#NorCal sightings.  (at Pine Moutain Lake!!)

#NorCal sightings. (at Pine Moutain Lake!!)

Burger time (at Ardelean Stronghold)

Burger time (at Ardelean Stronghold)

Image created with #Snapseed (at Lottie’s Creamery)

Image created with #Snapseed (at Lottie’s Creamery)

Dinner with my #PYT

Dinner with my #PYT

Time for Salty Coffee

I JUST MADE SALTY COFFEE!!! (and I love it)

Here’s how I made it:

1) Make a strong drip coffee (I use a Chemex; google it)

2) Add 2 teaspoons of sugar to the drip coffee to sweeten it up but not make it overly sweet (i dont want sweet coffee, but i do need sweetness to contrast the saltiness)

3) Mix milk and salt in your frother carefully not to make the milk too salty (you don’t want it tasting like a salt stick, but you do need to make it salty; also, somewhat salty milk is yum, seriously, try it)

4) Froth that milk up.
NOTE: I use a manual hand frother; this allows me to keep the milk cold, which is fine, because the coffee will be hot, and the cold salty froth contrasts nicely.

5) Place the thick froth on the milk with a large spoon. Why a spoon? To avoid them blending, of course!

6) Sip and enjoy. Most of the time you’ll get both at once, but occasionally itll be one or the other.

Here’s why I like this: You get 3 taste sensations:

First, you get sweet coffee

Second, you get a pleasant mix of salty and sweet. The saltiness will mellow out your coffee, so it will taste really smooth. 
BONUS: adding a pinch of salt to your drip will also do this and you wont feel it, taste-wise; its an old barista trick. This trick also makes gas station coffee (which is acrid in nature) taste MUCH better.

Third, you get the salty milk sensation. This is probably unusual for some people, but if you think about it, frothy milk is closer to butter than non-frothy milk, and butter tastes great salted. 

Play around with different salt/milk ratios and coffee sugar ratios until you find your favorite. 

Enjoy!!

The best (at WebHue)

The best (at WebHue)

#SnackTime (at WebHue)

#SnackTime (at WebHue)

Monkey Cash

Monkey Cash

And then we drank #coffee (at WebHue)

And then we drank #coffee (at WebHue)

Breakfast time.  (at Ardelean Stronghold)

Breakfast time. (at Ardelean Stronghold)

#roe (at WebHue)

#roe (at WebHue)

Lemon Marshmallow joy!!! (at Lottie’s Creamery)

Lemon Marshmallow joy!!! (at Lottie’s Creamery)

My favorite place in the world. The Bay Area.  (at Top of Berkeley Hills)

My favorite place in the world. The Bay Area. (at Top of Berkeley Hills)

#cabin (at Marble Quarry Campgrounds)

#cabin (at Marble Quarry Campgrounds)

Kids… (at Ardelean Stronghold)

Kids… (at Ardelean Stronghold)

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