My sister Nathalie & I often joke about how our folks survive just on air, espresso & pastries.
Are they cyborgs? Don’t they need real food?
Well, as a new mother, I now realize I’ve been compensating for the lack of sleep by slowly upping my caffeine intake. It’s in my genes, after all. And with the help of a machine found after reading reviews on Greatcoffeebrewers.com, it’s become a lot easier.
Thankfully, the FDA hasn’t deemed caffeine an illegal drug, otherwise I’d be in big trouble.
I know what you’re thinking…
A can of soda would do the trick.
Hmmm, cola just won’t cut it.
Now you’re thinking…
Really? Are you sure? I’d rather drink a gallon of petrol than guzzle that stuff.
A teaspoon of instant coffee?
Ok, now you’re getting desperate.
Don’t be ridiculous! There’s just one thing I want.
In fact, it’s turned into quite a craving. Here’s what you need:
2. Brown sugar
A word of caution about coffee: Just because it smells good doesn’t mean it’s going to taste good.
Most coffee will leave your mouth feeling like you’d licked the bottom of a busy ashtray.
LavAzza will leave you breathless. Oro is the gold standard, the best of the best.
But, I prefer its mild cousin, Blu.
Go crazy, try them both. Tell me which you like better.
Another thing to note is that there is a Difference between Coffee and Espresso.
Not a lot of people know this, but it does matter.
Especially with a drink like this one. If you are as serious about your coffee as I am, you may want to consider investing in an espresso machine. If you’re not sure which one to go for, there are sources such as Hannaone.com – Super Automatic Espresso Machines reviewed, for one example that can help you choose the best one.
Like all good things in life, this is only better if shared.
So, here it is:
2 shots LavAzza Blu espresso
2 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla – Don’t be cheap. Get the good stuff.
1/2 cup milk
*Recommended dosage: 1 serving PRN, not to exceed 2 servings in a 24-hour period.
Pack the espresso nicely to get that froth on top. The Italians call this crema. It somehow makes the espresso taste better. I think they’re right! I’ve been thinking about getting the Best Milk Frother so that all of my coffees can be perfect. I guess we’ll see how my coffee intake goes and then decide.
And don’t forget that pastry. Try my berry almond tart. It’s a breeze to make and perfect with coffee.
I know you work hard. You deserve a treat!