Caffe Cagliari, a 100 year old Italian family company, now make coffee capsules which are compatible with Nespresso machines. I don’t own a Nespresso machine unfortunately but I do have a rather lovely coffee maker that I bought in Italy. I love the retro design and it makes delicious espresso. that I mix with warm frothy milk for latte and cappuccino.
I think the best place to drink coffee is in Italy, so my little coffee pot transports me back there for 10 minutes a day.
It reminds me of hot sun, refreshingly cold swimming pools, fun and frolics in the water with the boys and lazy lounging reading by the pool (with one eye on children obvs!) . At some point we would head to a cafe for delicious cappuccino, water and ice cream. The perfect pick me up to kick start the day or revive you after a day at the pool!
Last year Ethan thought he was very grown up to have a taste of my cappuccino. I think he mostly got the milky froth but loved it regardless.
I have now become a bit of a coffee snob and bland, tasteless instant coffee holds little appeal. Taking the time to make a pot of coffee and relax to drink it has become a treat I relish.
My favorite biscuit to have with coffee has to be squidgy, chewy, yummy almond cookies – Amaretti. I have never actually made these myself but now I have found the recipe I plan to (though think I will have to double or triple these quantities!)1 egg white 75g caster sugar 85g ground almonds 1/4 teaspoon almond extract (or you can use Amaretto almond liqueur) Pinch of salt
- Add egg white to a mixing bowl and beat till double (it doesn’t have to be firm).
- Add sugar and whisk till combined
- Fold in ground almonds cutting the batter carefully with a spatula
- Add almond extract and salt and keep folding to combine
- Make small balls with your hands and place the cookies on parchment paper
- Dust with icing sugar and bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown in a hot oven (200 degrees)
I found this recipe here.
Are you a coffee fan? How do you enjoy yours?
Disclosure: I was sent complimentary coffee cups, sweets, mini biscuits and nespresso sachets which inspired me to write this post.