A lovely cup of green tea, a multi-green veggie juice, hot water with lemon and honey? No…They just won’t cut it at my life stage:D
COFFEE is the very much preferred “morning must-have drink/drug” for me! It is irresistible and irreplaceable~~~!
More specifically, my LOVE is cappuccino. *_^
There are 3 major ingredients for cappuccino: espresso, hot milk, and steamed-milk foam.
Given the fact that espresso is always coffee, but coffee is not always espresso, espresso is brewed by water that is forced up threw finely ground coffee because of steam pressure.
The above pictures give you the idea how I make my espresso by using the moka pot, which is easy and fresh in my opinion.
The moka pot was created by Bialetti and rose to popularity in Italy in the 1930s and the basic design has been copied ever since. I have tried moka pots from various brands and my #1 fave is still the original Bialetti! Moka pots come in different cup sizes, as you can see from my pictures, I have 2 cups and 6 cups pots depending on different occasions.
In regard to the “milk and foam” part, I use the milk steamer from the Starbucks Steam Espresso Maker. Again, it is easy and reliable!
Last but not least, coffee bean selection is another yummy topic, which deserves its own post IMO. My current favorite is the “EL DIABLO DARK ROAST” from Intelligentsia. The taste is simply amazing! No matter which beans you select, for the freshest tasting coffee, I recommend starting with whole beans and grinding them fresh for each pot!
Well, that is my daily “irresistible” story, I’d love to hear about yours~~~! 🙂
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