.: Smells like teen spirit

I don’t talk to my coffeepot, but I’m sure I can make a better coffee than Mr. Cumberbatch can probably do. He might make a perfect tea. Maybe. But sure it’s too hot.

In 1997 I was in San Francisco, in a hotel on Market Street and asked for a cappuccino for breakfast. And I remember they couldn’t do a good one. I couldn’t explain it to myself. Making a coffee seems something easy and natural for us in Italy. Ok, today we have capsules and machines that can do everything for you, but what about a manual thing ? So I’ll show you the “mistery” of coffee making. Not a real espresso, but just a homemade coffee with my simple coffee maker.

First: water must be filled to the right level, just below the safety valve.

Then pour the coffee powder in the filter cup. I prefer 100% arabica taste, but you can choose your blend.

you can press it or not, that’s up to your taste. I prefer not to press it too much.

As you can see, I use decaffeinated powder, but that’s just me. I don’t like to have too much caffeine. Anyway, it’s done. You close the pot and fire.

I have an electric one, so I don’t have to watch for it, but the regular one, on the burner, doesn’t make any difference… you just have to be more careful and listen for the coffee to spring. When it starts to gurgle you have to switch it off, otherwise you’ll burn it.

Then I make foam in my milk with a funny device I found in a chinese shop and than I try to draw things in the foam

and it smells like morning spirit


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