Cappuccino Lovers, this is for you
In a perfect world, we all have a nice espresso machine on our kitchen counter. In reality they can be expensive and complicated little gems. Those who’ve ever tried to use the steam wand will understand the challenge.
But if you’re a cappuccino fanatic, relax. There are other shortcuts to treat yourself to an awesome cappuccino at home without fancy gadgetry. A great and fresh coffee (scoop: our 1550 will make you a sweet cappuccino), fresh milk, a whisk and your favourite coffee cup, is all what you need.
1. First things first: steam the milk. Whole or skim, it’s up to you but keep in mind that the fat is what provides flavour and texture. This is why whole milk makes the best froth – it’s well worth some extra kilos! Heat up about half a cup of milk (only fresh, mercy) on a stove top over medium heat, let it simmer until bubbles form around the edges and remove the pan from the heat before it boils. No cheating, don’t steam your milk twice.
2. It’s time for the sporty part: immediately whip the milk until it turns into a fluffy foam and keep whipping if you see any large bubbles.
3.Now, brew an espresso with your favourite preparation method, whether you go for a modest espresso machine or a more traditional toy like the Moka pot or the Aeropress. Just try to avoid small espresso cups – you won’t be able to add the milk-part afterwards.
4.You’re nearly there! Top the espresso off with your foamed milk. Your inner would also like to start pouring at the center, then continuing in a circular motion out toward the rim. An authentic cappuccino formula calls for 1/3 espresso, 1/3 steamed milk and 1/3 milk foam. Don’t give up if your first try does not look quite the same as on the superstar #foodporn feeds – its proper preparation asks for training… and a sophisticated digital SLR camera to show off on Instagram.
Tell us: We’d love to hear how your last cappuccino creation (and Instagram picture) went.