Hey there! Welcome to Be Your Own Barista! My name is Krista and I have a confession to make. I am a caffeine addict. I LOVE coffee in all forms! If I swung by Starbucks every time I needed my caffeine fix, I would blow my whole paycheck. And the coffee shop food! Oh, the pastries and sandwiches! I could easily end up spending a fortune.
Eventually, I began to realize that I could save a ton of money if I learned how to make my favorite drinks at home. I invested in an espresso machine and started experimenting with different recipes and practicing all the necessary techniques, like making espresso, steaming and foaming milk, and making cold brew coffee for my favorite cold coffee drinks. It took a lot of practice and trial and error, but I eventually got the knack of it. I even explored making popular tea and hot cocoa drinks and came up with some great recipes for those, too.
It wasn’t long before I had quite a collection of recipes. I found that I actually liked my own creations better than the ones I was used to from the coffee shop. And, it was great to be able to adjust the recipes according to strength, taste, and calorie count. My friends, family, and co-workers started asking me to teach them how to make their favorite drinks. I couldn’t believe the feedback I was getting. Everyone was going crazy for my recipes!
Being a writer and blogger, it was only natural for me to start sharing my recipes on the internet. And, that is how Be Your Own Barista was born! I wanted to teach people how to use the proper equipment and techniques to make their favorite drinks at home and save a ton of money. Getting to test the recipes I create myself is an added bonus!
Are you ready to Be Your Own Barista?
Start here with my favorite morning cup of coffee-The Honey Cinnamon Latte!
Request your favorite recipe on my Be Your Own Barista Facebook page!