Vacation Cheer with Frankie Volkema


The world’s youngest Q Grader, Frankie Volkema, finds inspiration within the Colombian espresso producers with whom she works with Joven Espresso Firm in Grand Rapids, Mich., for her vacation drink, Navidad.


Barista Journal is proud to associate with Pacific Meals Barista Sequence for a particular vacation celebration that we’re calling Vacation Cheer (comply with alongside on Instagram at #baristaseriesholidaycheer).

We invited eight excellent baristas from all around the United States to create an unique drink with a winter vacation theme utilizing one of many merchandise within the Pacific Meals Barista Sequence line. And that was the one rule! A few of them turned in boozy Hanukkah drinks, others created a drink that’s straightforward to scale up for a crowd throughout Kwanzaa. However each single considered one of them has high quality and creativity in frequent—we will actually say these drinks are among the most enjoyable, distinctive, and scrumptious vacation espresso drinks we’ve ever tasted!

Each few days by the top of December, we’ll be posting one of many drinks proper right here at Barista Magazine On-line, and the posts will embrace a PDF obtain of every drink recipe.

First up was Karla Ly Quiñones García, who owns Café Comunión in Santurce, Puerto Rico, together with her husband, Abner Roldán. You may learn all about her drink, Miel de Avena, a spiced honey oat latte that makes use of Pacific Meals Barista Sequence Oat to succeed in perfection, by clicking right here!

Second was Emilee Bryant, supervisor of Everyman Espresso’s SoHo store in New York, and present contestant on The Barista League: On-line season 2! Examine Emilee’s wildly scrumptious drink, the Drunkin Donut, which makes use of Pacific Meals Barista Sequence Almond, by clicking right here!

The third vacation drink was dropped at us by the unbelievable duo behind Cxffeeblack in Memphis, Tenn.: Bartholomew Jones and Renata Henderson. They created a improbable drink to rejoice the fourth precept of Kwanzaa, Ujamaa, which makes use of Pacific Meals Barista Sequence Hemp! Listed below are all the main points about Bartholomew and Renata’s drink!

Fourth was a recipe by Cup of Excellence training supervisor and teacher Alex Pond. His drink, referred to as Nationwide Winner, was impressed by the espresso producers and shoppers around the globe with whom he works by the Alliance for Espresso Excellence. Paying homage to the Giving Tuesday vacation, Alex created his drink utilizing Pacific Meals Barista Sequence Unsweetened Almond. Try Alex’s drink right here!

And immediately, we’re so excited to share with you an unique drink made by Frankie Volkema, who a couple of years in the past turned the world’s youngest Q Grader. Now 14, Frankie operates her personal espresso firm, Joven Espresso, beneath her father’s firm, Sparrows Espresso in Grand Rapids, Mich. Frankie was impressed to create the unique vacation deal with, December Horchata, by the younger espresso producers from whom she buys espresso in Cauca, Colombia. It makes use of Pacific Meals Barista Sequence Unsweetened Almond, and is in honor of Navidad.

Keep tuned for extra drinks from different excellent baristas within the Pacific Meals Barista Sequence Vacation Cheer Venture proper right here at Barista Magazine On-line, on the Pacific Meals Barista Sequence Instagram, and at Barista Journal’s Instagram!


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