I tend to stay away from sweet coffee drinks; I prefer cappuccinos and freshly brewed coffee with a little bit of cream. There are a few places here in the Mission that tempt me with their sweeter coffee drinks though. What makes Coffee Bar’s vanilla bean latte and Sightglass’ vanilla cold brew so great? Homemade syrup.
Vanilla Simple Syrup
Take the vanilla bean and slice it open. Scrape out the seeds, and throw the seeds and the pod into a small pot.