And because of that, we just have to have a cup or two (or three!) every day to have that magic in us. If you have a stovetop espresso maker at home, like Purplespoilz’ Bialetti Brikka 2 Cup Espresso Maker, it doesn’t mean you have to limit yourself to drinking espresso coffee every single day.
Make a variety of coffee drinks at home with these classic coffee recipes.
Take note, an espresso shot is approximately 50-100 ml of coffee from your stovetop espresso coffee maker.
From Espresso to Americano
In a mug, pour a shot of espresso. Add in hot water until the mix reaches a little below the mug’s brim. Then add milk and sugar depending on your preference.
Whipping a Latte
Lattes are characteristically known for the milk froth. So, your drink’s look and taste depend on how you heat your milk up. You’ll achieve thin natural milk froth if you heat it using a pan on the stove. Microwaving the milk can also produce froth. Use an uncapped microwave-safe jar to do this. After heating the milk, replace the cap and shake the jar. The best way to produce superior milk froth is through a “frother.”
To enjoy a cup of latte, pour a shot of espresso into your milk.
This is just another version of a latte. But instead of milk, add cocoa powder (depending on your preference) to your cup of espresso. Top with marshmallows and enjoy the sweetness of your chocolate-y drink.
Enjoy flavoured coffee at home by purchasing flavoured syrups that you can then add to your cup of espresso, Americano or latte. Hazelnut is a favorite as it gives a delicious nutty aroma and taste to your brew.
Make two cups to enjoy with a friend and spread coffee love around!