Mother’s Day: Expert shares tips for making mom’s favorite cafe

CHICAGO (WLS) — If your mom loves cafe-style coffee drinks, you may be able to brew up her favorite drink at home.

Rafa Owens is a barista at PiniPico Brazilian Cafe and shared some tips for making a better cup of coffee.

Iced Coffee

  • Use the mason jar method. Add 1.5 tablespoons of ground coffee per cup of water to the mason jar.
  • Stir and sit in the fridge for at least 24 hours.
  • Strain the coffee using a cheesecloth, coffee filter, or coffee sock.
  • Freeze leftover coffee to use as ice cubes

Hot Coffee

  • For an even, mild cup of coffee use a drip coffee maker.
  • For a bolder, darker flavor, try a French press.
  • Heat up the cup with warm water before pouring the coffee in the mug.


  • Melt in chocolate for sweetness.
  • Use condensed milk, honey, agave or vanilla for sweetness.
  • Spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, or cardamom can change the flavor.

PiniPico Brazilian Cafe is also offering Mother’s Day packages, if you want to take mom out for a treat.

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