At BLK & Bold, we are passionate about how people enjoy their coffee experience at home, which is why we started the At-Home Barista Challenge. Not only did we want to emphasize the enjoyment of a daily routine and what could be a self care ritual, we also wanted to encourage our coffee community to explore new ideas and recipes. Whether you prefer a classic drip or a latte with all the fixings, your coffee experience at home is a time to insert joy into your day. This was a way for people to share their favorite coffee recipes as we continue to grow our community!
After sorting through the delicious submissions we are excited to recognize our FIRST At-Home Barista Challenge winner: Kay. (@kay.shanelle)!
Here's a little about our winner Kay and of course, the winning recipe!
Q: How do you come up with the winning recipe and what’s the tea on making the perfect coffee ice cubes?
A: Don’t over complicate things! Pick a delicious brew, choose a flavor profile, make it pretty!
The perfect coffee ice cubes require unique ice trays and an unsweetened cold brew. I think unsweetened cubes freeze better and prevent separation.
Q: What is your favorite BLK & Bold coffee? What do you like about the profile?
A: My favorite BLK & Bold coffee has to be the Brighter Days Light Roast blend. I love light roast coffee for the morning perk! Brighter Days has great notes of toffee and fruit. I love drinking this blend before work or on weekends before running errands.
Q: What is the best type of coffee drink to make at home? Got any tips?
A: I think it’s easiest to make cold coffee drinks look pretty but to be honest my go to is a warm caramel macchiato with oat milk! My tip is to always use high quality coffee and to not make it too sweet. Sweeteners can overpower the taste of the coffee.
Q: When did your love of coffee start?
A: My love of coffee started when I was in high school. My dad has always taken his coffee seriously and my love grew from his!
Here’s the recipe to her delicious recipe: Kay’s BOLD Iced Dark Chocolate Mocha
Ingredients and Directions:
- Swirl Torani Dark Chocolate Puremade Sauce around a glass.
- Fill a glass with frozen coffee cubes.
- Brew a double shot of BLK & Bold Brighter Days.
- Sweeten coffee to your liking.
- In a separate glass, combine Unsweetened Oat Milk with (1) tbsp of Torani Dark Chocolate Puremade sauce.
- Add dark chocolate oat milk mixture to coffee.
- Top Coffee with additional frothed oatmilk if desired.