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On The Menu: “The Bussdown” Toasted Marshmallow Candied Yam Latte


Bay Space espresso lovers, head out to Oakland instantly. Mr. Espresso is collaborating with Bay Space chef Michael Woods to craft a signature beverage for his or her attractive flagship location The Caffé for a restricted time. “The Bussdown” is a toasted marshmallow candied yam latte, named after Woods’ restaurant. “Chef Michael Woods has created a latte that tells the story of the African diaspora such as you haven’t heard earlier than,” says Mr. Espresso’s Vickie Maloney.

chef michael woods via ig

Chef Michael Woods received his begin staging at 2-3 star Michelin star eating places, and cooking for award-winning space eating places reminiscent of Zuni Cafe, Delfina, Sobra Mesa, Plum, and Collect. He’s now the proprietor of & Grits, Bussdown Supply, and Too A lot Sauce. “He brings positive eating method to Pan African Soul meals,” Maloney explains, “and also you style it on this balanced spiced and heated drink, mellowed by marshmallow cream.”

“We begin by roasting entire candy potatoes, then mix with darkish brown sugar to create a purée,” says Maloney. Including allspice, berbere, cinnamon, and cayenne sourced from the native Oaktown Spice Store, the purée takes on a complexity whereas nonetheless letting the espresso shine by. “I can nonetheless style the espresso,” a buyer famous.

To construct the drink, baristas pull an espresso shot over the candied purée, stir to mix, and prime it with steamed milk. “We prime off the candied yam latte with a dollop of house-made, toasted marshmallow cream,” Maloney provides.

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The Caffé (by way of SprudgeMaps)

The drink is an entry in The Caffé’s bold chef collaboration collection, celebrating native cooks like Woods to create actually ingenious signature drinks. “We approached [Chef Michael Woods] about collaborating with us for The Caffè’s Chef Sequence,” Maloney explains, “this was the concept he delivered to the desk. Chef Mike and Mr. Espresso proprietor Luigi Di Ruocco labored collectively to develop the ultimate recipe.”

Over at The Caffé, The Bussdown latte ($6.50) is popping heads and the response has been overwhelming. “”It’s scrumptious! It’s the very best yam drink I’ve had! Taste is there. It’s not too candy however candy sufficient, and has spice but you’ll be able to nonetheless style the espresso,” mentioned one buyer, whereas one other added, “This drink is AMAZING! I don’t reside downtown, however, damnit, I’m gonna attempt to make it at the least another time.”

On social media, clients sing the drinks praises—on Instagram, a buyer reported, “Had it final week— tremendous delish. The spice is what makes it!” whereas one other added, “Scrumptious! I’m undoubtedly going again.”

Of us who haven’t had the chance to strive it have just a few days left earlier than it’s gone. “The Bussdown” Toasted Marshmallow Candied Yam Latte’s final day is that this Saturday, March twenty third.

Go to The Caffé in Oakland, California at 1120 Broadway. Observe The Caffé @thecaffeoak and Mr. Espresso @mrespressooak on Instagram. For extra, go to their official web site.

On The Menu is an exploration of the very best, most stunning, most scrumptious and thought upsetting authentic signature drinks on cafe menus worldwide. Offered by DONA Teas & Tisanes.












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