For someone who used to work in a coffee shop, you’d think I’d at least make my own coffee right? Oh no…I like to spend a hell of a lot of my money on coffee (well I did before the COVID pandemic) and since being in isolation, I’ve realised just how much I can actually save and so I decided to make my very own at-home coffee shop.
I used to visit a coffee shop probably 5 days out of 7 before the pandemic and during these 12 weeks in which I’ve been inside, I’ve saved a massive £178.75…..WTH. So with that in mind, I made it my quest to make the best at-home coffee.
What makes a good at-home coffee?
So there’s a couple of things that I feel make an at-home coffee that little more prestigious such as:
- Investing in a good coffee machine – I’ve tried so many coffee machines over the years including Tassimo & Dolce Gusto and I think the basics of good at-home coffee is the machine you use. In January I invested in a Nespresso machine and it’s the best decision I’ve ever made. It’s expensive to buy but so worth the money and the coffee pods from Nespresso taste unreal!
- Choosing your coffee pods – Nespresso
haveso many pods to choose from and I know a lot of the supermarkets also sell their own. I love the Nespresso Chairo pods, they’re my absolute fave closely followed by Caramel Crème Brûlée. If you don’t wanna order your pods directly from Nespresso, the Starbucks Blonde Roast pods are also good and you can get these from your local supermarkets.
- Purchasing a nice mug – Having a pretty mug seems like a waste of money, but if you want to have a feel to your at-home coffee then having a nice mug to drink out of really isn’t costly at all as you use it every day! I got my
brownones from Denby and I use these all day long as they look great!
How to make the coffee
So if you don’t already know, I love a milky sweet coffee so I tend to make lattes over anything else. The Nespresso website has a lot of coffee recipes so if you’re more of a cappuccino kinda gal/boy I’ll leave a link at the end of this post to the website.
- Frothing the milk – To froth my milk up I use the aeroccino that Nespresso also sells alongside their coffee machines. Inside the frother, there are 2 ‘max’ lines and I fill to the second line. I press the button and watch it froth before pouring into my coffee.
- Coffee time – As I said before the Chiaro pods are fave, so I just pop one of these into the machine and press the button on the top left of the machine (which is the espresso button)
- Pour & serve – I then pour the milk into the coffee and enjoy it! It’s that simple
If you wanna see how I make more complex coffee such as a flat white, leave a comment down below and I’ll see what we can do!
See you next time <3
Link to the Nespresso recipe page: