The Irreplaceable Café miel
The Coffee Kitty
If you were to ask me my favorite coffee, I would laugh. Then, look at you straight in your eyes and say, with mustering my greatest inner hipster. “You’ve probably never heard of it.”
I’m no hipster, I know most people can’t afford to jot down to Southern France for the weekend. Even fewer people are willing to order random items on the menu until they land on something spectacular. Even still, it amazes me that very few coffee shops explore the delicious offerings available abroad. So, sadly my favorite fall coffee will remain puzzling baristas and coffee lovers alike. Have you guessed it yet? It’s the French Café Miel.
Delicious from every angle, the Café Miel is reserved as a desert, similar to an Italian Cappuccino. Full-bodied
espresso is topped with thick nearly-whipped cream, (just as it’s about to hold soft peaks) then drizzled with honey and cinnamon. Served with a soft pastry or more commonly, speculoos.
The drink begs to be sipped lightly with good conversation — and a toddler trying to take a nap under the table because you’re taking too long.
Be careful with how you pour the cream, too much and you’ll end up with a sweet cappuccino, too little and you’re just drinking a candied version of a macchiato. The right amount is when the coffee turns light brown and the cream begins to rise under the espresso’s crema. There’s really no limit to the toppings you can add on top of the cream. Drizzled honey and cinnamon is a classic, but it’s just as good with chocolate, caramel, or toasted almonds.
I know you’ll love the simplicity of the Café Miel even if like me, when you open your eyes, your child isn’t napping under the table, but instead dual-wielding spoons as he fights invisible monsters at the table.