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Homemade Cafe Miel


By Nancy Smorch

Miel is French for honey.  And Cafe Miel is my new favorite drink. 

I was introduced to it at UnCommon Grounds in Saugatuck, Michigan and then again at MadCap Coffee in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  It’s a perfect blend of espresso, creaminess, sweetness, and a little bit of spice.  The challenge is that here in Ocala, none of the limited coffee shops here make it.  So, I decided to try to make it on my own, and here’s what I came up with:

In the bottom of my cup, I place a couple of teaspoons of raw organic honey (adjust the amount depending on how sweet you like it). 

Then I sprinkle some cinnamon (a couple of shakes) along with some grated chocolate into the bottom of the cup (I added the chocolate, which is not in the original recipe), and pour in 2 shots of espresso. 

Then I mix everything together, pour in the some steamed organic milk, and drizzle some honey on top along with another couple of shakes of cinnamon and some grated chocolate.