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Coffee Lover’s Christmas Gift ideas?

Looking for some great Christmas gift ideas for  coffee lovers using syrup?

mmm! Coffee offer a wide range of syrups that can be added to any of our coffees or luxury hot chocolates. We actually offer about 12 different syrups, catering for all tastes ranging from French Vanilla to Salted Caramel and Toasted Marshmallow. 

Did you know that you so easily make your own syrups at home! So why not give it a go!  Here are a few recipes that work really well. 

Caramel Syrup

3 tbsp dark brown sugar
225G white granulated sugar
240mls hot water
1 1/2 tsp. of pure vanilla extract

Firstly,put the brown sugar ,this will give the syrup its caramel taste, the white sugar and water into a smallish saucepan, stir until well combined over a medium-low heat. bring to a boil, lowering the heat  to simmer. Continue to simmer for 10-15 minutes until it has reduced and then take off the heat.

Secondly add the vanilla, stir and then allow it to cool before storing in an airtight container in the fridge.

We use approx. 2 Tablespoons in each cup   Result……Delicious! 

Vanilla Syrup 

225G granulated white sugar
240mls water
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Use a smallish saucepan and bring sugar and water to boil. Lower the heat and simmer until it has reduced to syrup, approx. 5 minutes. Add vanilla extract to the syrup. Pour into airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

Gingerbread Syrup

480 mls water
340g granulated sugar
2 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Put all the ingredients in a saucepan. As before, bring it to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Simmer (uncovered) for 15 minutes and then take off the heat. Cover and allow it to cool for a while. Strain through coffee filter or fine sieve to get rid of any of the ginger and cinnamon grains (although you don’t have to do this of course if you can’t be bothered!)  Store in an airtight container in fridge.

 

Ok, so now you’ve made these lovely syrups let’s think about how you can store them and make them look lovely.

We suggest you look online for some inexpensive oil bottles, here are a few ideas we liked. 

 

 

Hope you enjoy making these as much as your friends will enjoy receiving them!  Let us know how you get on xx