I love my coffee. It’s pretty much an addiction for me – I start my day with one and end it with one too – and usually a few more in between those two. I usually drink my coffee black but every now and then I like to treat myself to a specialty coffee from a coffeehouse. There is just something about the frothy sweetness of a specialty coffee to make me feel like I am really indulging and enjoying life. Honestly, it feels a thousand times better than sitting down with a piece of chocolate cake.
Thanks to the Van Houtte® Specialty Collection, and my Keurig 2.0, I am able to enjoy some of my coffee house favourites, such as cappuccino’s, moccaccino’s, caramel macchiato’s and vanilla lattes, right from the comfort of home.
The Van Houtte® Specialty Collection is available in boxes of 6 or 12 and each beverage makes use of a packet along with a K-Cup® pod.
The instructions are simple enough:
- Empty packet into your favourite 10 oz (296 ml) mug.
- 2Brew your K-Cup® pod using the 8 oz (236 ml) format on your Keurig® K-cup® brewer.
I did find that I preferred to use the 10 oz format rather than the 8. I also noticed that I achieved a smoother consistency and better froth if I stirred vigorously while it was brewing rather than after. When I stirred after, especially if I left it for a few minutes first then the powder from the packet wouldn’t dissolve as nicely. Of course, I would start by just following the recommended instructions and go from there as your experience may be different from mine.
The result of each flavour though is a delicious hot beverage that tastes like it came straight from a coffee house. I think my favourite flavour is the Vanilla Latte, although I seriously am enjoying all four flavours. I just can’t get enough of the creamy, perfectly sweetened specialty coffees from Van Houtte® Specialty Collection.
Vanilla Latte – Prepared with rich coffee, Vanilla latte unveils the sweet flavours of vanilla bean with a silky froth finale.
Mocaccino – Chocolate and coffee marry perfectly, uniting the round flavours of fresh coffee, slightly sweet cocoa notes, and a luscious swirl of froth.
Caramel Macchiato – Decadent Caramel Macchiato blends a fresh coffee flavour with the irresistible taste of sweet, buttery caramel with a touch of froth.
Cappuccino – Prepared with rich coffee and the perfect quantity of froth, this Cappuccino is subtly sweet and deliciously creamy.
I love how easy and convenient the Van Houtte® Specialty Collection is, and that I can enjoy a specialty coffee any time of day or night without ever having to leave my house.
Which Van Houtte® Specialty Collection flavour are you most interested in trying?
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!