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Espresso heaven

Nespresso Citiz

Ever since we got back from the U.K. this spring, I’ve been hankering for a good cappuccino, a flat white, an espresso. The kinds of coffee that was so plentiful and rich and wonderful over there.

I finally decided a new coffee maker was in the cards and after much research, I bought a Nespresso Citiz with Aeroccino Frother this week ($299, Crate and Barrel). The machine arrived yesterday and like a kid on Christmas morning, I woke up this morning and made a cappuccino! And wow! Best cup of coffee – dare I say – uh, ever?!

The espresso (I used Arpeggio) came out so beautifully I could’ve cried. The milk frother made perfect steamed milk with froth. There was zero clean up. Nespresso heaven!

Flat white

Have you tried a flat white?

This is the first I’ve heard of it but it looks like my cup of tea, er, coffee.

It’s a Kiwi invention – basically a strong latte, topped with swirled microfoam – and has been all the rage in England. A jet-setting friend of mine spent this week in New York and London and reported that Starbucks in England includes the flat white, while the Starbucks in New York does not.

America needs flat white! I need flat white! Bring it.