Friday, December 19, 2014

Coffee Inspiration Fridays

Grad School CoffeeShop Grind

I am back on my school grind I should say so....I have made this set. Its cold here not as cold as I am used to but its enough to get away with some winter stuff. UGGs, I will see lol You get to the point that you do not care and wear your wool skirt in pride!!!. This is how I look for the most part going now a days. Ugh the struggles, lol until next time.

An Espresso drink not yet shaken

Hey there. Hows your Friday? I am going to do this post for next week and the coffee inspiration post after this. Then I will see you week after next. You know how the coffee blog is ( free spirited) and so not on a regular posting scheduled.In other news, it has been a long week. So  much has happened. Not too much happy more irritating and confusing, just having me reach for a cup of coffee to regroup.

 But yeah, do you see the picture above? The bubbles form when you shake espresso up and then pour it into a cup. I have seen this so many times and at times it is too much and I hand the cup back. Ice, espresso, soy milk, and classic syrup is the mix here. Bubbles come to the top for air, and its because they are lighter than the whole drink. As you can see that the milk is in the middle and the syrup is heavier than the espresso; which blows my mind.

But when you milk it , if made correctly; will form nicely and a dark- ish milky color. Perfection.
Happy Caffeinated Weekend

Friday, December 5, 2014

Coffee Inspiration Fridays

That caffeinated city feeling

Hey all I am on time today!! I have a link of a place in New York I am sure to visit soon( and the cat cafe too) Read it  here. Above, a real outfit that I have!! Enjoy

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Cartel Coffee Trip 2

So, I am loving that I can taste coffee from the west. You can tell  that there are a lot of the influences that comes to play . I love also telling the baristas about the east and they are not only intrigued but it makes them want to visit. Hey I give credit to the ones who deserve it. I miss Chinatown Coffee Co. and Grumpy Coffee and all of the shops in between, ( and the espresso bars a swoon over ) Sometimes its cool just to sit and when asked tell them about the caffeinated life in the cities that they may have only seen on TV. its no fairy tale. Its real. We aren't as mean as they think we are.

 I am a product of it lol. I am a sorta  caffeine expert I like to say though its so much to learn about cold coffee and new devices, but I am willing to learn and that says a lot. Many may say its bad but its not. I think at times people do not know how to complement and turns into negativity. Good thing I do not take it the wrong way.

So I had a Americano. Just a bit of hot water with moi espresso I can get with it. They love it in other countries. 

Coffee Inspiration Fridays

Cold cup of coffee

Hey everyone.

I did this one a week or so ago. This is what I hope to be next year. Its not that cold here. Its a big change from what I am used to. Who knew that I could miss snow. ( just not driving in it) Until them I will just daydream....

Sunday, November 23, 2014

National Espresso Day

Hey Everyone

I had to do this before my day was out ( time zone) and I am glad that I know about this day, not only because I love espresso,it is because of all of the cool deals. For example Au Bon Pain has 1.99 espresso drinks everyday now, hey I cant wait to move back so I can enjoy my double shot. What is your favorite espresso drink? I love affragatos. I cant get enough.

For those who are new to the world of coffee , or fellow coffee drinkers who want to experiment, here is  a little background based on common knowledge on my part. Espresso is compressed coffee made by forcing steam through when making. So its coffee brewed by being forced with boiling water, therefore creating the pressure mentioned. If you ever sat in a coffee shop and watched them make it , its just as stated. You have to see it for yourself to even get the concept and as always I have nothing but love for my fellow baristas. As you see above I have gathered some of my fav espresso pics.I went back about 3 years, so its from three years until a few weeks ago. I need a cup now.......

Enjoy and drink more Espresso!!!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A Cute Review of the Chestnut Praline Latte

How do chestnuts taste? Pralines? ( you know the candy,nut and whatever combination)
Okay walk with me here. Now, I had heard about it like last month sometime and I didn't think twice about it. But I looked at my Starbucks app and whoa! Gold Members get to taste it first. So I went 
Monday, snapped a picture, posted in on every network I could think of (sorry blogger) 
And now we are here. Okay now you know Lattes' are espresso and milk. I got mine iced. 
I am special so hey, oh well bare with me here. You can also get it as a Frappichino.(saw it yesterday)

My verdict:
 It taste like a cookie that you have gotten out of the oven and let it sit to cool and the first bite is how the after taste is. Now having it hot, I do not know it may be the same. Hum....
I am an espresso girl , an iced espresso girl to the exact, but again I am okay with it, I am willing to have it again if someone buys it for me ( the price geez) but thanks Starbucks, you made me leave my iced espresso box into an iced espresso that taste like cookies world. 

Let me know what you think.