Quick, easy and a great way to win yourself a small coffee moment! This recipe makes two double shots, but it's the method that's important. If you like your espresso lighter or stronger, adjust the amount of grinds accordingly.
- ¼ cup (18 g) high-quality, dark roast coffee, finely ground
- ½ cup, @ 200° F (almost boiling)
- ½ cup low-fat milk, optional for latte or cappuccino
- Add coffee to press pot.
- Bring water to just below the boiling point. Watch for small bubbles coming to the top.
- Seal pot and let sit for one minute.
- Pump plunger several times until thin layer of foam forms on top of espresso. Then press and enjoy!
- Heat milk in microwave safe measuring glass or the carafe of a home frother.
- Attach lid to manual frother and pump until milk foams and doubles in volume. If you don’t have a frother, an immersion blender or a strong, sustained shake can create a little foam in milk.
I received a Nespresso Aeroccino Milk Frother as a gift a couple years ago (thanks, Mom!), and now I can't live without it. I am not being paid to write this, I just REALLY love foam in my coffee. At one time I had the Starbuck's milk frother, but it didn't work as well and lost its steam within a year's time.
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