It’s time to forget about pumpkin spice and embrace the latest fall flavors in coffee. Today, I’m sharing a recipe for a Brown Sugar Sage Latte that will blow your mind, as well as some important information about World Vision and their objective this holiday season. Join me as we sip coffee & browse this year’s catalog, where shopping feels good when it supports a family in need.
This post is in collaboration with World Vision.
In fiscal year 2015, more than 122,000 Americans raised more than $29.3 million through the World Vision Gift Catalog, helping more than 650,000 people around the world. With a simple action as sending a gift, whether it’s to a community in need or to a friend in your circle, you are hoping those that live in poverty achieve a better life. Did you know, poverty is defined as living on $1.90 or less per day? In 2015, a projected 900 million people lived at or below that poverty line worldwide. So sending a gift via World Vision is just the thing to do to give back to those in need.
And nothing puts me more in the giving mood than a good cup of coffee, socially because coffee in my culture is a ritual, a family gathering, a moment of relaxation. Something these impoverished families known nothing of, so this holiday season I will be making a purchase in their honor. And in this day and age, I’m thinking a donation to their Girls & Women section is the way I’ll go.
Now, let’s talk about this Brown Sugar Sage Latte. Inspired by my mother, who uses sage like it’s going out of style. She brews it for tea, drops fresh sage leaves when she cooks rice, and even makes a face toner infusing sage and lavender leaves in rosewater. Sage is an outstanding memory enhancer, as well as a great antioxidant and anti-inflamatory, so as you sip on your Sage Latte, not only will you be enjoying the great flavor, but also tons of health benefits.
- ½ cup strong coffee or 1 shot espresso
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
- 2 fresh sage leaves
- ⅛ teaspoon cardamon
- whipped cream, to top
- Brew a strong coffee or espresso.
- In a small pot, steep milk, sugar, sage, and cardamom for 5-10 minutes over medium heat.
- To serve, pour coffee in cup, top with strained info milk and whipped cream.
- Sprinkle brown sugar and decorate with sage leaf on top.