I don't know what's come over me but when it comes to coffee these days I almost don't want anything to do with the just plain ol' milk and sugar ordeal. I think I've gotten so spoiled with my husband making lattes that I balk at the idea of just a regular cup of joe. It's almost sad. Sad for the lonely cup of coffee, great for me. So a few weeks back IMUSA sent over their 4 Cup Espresso & Cappuccino maker, which meant lattes for everyone! Or really, just David and I.
Nonetheless we were able to say goodbye to hand steaming our milk, which of course made all the difference in the world. Although I have to be honest, I'm still not entirely skilled on using the steamer on the machine just yet, I only get a little froth. But I think it's just me, the other guy seems to be skilled at this task. Aside from that, the machine is easy to use and I actually prefer it to my Keurig, which we ditched once this came in. Another a sweet perk of this maker, aside from the cappuccinos on a whim, is that it's not expensive. It only puts you back $30, so if it breaks I won't have a breakdown, unless it's before my morning latte, then it's likely. But judging from previous reviews and how it's run so far, I think we'll have a good run.
What do you think, are you a latte lover? Do you have Cappuccino maker at home?
Make your own Latte...
1/2 Cup Milk
1/3 Cup Espresso
Brew espresso or coffee.
Steam/Froth Milk, either with Milk Frother or Whisk.
Slowly add in espresso and voila! Latte.
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disclosure: IMUSA was kind enough to send over this espresso maker for review, as always all opinions are 100% my own.