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How To Make a Latte at Home

In between visits to The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf café, you can make quick and easy great tasting lattes in the comfort of your own home. Here are 5 simple steps to make sweet and creamy lattes and some recipe ideas to meet your specialty beverage cravings.

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Brew your favorite coffee, espresso or tea. Pro Tip: We have been serving handcrafted lattes in our cafes since 1963. We use our decades-long perfected Espresso Blend coffee in our stores. While most coffee brands combine beans and roast them together, we painstakingly roast each unique single origin bean and roast it to our exacting standards to maximize the flavor profile of each unique bean type. Only then do we combine our beans to create what we feel is the ultimate coffee for Lattes. Espresso Blend Coffee is available in whole bean, ground and decaf options.


Add Some Yum

Add 1/3 cup of one of our powders from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. (or more or less to suit your flavor preference). At The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf cafes, we use our delicious Signature Flavoring powders which provide a wonderful sweet and creamy taste and superb mouthfeel. These powders are specifically made to taste great hot, iced, or blended.


Mix Away

Small mixers like the Bodum Handheld Frother are a must have for any kitchen! Use one to mix your coffee or tea and flavoring powders right in your cup.


Add Froth

Don’t have a fancy espresso maker machine at home to steam your milk? No problem! We recommend using Bodum’s electric Milk Frother (it makes hot foam, cold foam and hot chocolate too.) Just pour in the milk, press the start button, and you’ll get café quality foam in a snap.
Pro Tip: Infuse your latte foam with flavoring powder after the foam is created to add wonderful flavor options for your latte recipes.


Garnish & Enjoy

Top your hand-crafted drink with some of your favorite latte toppings such as chocolate or caramel sauce, pumpkin pie spice, caramel candy pieces, or crushed pistachios. Get creative!

DIY Latte Recipes

In between visits to a The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf café, you can make great tasting lattes in the comfort of your own home. Here are a few DIY latte recipe ideas to meet your beverage cravings .


Follow the steps above. Brew your coffee or tea and pour into a cup. For the flavoring powder, use our wildly popular French Deluxe Vanilla Powder. Enjoy your home-made vanilla latte!


Follow the steps above. Simply add pumpkin puree to your coffee or espresso and use French Deluxe Vanilla Powder. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice.


Follow the steps above. Brew your Chai. Then try using different flavoring powders like Special Dutch Chocolate, or Cookie Butter. Also try adding coffee for a delicious Dirty Chai Latte.


Start with our sweet and creamy Shizuoka Matcha powder. This product already has green tea in it. Follow steps 3 – 5 for the ultimate delicious DIY matcha latte.


Complete steps 1-3 above, then simply pour your coffee or tea latte over ice in a cup or tumbler. Kick it up a notch by adding cold foam using the Bodum Electric Milk Frother.

How to Make a Mocha Latte

Follow the same steps as the Vanilla Latte, but substitute French Deluxe Vanilla Powder with Special Dutch Chocolate Powder.

Handcrafted Lattes Since 1963

Born and brewed in southern California since 1963, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® has always been passionate about connecting customers with carefully handcrafted products. In addition to serving great tasting beverages at our cafes, we also offer a full line of retail products for consumers to enjoy at home or office. We offer coffees, teas, signature flavoring powders, equipment and drinkware.


We source the top 1% of the world’s best coffee beans. Our single origin coffee products are directly procured for taste and expertly roasted using state of the art techniques and expert instincts to maximize the flavor of each unique coffee bean. We search the world over for the finest teas available anywhere expertly packing them using whole leaf tea and larger pyramid shaped tea bags for optimal flavor extraction. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® brings the world’s best single origin coffees and exquisite teas from mountaintop to countertop.

Latte Reviews

Here are some reviews from some of our customers who make quick and easy lattes at home with products from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.

Samantha W

Espresso Roast Coffee Blend
"I always use this as my base for homemade lattes."

Margie M

French Deluxe Vanilla
"French Deluxe Vanilla Powder is a wonderful product. Every day I use it to make my own Chai Tea latte. It’s so creamy and delicious."


Vanilla Ceylon Tea
"My absolute most favorite tea ever! Best smooth vanilla flavor in any tea I’ve tried! Tastes amazing with the Coffee Bean vanilla powder to make a tea latte."


Cookie Butter Powder
"I’m so happy I can now make a cookie butter latte at home! It’s cozy, warm, sweet and delicious."

Rochelle S

Special Dutch™ Chocolate Powder
"Delicious in shots of Italian espresso with steamed and foamed milk or just with warm steamed milk to make hot chocolate for the kids."

Amelia D

Organic Papua New Guinea Single Origin Coffee
"Love Papua New Guinea medium roast coffee. Makes great café quality lattes at home – tastes delicious as an espresso with a dab of cream and soy or oat milk."

Taste is simply at the forefront of everything we do.

We’ve been serving hand crafted beverages for 60 years.

Since our humble start in Los Angeles, we now operate in over 40 countries.

Your satisfaction means everything. Contact us if you need help.

We promote sustainability by supporting our farmers and growers globally.

We like to innovate. In the late 80’s we invented the Original Ice Blended® drink, now a global sensation.

Purple the color of wisdom, creativity, pride, and luxury, is the foundation of our brand.

We directly source the top 1% of Arabica beans and finest whole leaf teas available anywhere.

We expertly roast our coffees in small batches and masterfully process teas for optimal flavor extraction.

Just in time coffee, tea & powders. Your faves. Your schedule.

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