Caffeine and Cassette Tapes: 3 Breakfast Drinks Inspired By The 80s


The 80s! It was a decade bursting with neon colors, unforgettable music beats, and style that was one of a kind.

As the whir of cassette tapes provided the soundtrack to many memorable moments, there was always a coffee cup in hand to fuel those energetic dance-offs and arcade marathons.

Now, as we find ourselves in a world of digital playlists and artisanal coffee, it's time to blend the vibrant energy of the 80s with our modern-day coffee culture.

Join me as we journey back in time with three coffee creations that capture the essence of this iconic decade. Prepare for a sip down memory lane!


Miyagi's Bonsai Bliss

"Wax on, wax off" this invigorating green tea beverage. Great pick me up for your morning.


  • 2 tsp matcha powder
  • 4 oz water
  • 1 oz coconut milk
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Whisk the matcha powder with hot water (4oz) until smooth and without lumps.
  • Add honey, vanilla and lime juice
  • Place in the fridge for 30 min. to 1 hour to let chill
  • Pour tea over a glass filled with ice
  • Pour coconut milk over top


    Moonwalk Caramel Latte

    Inspired by the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, this coffee has a smooth caramel twist with a surprising pop.


    • 1 shot espresso
    • 1 cup steamed milk
    • 1 tbsp caramel syrup
    • A dash of sea salt
    • Pop Rocks candy (for the rim)


    • Wet the rim of your mug, then dip it in a plate of Pop Rocks to coat.
    • Combine espresso and caramel syrup in the mug.
    • Add steamed milk.
    • Sprinkle with a light dash of sea salt on top.



    Great Balls Of Fire!

    Bold and unpredictable, just like Maverick


    • 1 shot of espresso (or a double for more kick)
    • 1/4 teaspoon of smoked paprika 
    • A pinch of cayenne pepper
    • 1 tablespoon of dark brown sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
    • Whipped cream (optional for topping)
    • Cocoa powder (optional, for garnish)
    • A small cinnamon stick 


    • Brew a strong shot of espresso.
    • Combine the smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, dark brown sugar, and vanilla extract in a separate bowl to form a smooth paste.
    • Stir the spicy paste into the hot espresso until it's completely dissolved.
    • Pour the spicy espresso into a pre-warmed mug.
    • If desired, top with whipped cream.
    • Sprinkle a touch of cocoa powder on top
    • Place the cinnamon stick inside



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