Which coffee type are you? Coffee at the bar, coffee to go or coffee at home?
In occasion of the launch of the limited edition barista and the brand new machine creatista by Nespresso I was invited to taste their coffee and get the feeling on how to prepare a latte as a barista with the new machine Creatista Plus.
If you get to try such high class products the chance that your coffee preparation fails is quite small.
This experience made me think about my coffee habits, since I take into consideration buying a coffee machine at home since quite a while. Today I use a small bialetti moka to brew my coffee.
What about discovering our coffee habits?
- Did you ever try to do a real great coffee with micro foam at home?
- Do you have the right equipment to makes a proper milk foam?
- Maybe you are you just a bit lazy to concern about it and prefer to go for an espresso or flat white at your favorite bar on your way to the work?
- Or you don’t have the budget to buy an expensive machine?
I questioned these topics for myself and would like to share with you my thoughts in this article. Further, I want to give you suggestions on available options to find the best coffee choice or equippment for your habbit.
One of my previous article was all about specialty coffee and about where to find it here in Zurich. I share content about grinding coffee beans at home. This plays an important role when making coffee at home. For those who did not get the chance to read it, get it here.
Coffee beans are the base of all what comes after. I love the taste of a flavored, strong coffee. l want to know where my coffee comes from and how it is roasted and processed.
What specialty coffee is…
A coffee which scores 80 points or above on a 100-point scale is graded „specialty.“ Specialty coffee grows in special and ideal climate. They are distinctive because of their full cup taste and little to no defects. The unique flavors and tastes are a result of the special characteristics and composition of the soils in which they are produced.
Are you the type that loves to brew your coffee at home or taking it at the bar?
If it comes to my coffee habits I know, that I am a mix of both. I am a coffee at home brewer and coffee shop drinker. Waking up in the morning and smelling the coffee notes from the moka machine is how I grew up. The sound of the coffee bubbling is something I cannot think out of my dayly routine. That is why, I personally think, that i cold not replace having my coffee at home in the morning.
What I tried out, too, is the nespresso milk foam maker called Aeroccino, (costs ca. 89 CHF). This product is a perfect alternative to buying a complete machine and making a latte or cappuccino at home.
At weekends I love to stop by at a bar where I know they have specialty coffee. I let my barista prepare the delicious thin micro foam with latte art on my coffee.
Barista corto, barista chiaro, barista scuro – Creatista Plus by Nespresso
Nespresso just previously launched new Limited Edition coffee blends called barista corto, barista chiaro and barista scuro. These blends were especially crafted by Nespresso experts.
The Barista corto creates a Ristretto Nero with an extra-intense taste, thick syrupy texture and marble dark crema.
The origin: Monsooned Arabica from India, washed Robusta from Guatemala amongst other origins.
The Barista scuro is meant for a dark Espresso Macchiato. It keeps its strong, flavourful, full-bodied coffee character when combined with a gentle touch of milk foam.
The origin: Washed Arabicas from Costa Rica and Cundinamarca region of Colombia amongst other origins.
The Barista chiaro is ideal for a an indulgent Cappuccino Dolce or a flat white. It has a smooth, creamy taste and round, exceptionally delicate biscuit notes.
The origin: Unwashed Arabica beans from the Cerrado region of Brazil and washed Arabica from Kenya amongst other origins.
With these coffee sorts comes a new machine called creatista plus that is designed to help you out at home and give you the barista feeling. The machine is simple in use and the micro foam is really as enjoyable as at the coffee bar. The price of the machine start from 579 CHF.
This mixes up my habits now! Should I make my flat white at home or go out and drink it at the bar?
Ideally I would have both option available, but what about the coffee smell that my moka machine giftes me ?
You see, I cannot really find a solution to my coffee dilemma.
Anyway, there are options, and that is always good in life, so let’s keep it open.
Depending on the type of coffee habit you have, you will find the right choice for you!
*not sponsered article