I don't normally BRAG but a good friend of mine sent me this Nespresso CitiZ D120 automatic espresso maker & milk frother as a gift.
I fell in LOVE with this machine when I first walked into the Nespresso cafe here in Soho. Ever been there? Anyhow, I knew their cappuccinos were pretty good, but I never thought their machines would actually give me the same coffee taste I had at the cafe. So, the gift arrived a few weeks ago & I've been using it almost every other day.
In my opinion this machine creates crema like a professional barista would & the best part is you can use soy milk! Finally. Another cool feature is the milk frother, this little side gadget will froth milk super fast & like magic! Nespresso also has a TON of different coffees to try out, from decaf lungo (my fave) to super dark strong ones! There's still a few flavors I'd love to try....
pretty sleek & shiny no?
placing the coffee pod into the easy flip up & down top.
Aaaaaah soy dream. I'd say this is the best soy milk to use, really creates a thick froth.
You can fill the milk frother according to how many cups you'll be drinking!
remember to close that lid...easy stuff.
press the button on the frother to start up the milk frother! This is the magic button, I swear. Froth ready in about 15 seconds...
select your cup. lungo or espresso? For my cappuccino,I selected lungo.
There it comes. Nice color right? Oh & the smell of coffee...ahhh!
The hot steam is clouding things up here, but still smells great!
If you want a bit more, just press the green button at the top again..Red light on frother means it's not done yet, when it turns off, we have froth.
Red light off....ta da! FROTH.
just pour it into your coffee and don't be shy, use a small spoon to scoop that froth out if it's too thick.
Add sugar, I use splenda and then add a little something sweet like a Jovial chocolate cream filled cookie on the side! Gluten free & delicious!
There you have it! I tried to make a HEART with the cocoa...what do you think?? A bit crazy looking?!
Frothy & pretty no matter what angle I shoot it from...
Speaking of cocoa powder, I use one called Barefoot Contessa, which is actually a hot chocolate mix. I believe I got it at Sur La Table.
If you're looking to have a top notch machine right in you're home that's fast & easy to clean, I'd definitely recommend the Nespresso. This machine totally delivers, I love it!
-images by jen ramos