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"Hey, Brown Sugar Lavender Syrup- GET IN MY COFFEE!!"

RecipesSteph Sheraton
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Ah, springtime.

Yes, it snowed here in Seattle this week but we can't help but look forward to sunshine, Sunday morning runs to the Ballard Farmer's Market & dinners on the patio overlooking the sunset. But until then, this brown sugar lavender syrup in our coffee is EVERYTHING. And it's crazy easy.  

Here's what you'll need:

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of cooking lavender
  • sauce pan
  • mason jar for storage
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract for added flavor
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Step 1: Add water, sugar & lavender to the sauce pan.

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Step 2: Turn stove on medium-high heat. Stir occasionally until mixture comes to a boil.  

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Step 3: Turn down heat & allow to simmer for 2 minutes. (tick-tock, tick-tock)  This is when to add the vanilla extract if you're wanting a sweeter syrup flavor!!

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Step 4: Strain lavender with a paper towel or spoon.  Let cool. 

Step 5: Enjoy a tablespoon (or 2) in your java & pretend it's spring:). Store in a mason jar (or tight sealing container) in the fridge. If sealed properly, it'll be good for up to a month!

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Looking for some at-home coffee suggestions??

I'm a self-declared coffee snob. Having worked espresso before, I can spot a good cup'a joe & a fraud from a mile away.

We gave up on expensive espresso machines (they were so... well... expensive. And the espresso always started to have a weird "espresso machine" taste instead of just the flavor of the bean shining through) & fell in love w/ aero press for pulling our own shots. We pull 2 shots of espresso, add a tablespoon of our Brown Sugar Lavender syrup, a splash of cream, & pour over ice. DI-VINE.

Roasters we currently love?

  • Stumptown - "Hairbender" roast... b/c it's SO YUM & comes in our Smith Brothers Farm milk delivery.
  • Bird Rock Espresso - a random find on a trip to SoCal in La Jolla. The won micro brewer of the year!

Bottoms up! Happy weekend!!