Making coffee in the morning without actually having drank any coffee is hard, am I right?
This cartoon from The New Yorker sums me up perfectly! We have tried all methods of brewing but always seem to gravitate back to the easy automatic drip coffee maker. It is even easier when I prep the day before so in the morning, I can just grind and go.
Working in the UP at http://contrastcoffeeco.com gave me an appreciation for great coffee (you can order their coffee online and trust me, it is some of the best you will ever taste.) And while I appreciate the purity and quality of the slow-brewed pour over, I am much more into instant gratification.
We used to have a Nespresso milk frother and steamer. When it finally died, we didn’t replace it (though I bet we will eventually). Instead, I bought a cheap frothing wand that mostly works though doesn’t warm the milk.
It is sort of the poor man’s latte maker. But it’ll do!