Sometimes you just need to change up the coffee routine, but you don’t want to sacrifice the delicious punch that you get from a Nespresso pod. Bring in matcha. This delicious drink comes from high-grade green tea leaves that have been finely ground into powder. The result is a beautiful green shade that gives a unique flavor and might contain health benefits against cancer, heart disease, and more! Matcha coffee lattes are a great way to mix up your coffee bar, impress friends, or create your new favorite drink.
Matcha Espresso Fusion Recipe
⅓ Cup of Milk or Milk Alternative
1 teaspoon of Matcha Powder
1 ounce of Warm Water
2 ounces of Espresso
Sugar (for tasting)
- Brew your preferred Nespresso blend and set it aside.
- In a cup, whisk together your matcha with warm water (make sure the water is warm, not hot to the touch).
- Heat your milk in a saucepan over medium-low heat until warm. Make sure the milk does not boil. Froth the milk until foamy and doubled in volume.
- Pour your matcha into a cup or a ceramic mug.
- Pour the milk over your matcha.
- Pour the espresso over your milk.
- If you want to, now add sugar and stir to dissolve before having your delicious matcha coffee latte.
Why Drink Coffee with Matcha?
From drip coffee to Nespresso, all types of coffee blends work well with the addition of matcha. In the competition of matcha vs. coffee health benefits, why not just blend them together, and get the benefits of both? Not to mention the other added benefits of adding matcha to coffee or espresso:
Reduce the Jittery Effect of Coffee
Matcha (and most green teas) contain l-theanine, an amino acid that may help your body and mind by reducing stress, easing anxiety, and reducing insomnia. If taken with your coffee, l-theanine might even lessen the jitter jolt some people experience after drinking coffee.
Both matcha and coffee are jam-packed with antioxidants. By protecting your body against free radicals, antioxidants help in the fight against heart disease, cancer, and more.
Reducing Coffees Acidic Properties
On average, coffee has higher acidity when compared to matcha. Since matcha is usually quite alkaline (green tea pH falls within the range of seven to ten on the pH scale), matcha coffee may help you reduce the acidity of your coffee.
Using the Right Coffee with Matcha
Adding a splash of green to your coffee isn’t just about matcha, sometimes it’s about the environment. When choosing biodegradable Nespresso pods, you want to choose ones that really mean it when they talk about having a sustainable mission. We’re one of the first companies to have 100% compostable coffee pods, meaning that when you're done brewing your espresso, these pods will decompress and give back to the soil. Living green is a delicious, and easy choice. How are you going to add a splash of green to your coffee? We would love to hear how you brew a matcha coffee latte, so why not message us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter? Get eco-friendly with a community of coffee lovers that get it just as much as you do.