SJ on the Move

Saturday, October 22, 2011

A Little Bit of Heaven

My new (early Christmas present) coffee machine is a Nestle Dolce Gusto and it makes latte macchiatos, which are our favorite coffee drink ever. We were first introduced to these when we lived in Germany where they are one of the most common coffee drinks. We have not been able to find the same thing here in the U.S., so have been very pleased to get a machine that makes them!

A latte macchiato is espresso added to steamed milk with a frothy milk topping usually served in a glass in order to appreciate the unique layering of each ingredient. Latte macchiatos are not to be confused with a regular latte which is steamed milk added to espresso - nor to be confused with a cappuccino which is 1/3 espresso, 1/3 hot milk, and 1/3 milk foam. Apparently there are different ways to make these drinks and no real consensus or regularity among coffee shops these days.

Even so we will enjoy our new machine and have fond memories of Germany while sipping our tasty latte macchiatos. Oh, by the way, the machine also makes mochas, iced cappuccinos, iced tea, hot chocolate, coffee, and chai tea lattes! yummy!


At 3:49 PM, Blogger Ruthie said...

This looks divine!

At 4:11 PM, Blogger Jill said...

Next time you're over here you can have one!


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