An essential part of my morning consists of a little 10 minute routine that results in the perfect cappuccino, latte or iced-latte… so for those who love delicious coffee or even just fabulous foam, I’m giving you a heads up that this little collection of items (see photo above), if given a chance, will become your new best friend.
THE ITEMS. First, there’s the old-school Italian espresso machine: It’s a life changer. I was never a fan of American drip-coffee (and I still can’t drink straight espresso) but when it’s used to make a cappuccino, latte or an iced latte, it’s absolute amazing! Then there’s the milk foamer: I am obsessed with foam. It has to be just right: fluffy, smooth, dense and creamy (without air bubbles). For hot milk the metal piece is great and can be placed directly on the burner before using the foamer, and for cold milk I use the ceramic one… it creates the best foam ever, perfect for chai lattes too.
While some may think that the process is too involved, or they’d rather use a more modern coffee pot or Nespresso machine as opposed to the manual option, I have to tell you that I’ve succeeded in gradually converting friends and family members who felt the same way initially, so it’s absolutely worth a try 🙂