sumatra. Since then, these ancient Arabica trees have been replanted near Lake Takengon in West Sumatra, which is now world-famous for its production of gourmet coffee.
Sumatra 'Black Satin' coffee is darkly roasted to produce a full and heavily bodied cup with mild, earthy undertones. Low in acidity and smooth, this dark roast coffee has a smoky aroma and a slight black pepper finish.