One of my favorite beverages is coffee. After breakfast I brew a pot, and as I work from a home office, I enjoy refilling my cup throughout the morning. I am slightly particular about how my coffee is served, though. I like it with a pinch of sugar and some skim milk, and most importantly, I like my coffee to be piping hot. Although I like our coffee maker, once you have added some cold milk, the coffee just isn’t hot enough for me.
Or at least, it wasn’t. My dear husband apparently noted my ritual of making a cup of coffee and then heating it in the microwave before drinking. I know this because on Christmas morning I unwrapped a Nespresso Aeroccino Automatic Milk Frother. To be honest, it looked like a very cool gift, but I wondered if it would be one of those cool kitchen gadgets that is a pain to store or clean and doesn’t get used often.
As it was Christmas morning and there were four children excitedly opening presents, I didn’t get to check out my gift until much later. When I did, I discovered that the frother appeared not only to be cool but to be quite functional. Being of small size (about 6″ tall and 3-1/2″ wide), it could be kept on the counter without taking much space. For cleaning, all that would need to be washed were the pot, lid, and whichever tiny attachment I chose.
The next day I decided to give my frother a try. Before I could use it, I needed to decide how I wanted the milk heated for my coffee. I could use one attachment and simply warm the milk. If I used the other attachment, I would get heated and frothed milk. Being a dedicated coffee drinker, I tried both styles of milk in various cups of coffee that morning.
Having used the frother for several weeks, I prefer to use the attachment that produces heated and frothed milk. It makes my daily cups of coffee more fun when they are topped with frothed milk, or at least from my point of view they are.
Goodbye, microwave heated coffee. Hello, hot coffee with froth!