If you want a lighter version (in taste and color) of this latte, use the lesser amount of pumpkin puree. If you’re a pumpkin lover though, you’ll want to use the greater amount. I have no doubt that my Pumpkin Butter could be substituted in place of the pumpkin puree for a richer version of this latte; I’ll be trying that soon! I measured my maple syrup by filling my ¼ cup measuring cup that I used to measure the Kahlua only half way; hence, the mention of both 2 tbsp and 1/8 cup. Taste your latte before heating to see if you would like to make any adjustments to amounts. Add whipped cream and/or cinnamon stick before serving for an even more special version of this latte. I don’t like to leave the cinnamon stick in my latte. I just like to stir it with the cinnamon stick occasionally as I drink it so I only get a mild cinnamon flavor. (I don’t want the cinnamon taste to take away from the heavenly Kahlua and maple vibe in this latte.) I used my special mug (from our local Dirty Bird Pottery) that my mother-in-law gave me for Christmas last year. It's a mug that has a place for your tea bag. Surprisingly, either a tea bag or a cinnamon stick will "sit" well in the holder until one really tips up the mug to get the very last drop of one's beverage.