Holiday Cheer with Emilee Bryant

Everyman Espresso manager Emilee Bryant of New York shares a fun, boozy, Hanukkah-inspired drink using Pacific Foods Barista Series Almond.


Barista Magazine is proud to partner with Pacific Foods Barista Series for a special holiday celebration that we’re calling Holiday Cheer (follow along on Instagram at #baristaseriesholidaycheer).

We invited eight outstanding baristas from all over the United States to create an original drink with a winter holiday theme using one of the products in the Pacific Foods Barista Series line. And that was the only rule! Some of them turned in boozy Hanukkah drinks, others created a drink that’s easy to scale up for a crowd during Kwanzaa. But every single one of them has quality and creativity in common—we can honestly say these drinks are some of the most fun, unique, and delicious holiday coffee beverages we’ve ever tasted!

Every few days through the end of December, we’ll be posting one of the drinks right here at Barista Mag Online, and the posts will include a PDF download of each drink recipe.

First up was Karla Ly Quiñones García, who owns Café Comunión in Santurce, Puerto Rico, with her husband, Abner Roldán. You can read all about her drink, Miel de Avena, a spiced honey oat latte that uses Pacific Foods Barista Series Oat to reach perfection, by clicking here!

Today’s drink is brought to us by the very talented Emilee Bryant, who manages the Everyman Espresso shop in New York’s SOHO. Emilee—a two-time Coffee Fest Latte Art Championship winner and a contestant on The Barista League Online, Season 2 (which is airing right now)—was inspired to create this drink, the Drunkin Donut, by the cherry-jelly-filled donuts she and her partner enjoy for Hanukkah each year.

Stay tuned for more drinks from other outstanding baristas in the Pacific Foods Barista Series Holiday Cheer Project right here at Barista Mag Online, on the Pacific Foods Barista Series Instagram, and at Barista Magazine’s Instagram!

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