My life changed quite a lot over the last couple of years. One thing that stayed and will always be a constant in my day-to-day hustle, is my love for coffee. Being a reader of Spunkyrella, of course you know that already, but there’s just something about coffee and the different ways I like to enjoy mine, that deserves a closer observation….
Give me all the creamy milk froth
I like my coffee strong. Made from a mix of robusta and arabica beans but not too much acidity. That’s why usually espresso doesn’t work for me. Like Carrie Bradshaw once said: “I like my coffee like hearing the truth, with a touch of milk in it.” In my case, that milk needs to be soy or almond milk and frothed into creamy perfection. Since I am still looking for someone who just gets it, I might need to become my very own barista.
For the new place, I finally want to get my own Dream Home Coffee Bar and a pump espresso machine, I can actually handle. Including milk frother and all. From what I know so far, DeLonghi is where it’s at. I am still on the fence about getting the DeLonghi Dedica Slimline Espresso Maker or rather the Icona Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker. I can’t decide! But I know that I need to quit the habit of pricey lattes to go asap.
My Current Ritual at home
Back in my old apartment, I got myself a Bialetti Moka Express Stovetop Coffee Maker. The technique is quite simple and the result is full of flavor and my kind of strong and works great with or without sugar and a nice shot of milk.
As a true java junkie at heart, that should tick all the boxes, right?! Well, kind of. A cup of coffee from the Bialetti smells and tastes amazing, but I do miss the milk froth and don’t care so much for electronic frothers…
the perfect iced coffee for summer
During the hot and humid summers in Vienna, I bet I could actually live of cooled watermelon chunks and iced coffee. The latter works best made with my Bodum French Press. As I said, I have nearly tried all the tools so far. With this gem, I like to use coarse ground coffee, lots of icecubes and a splash of almond milk or sometimes even coconut milk, when I need something more savory.
Now you know the way to my heart, people: a perfect cup of coffee ♥