Homemade Mocha & Puro Coffee

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I was contacted recently by the Puro coffee company to write up a blog post on their products.  I was stoked that Puro wanted to send me tons of samples to try.  I mean, to say I like coffee…is an understatement.  I LOVE coffee.  Love it.  I look forward to my morning cup each and every day.  It’s probably one of the best things about waking up.

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When my samples arrived I was very impressed!  I got 3 lbs of coffee – Puro Organic, Puro Noble and Puro Fuerte – plus a cute little mug (to add to my unofficial coffee mug collection) all wrapped up in a burlap sack.  I decided to bring all the coffee with me on a group ski trip since we’d be making multiple pots of coffee and could try each kind.  It was also great to get multiple opinions from all my friends!

purocoffee3-001 I think our top favorite was the Puro Fuerte.  It had such a smooth but intense flavor.  It was the perfect type of coffee to wake you up on a cold morning and get you going.  My next favorite was the Puro Noble – a little bit less intense flavor but had a really unique nuttiness to it.  Great for my daily 3:30 pm cup.

Overall, I really enjoyed each type.  It was fun testing all of them and comparing the flavors.  And I especially liked the video on how they grow and produce the coffee!!  You can watch it here.   If you end up getting a few bags of Puro, a fun recipe to try is my homemade mocha.  Tastes just like the “chain” brand, but less calories and obviously a lot cheaper!

Homemade Mocha:
Ingredients:

  • 1 cup brewed Puro Coffee (Fuerte is my favorite to use for this!)
  • 1/4 cup skim milk, warmed
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tsp zero-calorie sweetener of your choice

Instructions:

  1. Mix together the cocoa powder, sweetener and vanilla extract.
  2. Pour over the hot coffee and milk.
  3. Stir until combined and the cocoa powder is completely dissolved and mixed through.  Taste for sweetness.  Enjoy hot!

 

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