The irony of being a non-coffee drinker, surrounded by coffee connoisseurs, is never lost on me when I do one of these posts.  Fortunately for me, I always manage to review the most awesome kitchen appliances for making coffee, that just happen to also create warm, delicious, non-coffee beverages, as well.  Such is the Cafe Latte, by Mr. Coffee. This gorgeous little coffee maker has a small footprint on the counter-top and it will definitely bring out your creative “inner-barista”.  You’ll be able to create custom cappuccinos, lattes, coffee, tea and hot chocolate drinks for all your holiday guests, but the long-term appeal will be the options for everyday deliciousness and excellent savings over purchasing the same beverages at your local coffee house.

caramel vanilla latte mug

A Caramel Vanilla Latte I made for our daughter and then drizzled with chocolate syrup. Check out the simple ingredients, below.

I’ve seen lots of “cappuccino machines” and “latte machines”, over the last few years, but most required several steps or were overly complicated, not to mention incredibly expensive for the best performers.  The Cafe Latte is affordable enough to have in the average home and more than that, it is super simple to operate.  I consider it a one-step, push-button wonder.  :)  Add your chosen ingredients to the pot and coffee maker.  Press the ON button and wait for the Cafe Latte to do the work. It will produce hot, flavorful beverages with the fabulous, frothy foam tops you love in just minutes. You can use it to make single or double servings, though depending on the size of cups being used, we have gotten three servings from a double-serving brew session.   The flavor combinations are only limited by your imagination and even in my small-town stores, I had no difficulty finding a multitude of tasty flavorings and ingredients to brew into my family’s favorite coffee varieties.   And since the basic difference between lattes and cappuccinos is that lattes generally contain much more milk, simply adjusting the milk level can help you create your favorite hot beverages!

my brewing station

This is our new Latte "Brewing Station". I love how little space the Cafe Latte uses on my counter top!

Mr. Coffee has a fantastic recipe resource online, to get you started brewing some creative taste sensations, like: Crème Caramel Latte, Sweet Cinnamon Latte, Mexican Hot Chocolate or Chai Tea Latte. Yum!!!  As usual, we had to play around with our own concoctions and have had a blast coming up with our own personal favorites.  We hardly ever have espresso grounds around our house, but we always have two or three favorite coffees in the freezer.  We did most of our experimenting with a mild caramel flavored coffee called Jamaican Me Crazy and my husband AND kids are in love.  The beauty of the Cafe Latte is that you can adjust the coffee strength to fit the preferences of each individual.  Brewing a typical strength beverage for my husband, a “barely-coffee” strength for our eleven-year-old “I think I am a coffee drinker” daughter and something extra strong for our son-in-law is a simple task, now that Mr. Coffee’s new brew station is sitting on my counter.  All of you who love entertaining, will be as excited as I am, at the prospect of offering your guests a drink made to their custom tastes.

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Caramel Vanilla Latte for Two

Caramel Vanilla Latte for Two

Ingredients

  • 1 - 6 Tablespoons Jamaican Me Crazy coffee, to taste
  • 13 oz whole milk
  • 3 Tablespoons Torani Classic Caramel Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 8 oz. water

Instructions

  1. Place a filter in the brew basket of your Cafe Latte machine and fill it with your preferred amount of coffee.
  2. Fill the water reservoir to the two serving line (8 oz) and make sure the water uptake arm is moved into position over the brew basket.
  3. Close the brew basket lid.
  4. Pour the sugar, syrup and vanilla into the latte pitcher. Then add milk up to the two serving line.
  5. Lock the pitcher lid into place and place the pitcher back in to the Cafe Latte base.
  6. Make sure the selector switch is pushed up to the Cafe Latte position.
  7. Depress the On/Off Switch. The power light will come on and you will notice a very faint whirring sound as the frother begins whipping the milk. The light will go off, when the cycle is complete.
  8. Lift the On/Off Switch to be able to remove the pitcher from the base and then pour steaming mugs of delicious latte.
  9. I drizzled a single line of chocolate syrup across the top of the foam and then used the tip of a knife to drag swirls into the froth and create a design. Caramel syrup would be delish, too!
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It’s Christmastime and Mr. Coffee has a gift for all of you!  Every Busy-at-Home reader can SAVE $10 and receive FREE Shipping by entering coupon code MLAT10A when purchasing a Cafe Latte online, at Mr. Coffee.  In addition to that great news, I’ve decided to join in the celebration!  Because it’s Christmas and I love you all, Busy-at-Home will host a giveaway for one Mr. Coffee Cafe Latte Machine!  Be sure to enter, below.

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GIVEAWAY Mandatory Entry:  Visit the Mr. Coffee website and browse all the different latte recipes.  Pick the one you’d want to try first, if you win this awesome appliance; and leave a comment on this post, telling me which one you chose.  After you comment, be sure to register your entry, using the Rafflecopter form, below.  It’s that simple.  You’re entered.  Good luck!


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chai latte

One of my personal favorites! Warm, spicy Chai Latte, dusted with cinnamon and served with fresh, homemade chocolate chip cookies!

I received a Mr. Coffee Cafe Latte maker in order to test it in my own kitchen and collect data for this review.  No monetary compensation was received and a positive review was not required.  As with all Busy-at-Home reviews, the views and opinions expressed are wholly my own and based on my personal experience with the product.

The giveaway is being sponsored and administered by Busy-at-Home.  Mr. Coffee is in no way affiliated with the giveaway.  Busy-at-Home will purchase and ship a Mr. Coffee Cafe Latte maker to the giveaway winner.

236 Responses to Perfect Custom Lattes for the Holidays, and All Year: Mr. Coffee Cafe Latte Review and Give Away!

  1. Maralea says:

    I would love to try Sweet Cinnamon Latte!

  2. Kim taylor says:

    I would go for the gingerbread latte first!!! It sounds delightful!!!

  3. Awesome giveaway!! I love coffee. And Lattes. I would totally try the eggnog latte first!!

  4. Definitely the Creme Caramel Latte!

  5. The raspberry chocolate latte sounds delicious!

  6. Heidi says:

    I would try the Eggnog latte! Yum!!

  7. Michelle says:

    I would love to try the White Chocolate Latte.

  8. Anita says:

    Totally the pumpkin spice!

  9. Sandy S says:

    Peppermint Latte (oh wow-10 to 18 candies will give it a kick!!)

  10. Rachel Miller says:

    I would definitely try the Gingerbread Latte first :)

  11. Sonya says:

    Creme Caramel Latte sounds yummy.

  12. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I’d love the Amaretto. Hubz would love the Pumpkin Spice

  13. I WOULD TRY FIRST: Crème Caramel Latte

  14. Jennifer Rote says:

    I’d make the Sweet Cinnamon Latte first.

  15. Sue D says:

    I am not a coffee drinker so I would try the Chai Latte and the frothy Hot Chocolate recipes

  16. Mer says:

    Yum! I think I’d start with gingerbread latte, then maybe the smores hot chocolate. Thanks for the chance to win!

  17. jules p says:

    I would love to try the coconut latte

  18. Jason says:

    Raspberry Chocolate Latte

  19. mary fanara coleman says:

    I would like to try the hazelnut latte.

  20. carole says:

    like this one

    Crème Caramel Latte

  21. Holly Thomas says:

    The Creme Caramel Latte!! :)

  22. Gina says:

    Amaretto Latte sounds delicious!!

  23. Jessie C. says:

    Coconut Crème Latte

  24. Katherine Smith says:

    Coconut Creme Latte…I think it would taste like an Almond Joy!!!

  25. Wilma P says:

    I would like to try the Hazlenut Latte

  26. Andrea Kruse says:

    If I won, I would try the Peppermint Latte first… followed closely by the Green Tea Latte. Yum!

  27. Karen says:

    I would like to try the Irish Latte. Thanks.

  28. Andrea D. says:

    I like the Frothy Hot Chocolate.

  29. Leslie Kiley says:

    I would love to try any of them! I guess I would start with the creme caramel latte first as I am so addicted to caramel!

  30. Debi H. says:

    Raspberry Chocolate Latte sounds yummy!

  31. andrea says:

    I would love all of them but maybe White Chocolate Latte try it first

  32. Cindy W. says:

    The Creme Caramel would be my first choice. Caramel is one of my favorites.

  33. Ashley Hatten says:

    Mexican Hot Chocolate

  34. howard wiener says:

    luv to try their Amaretto. thx

    hwiener[at]tampabay.rr.com

  35. Alica says:

    Chai! I love chai!

  36. Cori says:

    Definitely the raspberry chocolate latte!

  37. LINDA JARRAF says:

    I would like the basic latte & the white chocolate latte. Thanks for the giveaway.

  38. cheryl says:

    frothy hot chocolate – yummm

  39. Gina Brickell says:

    I’d love to try the creme caramel latte

  40. Jenna Wood says:

    I’d like to try creme Caramel Latte

  41. Kelly D says:

    I would like to try the Coconut Crème Latte

  42. Melissa says:

    I would love to try the gingerbread latte. This would be so great for me since I like my milk with a little coffee!

  43. Brynn says:

    OMG I am going to have to try the Raspberry Chocolate Latte first!

  44. Linda Stewart says:

    I’m all about white chocolate so the white chocolate latte would be my first choice.

  45. Michelle says:

    White Chocolate Latte

  46. Saki says:

    Are you kidding me, I would LOVE to try the Raspberry Chocolate Latte!!

  47. karen says:

    the yummy green tea latte would be first

  48. shannon says:

    White Chocolate Latte for sure!

  49. wendy rozema says:

    I would make coconut creme latte!

  50. Tina M says:

    Chai Latte

  51. Shana says:

    Crème Caramel Latte I love caramel!

  52. angela cunningingham says:

    the coconut cremelatte

  53. Hannah A says:

    Id love to try the Irish Latte!

  54. lisa lo says:

    Chocolate Latte for me

  55. brenda says:

    hazelnut latte

  56. Sue Ellison says:

    I want to try the Eggnog Latte

  57. Leslie Galloway says:

    I’d love to make the Crème Caramel Latte.

    Facebook Name: Leslie Galloway (www.facebook.com/GallowayLeslie)

  58. Gingerbread Latte for sure

  59. Lynda says:

    i would like to try the Creme Caramel Latte first

  60. Emily Wells says:

    I’d make the basic latte. I’m a coffee purist–no flavor or sugar for me. :)

  61. pu ye says:

    The raspberry chocolate latte sounds delicious!

  62. Debra Pauley says:

    i would love to try the
    Eggnog Latte

  63. Adrienne gordon says:

    Peppermint latte would be first

  64. Ann Fantom says:

    I would like to try Mr. Coffee’s Irish Latte recipe

  65. Renski says:

    I’d try the Peppermint Latte. Looks great to use for hot chocolate, too.

  66. debbie says:

    I would like the irish latte

  67. Sherwin Hoopengardner says:

    I have always used Mr Coffee products.

  68. Shannon Hamner says:

    Coconut Cream Latte

  69. Bonnie says:

    Raspberry mocha, or caramel creme!

  70. EMMA L HORTON says:

    White Chocolate Latte

  71. Natalie U says:

    S’mores hot chocolate
    pedidentalasst at yahoo dot com

  72. Alissa A says:

    I would try the hazelnut latte.

  73. Karen D says:

    Crème Caramel Latte

  74. April Yedinak says:

    Coconut Creme Latte

  75. rachael says:

    I love chai tea so that will probably be my first choice! I have been thinking about trying this out. I have the verismo but because it uses powdered milk my hot chocolate taste weird. I think this would have been a better choice but I only saw it after I had bought the verismo.

  76. For the Holidays I would love to make a great eggnog

  77. joann downie says:

    My husband and daughter would love this!!

  78. 1955nurse says:

    Irish latte’, or maybe creme caramel!!!(HollyC) Thanks for the chance….

  79. Deb Anderson says:

    I’m a sucker for amaretto, so Amaretto Latte for me!

  80. chantal cooper says:

    raspberry chocolate latte.. YUM

  81. Cheryl says:

    I would try the Chai Latte first!

  82. Louis says:

    The Sweet Cinnamon Latte.

  83. Meryl says:

    I’d like to try the Chocolate Latte.

  84. Kim Henrichs says:

    I would try the sweet cinnamon latte!!

  85. Lauren says:

    I’d like to try the chocolate latte

  86. Austin Baroudi says:

    I’d try the Crème Caramel Latte first!!!

  87. debbie jackson says:

    pumpkin spice flavor

  88. amanda roach says:

    the gingerbread latte

  89. Holly says:

    The Pumpkin Spice Latte

  90. Chelsea O. says:

    A chocolate latte sounds amazing

  91. Charlotte says:

    Creme caramel latte.

  92. Kim says:

    The Creme Caramel Latte….I love caramel more than chocolate…and that’s ALOT!!!

  93. April Brenay says:

    frothy hot chocolate looks yummy

  94. Sandy Cain says:

    The Coconut Creme Latte sounds SO yummy!! OMG!

  95. Jaydyn says:

    Coconut or hazelnut would be good

  96. Elena says:

    Coconut Creme Latte

  97. Annette says:

    White chocolate!! :)

  98. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    I would try the Amaretto Latte!

  99. Judith B. says:

    I’d like to try the Gingerbread Latte first.

  100. Kelsea Y says:

    Creme Caramel Latte!

  101. CARMEN SANTANA says:

    WHITE CHOCOLATE LATTE, YUMMY!

  102. becky says:

    pumpkin spice latte

  103. Amy M says:

    I would try Mexican hot chocolate!

  104. jennifer says:

    coconut cream latte

  105. Beth says:

    With my recent addiction to anything & everything s’mores, I’m all over the s’mores hot chocolate recipe :)

  106. Sheila K. says:

    I would make the hazelnut latte first!

  107. Sara Wood says:

    gingerbread latte

  108. Teresa R. says:

    Frothy hot chocolate would be my pick. Sounds delicious!

  109. Dana says:

    Tea latte for me

  110. kris says:

    Gingerbread Latte

  111. Lilith Katz says:

    Any of the hot chocolates… probably start with the smores hot chocolate

  112. Jonathan Farris says:

    Well I wanted to pick the Hazelnut Latte, but after reading the ingredients I’m gonna go with the White Chocolate Latte! It sounds great and I already have the white chocolate chips! *yum*

  113. jacqueline says:

    amaretto latte

  114. Jonathan Farris says:

    But the Eggnog Latte would be great, too! I actually have Eggnog flavored coffee creamer right now! It’s making me want some now…

  115. Sherry Jennings says:

    Would love to try the eggnog latte

  116. Susan C says:

    Pumpkin Spice Latte

  117. Tara Liebing says:

    I’d like to try the Mexican Hot Chocolate

  118. Marty says:

    I love Coconut, so I’d want to try the Coconut Cream recipe :)

  119. lauren mercy molina says:

    jamaican me crazy coffee too taste it sounds vary good :)

  120. Rebecca Graham says:

    I would like to try the Irish Latte.

  121. Joanne Gregory says:

    creme caramel latte

  122. Melissa Henry says:

    Either White Chocolate or smores

  123. J Supica says:

    I would love to try Sweet Cinnamon Latte!

  124. Victoria Carlson says:

    If I won, I would love to try the Rasberry Chocolate Latte. That is always my favorite :)

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  126. Eva H says:

    I love lattes,I would try all of them but Ill strart with the Creme Caramel Latte!

  127. Mary Obremski says:

    I would love to try the amaretto latte!!

  128. Anthony says:

    the Creme Caramel Latte

  129. Rachel says:

    Coconut latte!

  130. Monique Rizzo says:

    Coconut creme latte.
    YUM!
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  131. Geoff K says:

    The green tea latte sounds refreshing and delicious, so I’d try that recipe first. Thanks!

  132. Paula Michele Hafner says:

    The Gingerbread Latte looks so good.

  133. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I would love to try the Pumpkin Spice Latte

  134. jessica edwards says:

    peppermint latte looks good

  135. dani marie says:

    mmm green tea latte.

  136. Jordan Y says:

    Sweet Cinnamon Latte would be so awesome

  137. Jennifer H says:

    I would like to try the pumpkin spice latte
    jenhedger at hotmail dot com

  138. Samantha F. says:

    Chai Latte!!

  139. Sharon Shoemaker says:

    I’d love to try the peppermint mocha!!

  140. Bonnie Peeling says:

    I would try the eggnog latte.

  141. Amanda Rauch says:

    Oh the Egg Nog Latte sounds heavenly!!

  142. Terra Heck says:

    White Chocolate Latte
    Thanks
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  143. Carolsue says:

    Raspberry Chocolate Latte! Yum!

  144. Danielle D says:

    raspberry chocolate latte

  145. abeer says:

    basic latte

  146. brian says:

    Creme Caramel Latte

  147. I would love to try the pumpkin spice latte. Thanks for the chance to win!

  148. Julie Thompson says:

    Not sure which but it would be fun to try all of them over and over enjoy all of there deliciousiness. Thank you for the giveaway

  149. jessie says:

    white chocolate latte

  150. richelle bowers says:

    creme caramel lattee yuuum

  151. Sarah Taylor says:

    Definitely the Gingerbread Latte, mmmm.

  152. Kathryn Mcneal says:

    The gingerbread latte sounds great as well as the pumpkin spice latte.

  153. Matt G says:

    Looks really good. Hope we win !!!

  154. Cherie Montorio says:

    I would like to try the Coconut Cream .

  155. Elizabeth M says:

    Sweet cinnamon Latte

  156. micheal dale grim says:

    for me its the creme caramel latte

  157. nichol tone says:

    the hot chocalate

  158. rachel says:

    I’d like to try their Smore Hot Chocolate recipe

  159. Rebecca T. says:

    The white chocolate latte! Yummy!

  160. Lori says:

    I would be thrilled to win Im now using a old coffee maker I would try the Green Tea Latte recipe first

  161. Chrissy Nestor says:

    I’d like to try the Frothy Hot Chocolate, sounds delicious!

    chrissylea1979 (at)gmail(dot) com

  162. Kaila says:

    Irish Latte :)

  163. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    Frothy Hot Chocolate
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  164. Paula Tavernie says:

    Gingerbread Latte!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  165. Tina Taylor says:

    the eggnog latte

  166. peggy fedison says:

    most definitely raspberry chocolate latte please!! yummm

  167. KATHY DALTON says:

    i would love to try Raspberry Chocolate Latte…what a combination

  168. Hoa Le says:

    I would like to try the Raspberry Chocolate Latte recipe.

  169. kyle larson says:

    pumpkin spice latte

  170. diane Baum says:

    gingerbread latte please

  171. Jeni lutz says:

    Sweet Cinnamon Latte

  172. Daraya says:

    I would love to try the Peppermint Latte recipe! :)

  173. Amanda G. says:

    White chocolate latte sounds amazing!

  174. Margie Young says:

    Irish Latte, with the brown sugar in it, it just sounds sooo good !!

  175. Tabitha P. says:

    i’d like the Crème Caramel Latte

  176. Stephanie says:

    White Chocolate Latte!

  177. MaryR says:

    I’d like to try the Raspberry Chocolate Latte first.

  178. sherri says:

    I would make a frothy hot chocolate

  179. Erin says:

    raspberry chocolate!!!!!!!

  180. Ron L. says:

    eggnog latte!

  181. Deb K says:

    The Chocolate Latte

  182. brandi glenn says:

    I would love this!

  183. ally marie says:

    i would like to try Irish Latte

  184. Christine says:

    the Creme Caramel Latte

  185. robyn paris says:

    I’d like to make the creme caramel latte

  186. Chris says:

    Irish Latte! Except I would use real irish cream, if you catch my drift n_n

  187. Jennifer Nixon says:

    Eggnog Latte sounds yummy. Thanks for this giveaway.

  188. Erica C. says:

    The Eggnog Latte sounds good.

  189. Mechele Johnson says:

    The Creme Caramel! Yummy!

  190. Shirley Hicks says:

    White Chocolate Latte

  191. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    Peppermint latte! Yummy!

  192. Natalie says:

    The s’mores hot chocolate sounds like a good recipe to start with!

  193. A. Anderson says:

    chocolate latte

  194. For this time of year, it’s got to be the Peppermint Latte!

  195. JD Northwest says:

    You had me at Amaretto Latte.

  196. Sherry Compton says:

    Mexican hot chocolate with the cayenne

  197. abbi says:

    oh Smores hot chocolate for sure yummmm

  198. Brandy B says:

    Crème Caramel Latte

  199. julie murphy says:

    The chocolate latte

  200. Francisca says:

    want to try out the green tea latte :)

  201. Mary DeBorde says:

    I bet they are all delicious! But I’d love to make the White Chocolate Latte <3

  202. Laura says:

    Creme Caramel Latte

  203. jen gersch says:

    irish latte

  204. Jennifer Reed says:

    I want to try the gingerbread latte first.

  205. Michelle W says:

    I would try the White Chocolate Latte first

  206. Tammy Shelton says:

    Think my Grands would love some Peppermint Latte on Christmas Eve while we’re waiting on Santa!

  207. I would make the Mexican Hot Chocolate first :)

  208. Amy Lee says:

    The chai latte!

  209. Melinda says:

    I would like the try the Chocolate Latte!

  210. Andrea says:

    I want to try the Peppermint Latte!

  211. Eileen Burke says:

    I’d love to try the White Choclate latte first! Yum!

  212. Nolan says:

    This would be a good gift for my parents!

  213. Ellie W says:

    I would try the Frothy Hot Chocolate

  214. Jessica says:

    I’d liket o try the white chocolate latte or chai latte…YYUMMMMY!

  215. SALLY Mcintyre says:

    The Creme Caramel Latte! Sounds so yummy!

  216. Carol Phillips says:

    The eggnog latte is gonna be my favourite!

  217. KJ says:

    Pumpkin spice latte!

  218. sarah cool says:

    I would love to try the white chocolate latter first

  219. Sand says:

    I would like to try the White Chocolate Latte.

  220. Nicole C. says:

    I would love to try the Coconut Crème Latte.

  221. Aaron Bretveld says:

    I would like to try the Irish Latte since I’ve been on a big Baily’s kick lately.

  222. Julie Harris says:

    white chocolate latte is what I would like to try

  223. Pauline M says:

    I would love to try out the Sweet Cinnamon Latte!

  224. Kristen says:

    The White Chocolate Latte sounds delicious.

  225. susan smoaks says:

    i would try the gingerbread latte first

  226. Janell says:

    White chocolate latte is the one I want to try.

  227. Erica F says:

    YUM! I would totally try the White Chocolate Latte first!

  228. liz l says:

    I’d try White Chocolate Latte!

  229. sharon cowles says:

    Coconut Crème Latte is first on my list… I love coconut

  230. Tamar says:

    sweet cinnamon latte

  231. Sadie E says:

    I’d try the White Chocolate Latte!

  232. Laurie Emerson says:

    I would like to try the Chocolate Latte first.

  233. Kayte CookWatts says:

    Irish Latte

  234. Amber says:

    Amaretto Latte!

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