Savory Spice


April's specials are in, and they are a perfect fit for Spring. SB created the new Cardamom Rose Latte to fit right in next to the Honey Lavender Latte. That's right. The Honey Lavender Latte isn't going anywhere. We're keeping it on for April. 

The new drink is a another house made syrup made of only natural ingredients, like all the others. We source our cardamom pods from Native Roots Market in Deep Deuce and our rose buds from Savory Spice on Western. These are steeped like a tea in a simple syrup until the syrup takes on the flavors and aromatics of the other ingredients, then the insoluble bits are filtered out.

We're adding this syrup to espresso and milk to make our Cardamom Rose Latte, either hot or cold. 

If you want to mix up your Honey Lavender options, try it iced or in a hot chocolate. They are both delicious options. 

Can't wait to have you by to try out our newest concoction!

Honey Lavender Lattes are back! by Steve Willingham

Another returning favorite!

We brought the blood orange latte back in January, and it was a hit! Unfortunately, the warmer weather has made it difficult to find delicious fresh blood oranges, so we've had to say goodbye. 

Don't mourn the blood orange latte just yet. We've got another returning favorite. We started the honey lavender latte last March as our introduction to spring, and for that, it is perfect. We take local honey and blend it with lavender buds sourced by our friends at Savory Spice to make a syrup. Mix that up with some espresso and milk and you have a delicious honey lavender latte.

We're also going to feature another tea from Urban Teahouse this month. Rooibos Zanzibar is a blend of rooibos leaves and spices from Zanzibar, Tanzania. It's a nice caffeine-free option for your afternoons.

Swing by and try these out this month. See you soon!

Spiced Vanilla Latte by Steve Willingham

We're excited to announce our April special, the Spiced Vanilla Latte.

Once again, we've paired up with Savory Spice over on Western Avenue to get just the right ingredients to stand with our coffee. With their expertise in spices and ours in coffee, we've taken a shot at making a new syrup using a little sugar, some madagascar vanilla beans, cinnamon, allspice, mace, and cardamom that enhances and balances with our espresso. It's sweet but shines through a latte with just the right spice to it.  

But that's not all it's good for. It's a perfect addition to cold brew coffee! Just in time with the way the weather's been warming up.

It's been really fun having the Honey Lavender Latte on bar, and we've gotten tons of really great feedback about it. In fact, we're terrified of the riots that would result if we remove it from the menu too soon, so we're going to keep it around until the end of April. Come try it out hot or iced!

Honey Lavender Latte by Paul Zimmerman

For the rest of March, we'll be serving a new Spring specialty drink on bar at the shop. We wanted to come up with a recipe that tasted fresh and sweet while paying homage to Spring and blooming flowers this month. 

Our Honey Lavender Latte is just that. 

We sourced local honey from Hilltop Farm outside of Guthrie, Oklahoma. After adding near-boiling water to thin it into a syrup, we add a few teaspoons of fresh lavender buds. Our friends at Savory Spice hooked us up with the lavender buds and are rad in general. You should definitely check them out at 4400 N Western Ave

After 30 minutes of steeping in the hot honey syrup, we remove the lavender buds via a tea strainer. This ensures that the lavender flavor and aroma are present in the final drink without being overpowering to the other components. Lavender is easy to over use and make whatever it's in taste like soap so we definitely wanted to avoid making it too strong. 

After letting it chill in the refrigerator, we start prepping our latte with the strained syrup. 
We pull espresso directly into a latte bowl with 30g of our syrup in it. Lastly, we add steamed milk to the espresso mixture. Voila! 

Sweet and creamy, floral and light. The local honey is delightfully incorporated in the creaminess of the milk while the lavender, as the main aroma, subtly compliments the citrus and chocolate flavors of the espresso. 

We're really stoked with the balance of sweet and floral of the Honey Lavender Latte. Come try one and tell us what you think!