Running for Coffee

Want to see two of my new favorite kitchen gadgets?

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I love this stovetop espresso maker!

And, as a CSN Preferred Blogger, I was able to review this awesome Nespresso frother!

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I love a good latte. I love the mix of perfectly brewed espresso, steamed milk, and that little bit of froth.

But I do not enjoy the $3-4 per latte that I end up spending at coffeehouses.

I’ve been wanting an espresso maker for home, but we’re seriously lacking in counter space, so I knew I could never actually have one of the big, bulky machines.

The stovetop espresso maker was the perfect solution. I had just enough space in one of our cabinets to store it when it’s not being used, and I also moved a few things around to fit this frother ;)

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Just check out that foam!

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I don’t have the time to make a latte at home every morning, but I love having the option now.

Plus, it’s just one more way I can make a new thing at home, save some money, and know exactly what I’m getting.

And today, a big cup of coffee was definitely needed. It’s been a crazy morning!

Nick and I got up and went running (woohoo!), came home, showered, made breakfast, and got ready for work. But when I sat down to start working, my computer didn’t load right, so I had to restore it/back it up and wait for it to be ready. Oh well – everything is working now :)

This morning, I made myself a frothy coffee – just regular coffee made in our syphon with some steamed/frothed milk.

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The best part about this frother? You can have it froth and heat your milk or just froth it/whisk it and keep it cold! I am in love.

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Even though it’s sweltering today, I wanted some hot coffee and a big oatmeal pancake.

The oatmeal pancake was the normal recipe:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • pinch salt
  • cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

Cook it in a skillet, flip once, eat!

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This morning, I topped it with some White Chocolate Wonderful and diced local peach.

Sweet, salty, melty. Yum.

The perfect post-run breakfast!

 

16 comments

  1. I don’t even like coffee, but that froth looks incredible!

  2. Beautiful froth! And those peaches look so refreshing!

  3. I’ve been looking into stove top espresso makers. Thanks for the post!

  4. I’m not a big coffee person beyong loving the smell..but this looks amazing!! And nothing wrong with hot meals on hot days :) Especially in the case of pancakes

  5. Oh how this looks like! A perfect breakfast indeed. Too bad I have to go off coffee for a while, so I could sleep during the night :/

  6. Ooo I love that you can heat and froth at the same time! I use an old jar and then put it in the microwave hahaaa

  7. Wow, that looks awesome! Seriously better than a latte you’d get in a coffee shop! Perfect froth too :)

  8. So jealous of your frothy coffee! I actually just got a job at a cafe so now I can make my own lattes for free!! :-)

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  9. I need to get on the oatmeal pancake train…:)

    When I used to work in a coffee shop, I always LOVED having steamed milk, but never could get behind the froth (I always tell them to hold the froth when I buy a latte at a shop, because I don’t like paying for air)…but your beautiful results make me tempted to try this at home….

  10. I want that frother!! That would be awesome for an iced coffee. We rarely drink a whole pot of coffee in the morning so I usually have an iced coffee when I get home.

  11. Now you can enjoy an after dinner espresso like the Europeans!

  12. Wow, that looks better than Sbucks! :)

    And I love fresh peaches with White Chocolate Wonderful. They go so well together! ;)

  13. This looks like the perfect breakfast, from that delicious chopped peach on the pancake, to the perfectly frothed milk. Jealous! And I agree – I love having a gadget that reduces the need to buy something crazy over-priced…like iced coffee!

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