Caramel Macchiato

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Today’s post is a tribute to coffee that I like to have!

Everyone says that ‘A programmer is a machine that turns coffee into source code.’

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As a good developer, I’ve always been addicted to coffee.
Coffee is just one of those things that runs in my blood.

In one of my first days in Dublin I had the fortunate opportunity to experience the “Butlers”.
I went for a coffee and ended up experiencing “Caramel Macchiatos”.
I have had a deep love for Caramel Macchiatos ever since.
I still remember the first sip I ever took of a caramel macchiato.

Coffee just isn’t a caffeine addiction for me. It’s a lifeline.

The Story
http://mandination.hubpages.com/hub/Starbucks-Drink-Guide-Macchiatos

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Caramel Macchiato Recipe

Ingredients

2 tablespoons vanilla syrup (recipe follows)
1/2 cup fresh espresso
1 cup milk, steamed and frothy with foam
3 – 4 tablespoons caramel sauce (I used the same jarred caramel sauce that is sold as an ice cream topping)

For the Vanilla syrup:
2 cups water
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method
1. To make the vanilla syrup, combine sugar and water in a sauce pan. Bring to boil over high heat and boil for 5 minutes. Let cool and add vanilla extract. Stir well and keep in a sealed container, refrigerated.

2. To make coffee, either use an espresso machine to make coffee and steam milk, or heat milk until hot, but not boiling on stove-top and transfer to a blender. Blend until frothy. For espresso, if you don’t have a machine, just make double strength coffee.

3. Add vanilla syrup, espresso or strong coffee and hot milk to mug. Add caramel sauce and serve.

How to Make a Caramel Macchiato
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Caramel-Macchiato

Did you know
Macchiato is an Italian word meaning “marked.” So a latte macchiato is steamed milk marked with a little espresso, while a caffè macchiato is espresso marked with a little milk.

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Suggestions of places in Dublin

Butlers – http://www.butlerschocolates.com/
The Bagel Bar – http://thebagelbars.com/

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