BYOB (Be Your Own Barista)

Boost your morning brew -- without breaking the bank.

The Kitchen hosts make a Mexican Mocha, as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen

The Kitchen hosts make a Mexican Mocha, as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen

Spiced French Press Coffee
Add a 1-inch piece of orange peel, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger and a pinch cayenne into a French press with the coffee grounds. Let steep according to the coffee maker directions, allowing the flavors to infuse the coffee as it brews.

Milk Froth Blender Hack
Place 1/2 cup whole milk or cream in a microwave-safe container. Microwave for 1 minute until warm. Pour into a high-powered blender and blend for 2 minutes (be careful when blending hot liquids), until foamy. Slowly pour the warm milk into the coffee, allowing the foam to rest on top.

"Cheater" Chocolate Syrup Latte Art
Pour 3 lines of chocolate syrup onto the foam. Use a skewer to make perpendicular drags across the chocolate lines, creating a beautiful design.

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