\nHave you ever wondered how to incorporate the unique, smoky flavor of bacon into your morning brew? Well, the time has come to embark on an exciting taste adventure with our Maple Bacon Latte. This recipe uses Hey Pumpkin Coffee Company's 'Slap Some Bacon on that Maple!' roast, an indulgent blend that melds the sweet taste of maple syrup with the savory richness of bacon.\nGet ready to turn your average coffee routine into a gourmet experience. Here's how you can recreate this delicious drink at home:\nIngredients\n\n6 strips of bacon\n1 cup of pure maple syrup\n1 cup of whole milk\n2 oz of 'Slap Some Bacon on that Maple!' roast, brewed as espresso\nGround cinnamon, for garnish\n1 tbsp of brown sugar (optional)\n\nInstructions\nMaple Bacon Syrup\n\nPreheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with foil.\nArrange the bacon in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15-17 minutes, until crispy.\nTransfer the bacon to a cutting board, blot with a paper towel to absorb any excess grease, and roughly chop.\nTransfer the bacon to a small saucepan, along with the maple syrup. Bring to a gentle boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes, or until slightly thickened.\nRemove the pot from the heat and let the syrup sit for 15-20 minutes. The longer it sits, the stronger the bacon flavor the syrup will have.\nStrain the syrup into an airtight container, reserving the candied bacon bits. The syrup will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.\n\nThe Perfect Maple Bacon Latte\n\nWorking in batches if needed, add the milk to a milk frother and set to the steam setting. Steam until hot. Alternatively, warm the milk on the stove in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until beginning to steam.\nIn a coffee mug, stir together the espresso and 2 tablespoons of maple bacon syrup. Add brown sugar if desired for an extra hint of sweetness.\nPour in the steamed milk until the mug is ¾ full, then top with foam.\nGarnish your delightful latte with some of the candied bacon bits and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.\nServe immediately and enjoy the warm, comforting flavors of this unique latte.\n\nThis Maple Bacon Latte is the perfect treat for cool mornings or a sweet, midday pick-me-up. Happy brewing!