Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Morning Coffee

"Rooster's crowing, it must be almost dawn. I better get up, so much to do today!" As Abby's feet hit the rag rug on the floor, Sasha only squirmed and repositioned herself on the bed.

"Come on, Sasha, Let's go down and get your breakfast--busy day ahead."

Downstairs Abby crossed the living room and entered the big country kitchen, going straight to the pantry for expresso beans and cat food. After preparing Sasha's breakfast and setting it on the floor for her, Abby set about to make the world's best (at least, Abby's best) latte to start her day!

"Now for my 'simulated' breakfast. Sasha, I really learned a ton, from Shirley, since she became a barista! Let's see now, proper grind, lighter to the finger touch than sugar grains, seven grams worth; cold whole milk for me, I need the protein; and of course, sugar free syrups, which I should always add first to prevent curdling. But not today, though. My breakfast is a Cinnamon Roll Latte. And I don't have any sugar-free Cinnamon Syrup!"


Cinnamon Roll Latte
Pour 1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup in your cup
Add 1 teaspoon of brown sugar
Stir
Add your expresso
Fill with foamed and steamed milk
Top with whipped cream
Dust with powered cinnamon

Enjoy!

Quick facts about our Coffee culture:*
1. Gourmet coffee became a social beverage in the 90s because the ten year total of teetotaloers was up by 28%. We started drinking mochas, not martinis.
2. Seattle is the expresso capital of the world with gourmet coffee sales reaching 40% of the total coffee market share. National average is about 30%
3. Why do we say "coffee beans" when coffee comes from berries? Because each berry has two beans.

* Facts from Espresso, Quick Reference Guide by Phillip Janssen (you know, an old fashioned BOOK :)

5 comments:

Marlene said...

Yummmmmm that sounds devine. What a way to start your day, makes me wish I had not given my Espresso Machine to my son.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Yum! Sounds like a great say to start the day!

Splendid Little Stars said...

interesting facts. It will probably be sad for you to hear that I belong to the minority who doesn't drink coffee. But if I did...

Kathleen said...

hehe - make mine a mocha *winks* Interesting facts - I didn't know that about coffee beans.

SquirrelQueen said...

That sounds so good, yum. I was one of those tea drinkers in the eighties as coffee had become a little boring. I switched as soon as the first Starbucks opened in our area.