Shandeh wrote:I LOVE coffee. And I also really love hot tea.
Tonight, I was shopping at my local thrift store, and found a brand new espresso machine for a great price. It was still in the original package, all wrapped up securely, with the owner's manual included.
So, now I'm learning how to make espresso and cappuccino for the very first time. I've watched some how-to videos online, and I'm ready to give it a try.
Do any of you have an espresso machine in your home?
What other coffee or tea beverages do you enjoy making at home?
I have been making hot tea for years, using a simple teapot, covered with a handknit cozy. So, I'm good with that. And I also have a Senseo coffee machine, so I'm experienced at making that as well. This espresso machine is my next adventure. Wish me luck!
Shandeh wrote:I did it!
You're right, lialab - I just needed to give it a try. No trouble at all.
I made some espresso, steamed some milk, then put it all together in a tall mug. Then, I added some flavoring and some more milk. I didn't name my creation - just enjoyed drinking it.
I've had a decent coffee grinder for a few years, so I was ready to make my espresso fine grind. But, it had a few "chunky" parts in it. I think I need a new grinder. That's next on the list.
Now that I've used the machine once, I feel confident to try different things with it.
ladycath wrote:I never acquired a tasted for coffee...my idea of coffee is jamocha almond fudge ice cream
I love tea, good strong English or Irish Breakfast...sweet and white. Since I was in England when I was 7 and 8, I picked up a taste for white tea and I still drink it that way. I also love the Holiday Spice tea from The English Tea Store. Instead of relying on lemon peel like most, they use orange and I like to sweeten it with cinnamon honey.
Shandeh wrote:Ah! So THAT's what you mean by white tea.
Like you, I drank a lot of sweet southern iced tea when I was growing up. By the gallon!
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