Bertram’s Brew Coffee Recipe: London Fog Latte (S1E13)

Embark on a journey to the misty streets of London with Bertram and Beatrice’s latest adventure. Inspired by their travels, this London Fog Latte recipe is a warm embrace of English breakfast tea, velvety steamed milk, and a whisper of vanilla. Perfect for cozy mornings or afternoons filled with reflection, this latte is a tribute to the city’s enduring spirit. But first, the adventures of Bertram and Beatrice…

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Following their unforgettable journey through Venice, Bertram and Beatrice find themselves enveloped in the cool, misty air of early morning London. The city’s blend of historical grandeur and modern vibrancy greets them as the locket dims to a soft glow, signaling their new destination.

Bertram, ever the explorer, adjusts his safari hat against the London drizzle, while Beatrice, her eyes reflecting the city’s early light, clutches the locket close. The pair, guided by the pulsing warmth of the locket, navigate the winding streets and alleys until they stumble upon a cozy, dimly lit café nestled between the towering facades of London’s architectural marvels.

The café, known as “The Steaming Kettle,” is a haven for coffee enthusiasts and history buffs alike. Its walls are lined with antique coffee paraphernalia, and its air is rich with the aroma of freshly ground beans. The barista, a jovial man with keen eyes, welcomes them with a knowing smile. “Ah, the adventurers with the locket,” he says, as if he had been expecting them. “You’re here to uncover the secret of the London Fog Latte, I presume?”

Intrigued, Bertram and Beatrice nod eagerly. The barista proceeds to share the tale of the London Fog Latte, a beverage born from the city’s foggy embrace. He explains how the blend of strong English breakfast tea, steamed milk, and a hint of vanilla creates a comforting concoction that captures the essence of London’s spirit.

As they sip their London Fog Lattes, the pair listen to stories of London’s coffee houses of old, where intellectuals, writers, and artists gathered to debate and create. They learn how these coffee houses were not just places to enjoy a cup but were the heart of London’s social and cultural revolution.

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Suddenly, the locket begins to glow with an intensity that catches everyone’s attention. The barista watches in awe as Marco steps through the door, his presence no longer a shadow but a guiding force. “The locket is ready to reveal its final secret,” Marco announces, his voice tinged with both excitement and sadness.

He explains that the locket’s journey was designed to teach its bearers about the power of connection—how coffee, in its myriad forms, brings people together across continents and eras. “But the true magic,” Marco reveals, “lies in the stories you’ve collected, the friendships you’ve forged, and the understanding you’ve gained. The locket’s final secret is that its power is not in the journey but in the legacy you leave behind.”

With heavy hearts but enlightened spirits, Bertram and Beatrice prepare to bid farewell to Marco and their travels. As they step outside, the locket’s glow fades, leaving them back in their beloved park, the memories of their adventures a treasure trove of stories to share.

Bertram and Beatrice realize their journey with the locket was only the beginning. They look forward to a future where they can continue to explore the world’s coffees, cultures, and connections, their bond strengthened by the legacy of the locket. Stay tuned for Season 2…..

Coffee Recipe


  • English Breakfast Tea: 1 tea bag or 2 teaspoons of loose-leaf tea. This robust, full-bodied tea serves as the base of your latte.
  • Milk: About 2/3 cup (160 ml). You can use any type of milk you prefer, such as whole milk for creaminess or almond milk for a dairy-free option.
  • Vanilla Extract: 1/2 teaspoon. Pure vanilla extract adds a sweet, aromatic flavor that complements the tea wonderfully.
  • Sweetener: Sugar or honey to taste. Adjust the sweetness according to your preference.
  • Optional Garnish: A sprinkle of dried lavender or a dash of cinnamon for garnishing. Lavender adds a unique floral note, while cinnamon brings warmth to the drink.


  • Brew a strong cup of English breakfast tea. Use 1 tea bag or 2 teaspoons of loose-leaf tea for about 8 ounces of boiling water. Let it steep for 4-5 minutes to ensure the flavor is strong enough to shine through the milk.
  • Steam milk until it’s frothy and warm. If you don’t have a milk steamer, you can warm the milk on the stove or in a microwave and then whisk it vigorously or use a milk frother to create foam.
  • Add a dash of vanilla extract to the milk. This adds a sweet, aromatic flavor that complements the robustness of the English breakfast tea. Adjust the amount of vanilla to taste, but starting with about ½ teaspoon for a cup should be a good baseline.
  • Combine the tea and vanilla-infused milk. Pour the brewed tea into your cup, followed by the frothy vanilla milk. For a classic London Fog Latte, aim for a ratio of about 2:3 tea to milk, but feel free to adjust according to your preference.
  • Sweeten with sugar or honey to taste. London Fog Lattes typically have a hint of sweetness to balance the flavors. Start with a teaspoon of your chosen sweetener and adjust if necessary.
  • Garnish with a sprinkle of lavender or a dash of cinnamon. This step is optional but adds a lovely aromatic touch to your latte. Lavender is traditional for a London Fog, but cinnamon can offer a warmer note suitable for colder days.

As Bertram and Beatrice have shown us, the essence of coffee (and tea) lies in the stories and connections they inspire. This London Fog Latte is more than a drink; it’s a journey through the heart of London, capturing the warmth and mystery of the city’s foggy days. Savor each sip and let it transport you to the cobblestone streets and historic cafes where ideas and dreams brew alongside the perfect cup. And don’t forget to check out our other coffee recipes on our blog. Happy brewing!

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