Cappucino is sexier than a glass of wine? I think so. Do not get me wrong I love a great wine paired with an amazing dish. Pinot Noir is my wine of choice for the moment. But there is something about having a cappucino that can create a wonderful intimate converstation with the one you love.
I do not know about you but I just feel a bit hipper when I am strolling the shops, cappucino in hand. I am not sure if this comes from our pop culture of paparazzi photos of celebrities with identifiable Starbucks paper cups in their hand while wearing their laid back California or city hip New York style.
When my husband and I moved to Germany 15 years ago that is when we discovered Cappucino. Once returning home state side a regular coffee just would not do and the cost of a cappucino on a daily basis for two added up quickly. So we set off to buy a Cappucino machine. We started off with an inexpensive brand, Mr. Coffee a fully manual machine. I believe it cost us $15USD at the time. After going through 4 machines, since our daily intakes would burn the machines motor in less than a year, we determined that we are and will forever be cappucino lovers. We splurged and bought an automatic cappucino machine. We are not materialist people, but we love our machine. When I awake in the morning and turn on the kitchen lights, there it is placed on our counter top looking so absolutely magnificent. I can almost hear angels singing and a light shining from heaven upon it. This is our time as a couple, children still asleep and we can come together and enjoy our moment of peace and uninterupted conversation or just say nothing at all and just enjoy eachothers company while we dive into our IPads to get the most up todate news, read e-mails and check in on our friends and family through our social media accounts.
Where in the world have you had your favorite cup of cappucino?
My most memorable cup was in Gothenburg, Sweden outside a coffee/cigar shop named, Cigaren. We sat in front of the seven seas fountain in the cold with wonderfully woven thick wool blankets courtsey of the coffee shop. The cappucino’s were served in glassware; shaker glass style and kept our hand warm in the cold. It was an amazing moment. Share your favorite place you have had your coffee beverage of choice!
Taste like home…We now are currently living as expats in the middle east and having a taste of home is even more of importance for our sanity. Thank goodness the middle eastern country we currently reside in loves the American Food and Beverage Franchises so we can enjoy our taste of home. We just need a Starbuck’s with a drive through window and I will feel a little closer to home.
I learned how to make the perfect cappucino from an article in GQ magazine. I hope you will find this helpful as well:
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- Why did 1,701 people apply for just eight barista jobs? (guardian.co.uk)
- Pour it Forward: Canada Shares the Love at Tim Hortons (businessweek.com)
- Starbucks iCup In the House! (raventools.com)