Luscious Latte’s and Learning Curves –
I’ve never been a huge coffee fan. But I do get headaches quite frequently. . . and being the stubborn sort I don’t like taking pain killers. I have discovered that most of the time I can ease my headaches with a latte. I don’t know why regular coffee doesn’t work and latte’s do. . . I think that would be interesting to know, however.
So, due to the price of a latte (Much too much!) I decided to try and learn to make my own. Unfortunately that meant I would need some way to make espresso. Sounds expensive, doesn’t it?
I picked up a book from the library called ‘I Love Coffee’ that gave me quite a bit of good information on various espresso makers as well as a boatload of recipes. The espresso maker that totally fascinated me is a ‘Moka’ style pot. It’s a little stovetop percolator of sorts. Apparently the best are made by ‘Bialetti’, but I don’t have that kind of cash, so I started looking around in the little discount stores in the area. The one pictured is the one I ended up buying. It’s a little three shot Primula. I paid about $6.00 for it at Ross. So far, I think I’ve had more fun playing with it than I have in drinking the coffee I’ve made with it.
I definitely recommend “I Love Coffee” if you need some information on making espresso. I think the process has been more fun than anything for me.