Kyya Chocolate, one of our favorite bean-to-bar chocolate makers, recently sent us a couple of their syrups to try and review- we maximized the opportunity and headed to our favorite barista, Gina Stroud at Reverie Coffee and Tea House for a little help making some special beverages highlighting these yummy syrups.
Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Syrup
It’s fall ya’ll and that means Pumpkin Spice for the masses. So when Rick Boosey of Kyya Chocolate told us that they were releasing a Pumpkin Spice syrup, we couldn’t wait to give it a try. Sure Pumpkin Spice isn’t technically chocolate, but this syrup was delicious, creamy and the perfect balance of fall spices- cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla- to warm you from the inside out.
These syrups are made for ease of use, so you can create a super tasty Pumpkin Spice Latte by adding a shot of espresso and steamed milk to taste, but when Gina suggested a Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea latte our hearts were singing. You can check out her recipe here.
Colombian Mocha Syrup
Kyya has taken the guesswork out of creating the perfect mocha latte with this syrup. Its super rich Colombian chocolate is integrated with coffee in the syrup so mocha is now simple- just syrup and steamed milk. I was worried that this integration would take away from the deep chocolatey notes that I have come to know and love with Kyya’s Ecuador Chocolate Syrup, but, alas, my worries were unfounded. This syrup is rich and smooth and makes the perfect mocha every time.
Gina used it in my latest mocha obsession that she’s called a “Mr. Hyde Mocha” and I was in love! So smooth and delicious which just a wee kick of cayenne….she added an extra shot of espresso for me because a morning jolt was much needed and it was perfection. Want to make yourself one? Check out the recipe here.