So if you follow this blog you know, that i enjoy a my coffee. Actually im pretty serious about the whole thing -even more so since becoming pregnant and drinking only one cup of coffee a day -it has to be good! So i thought i would let you in on my coffee ritual. Its going to be a loooong post.. I have an espresso machine, but these days i mostly use a bialetti espresso maker. Let me take you through this step by step ▶ first i grind beans on my krups coffee-grinder. I have had this grinder for a few months and im actually really pleased with it as it grinds evenly and fine. I use espresso beans or a good Kenya AA coffee. My favourite coffee is probably Illys dark roast espresso. Using an espresso-maker is actually almost an art form, as you can end up with some burned bitter water-coffee if you don't watch out. Im in no way a barista, but these are the tips i have ▶ you need to get to know your espresso-maker, so you can use as fine a grind as possible without clogging the pot ▶ Fill the lower part of the espresso-maker with cold water up to the mark and put the coffee in the little pot loosely! No stamping! (EDIT: okay, so i have started to stamp just a little! if you do it too much, it will clog, but if you do it just right the coffee will perfect and dark) Screw the espresso-maker together and put it on the heat -i use gas. Now you need to know your espresso-maker again ▶ You need to keep the heat LOW and be patient, leaving the top open so you can watch the coffee. The coffee needs to slowly fill the pot -never ever making that evil hissy sound! just slowly pouring in the top part ▶ And then you have to know when to stop. You can't get greedy - the less coffee you make the better it will taste! Its much better to have a small, strong espresso (I know this is more a moca, not an espresso) than a weak, bitter but bigger cup. So you will find out just how much coffee you can make and you take it off the heat in time letting it finish ▶ Now its time for the milk! i like a strong cappuccino-like drink with lots of foam. I use the bialetti foamer and its the best in the world! you really need to look for that little man with his finger in the air! thats a sign of good coffee equipment in my mind. Pour the milk in the bialetti foamer and put it on the heat with a thermometer! ▶ You need the milk at the right temperature: if its too cold it won't foam and if its too hot it will totally change texture and be undrinkable! I heat my milk to 70 degrees celsius. you need to take it of the heat somewhere between 65-72 degrees ▶ Then you just use the double layered pump - not too long - and get the smoothest milk-foam in the world! the goal is for all the milk to be foamy -not for a stiff layer of foam on the top, so that when you pour it in your coffee it all mixes nicely ▶ If you don't get the foaming just right you can bang the milkfoamer a couple of times to the table to eliminate the biggest air-holes. And there you have. My coffee as i like it and the longest, most boring post in the history of blogs! A big thanks to my brother in law Emil for helping me get to know my espresso-maker!
▶ Brit: you should. As i have said before; triangles are easy!
▶ Lea: Jep -Mahmoud er en håndklædekamel, hvilket gør ham en lille smule nusset fra start!
▶ Sandra: We definitely need to fika when we stop by your city! i have been longing for all the amazing looking cappuccinos you drink for ever and ever! i will let you know!
▶ Famapa: I mean it when i say that my belly is much bigger than it look in the picture! i don't know what happend there, but really its HUGE. Does your belly get the hiccups too? Ponyboy does several times a day and my whole belly makes these rhythmic jumps :)
▶ Emma: We still don't know if it is a ponyboy, but you have to call the little creature something :)
▶ Alice: you are so right! how cool! I always knew there was nothing new about my aesthetics
▶ Celine: Thank you so much. It is a huge huge huge pillow -the sofa is made from a mattress and two huge pillows -really i have never seen this big a pillow before !
▶ Lisen: How funny!! i knew that there was a ladies and a mans side to but the opening, but i just put in the buttons - i of course should have thought of the fact that men always sits to my right :)
▶.girl ferment. : Thank you so much!
▶ Tilda: Thank you! actually the camel is a pattern i got from a librarybook years and years ago, so no its now my own pattern.
▶ Lina: Very cuddly -he used to be a handtowel!
▶ Maria: Lovely little Mahmoud and lovely little Rufus can't play though. Its gonna be though to keep the babys things seperate from rufus'!
▶ Provins: TAK