Happy Tuesday, friends. Today’s post is going to be dedicated to my love of coffee – specifically coffee that comes our of my Nespresso Vertuo machine. If coffee isn’t your thing – can we even be friends? Just kidding, I know it’s not for everyone, but it is for me. I rely heavily on coffee to get motivated to take that initial peek at my inbox in the morning. It can go one of two ways: there could have been an inbox explosion overnight – or, it could be relatively light on the emails. Regardless, it’s always a gamble, and it can really dictate the course of my work day. It’s the world we are living in.
Remember when I said that one of our dear friends gifted us a Nespresso machine for Christmas? Now that Aaron and I have had a couple of months to break it in: I can announce that I’m fully sold on it. I’ll never go back to my Senseo machine, and I loved that thing. I’m still hanging on to the ol’ faithful Senseo to take to my office when I return to in-person work one day a week (no more run of the mill office coffee for me).
Nespresso Vertuo Pods
We were gifted the Nespresso Vertuo machine, and for those of you who aren’t well-versed in Nespresso language, it’s the machine that holds the bigger pods. The pods come in a variety of sizes. If you are like my husband, then you’ll like the “Alto” size, which is 14 oz. He likes to brew those in his big coffee tumbler. I like the 7.77 ounce, which is a regular cup of coffee. They also have espresso pods, and pods that come in a 5 ounce size as well. I’ve tried all of the sizes, and all are great depending on how strong you need your coffee to be for the day.
I love how colorful the pods are, and it makes it easy to tell the difference among all of the flavors. I typically order enough for a month, and I place a new order for the following month so that way we can switch up our flavors. They have some seasonal flavors: chocolate fudge was the February flavor in honor of Valentine’s Day. But all of their regular flavors are just as great. The Bianco Forte that you see there is probably one of my favorites. They also provide recycling bags so you can send your used pods in.
That clear capsule on the right of my machine holds all of the pods once you use them. I dump them in the recycling bag when it fills up, and I just drop the bag off at a UPS store. Super easy, and we are minimizing some of the waste that occurs.
Now, the pods are definitely more expensive than Keurig or my Senseo, but it’s 100 percent worth it. The coffee is just that good, You really feel like you are having a luxurious morning-coffee experience when you start brewing a cup. Or maybe I’ve just been working from home too long – and my weekdays are all about trying to find joy in the little things?
Quick Nespresso Cappuccino Recipe
Now, our machine also came with the aeroccino frother. It’s incredibly easy to use, and when I’m feelin’ fancy, I’ll make myself a little cappuccino. Here’s a quick way to make one at home:
- 1 Nespresso – espresso pod (I like the Double Espresso Scuro)
- Your favorite oatmilk, almond milk, real milk – or whatever you like
I happen to love oatmilk, but you all know that I also love almond milk. But for this recipe, I pour some oatmilk in the aeroccino machine up to the “fill” line. Then, I press the button and let that baby do it’s thing. Once it’s done frothing – give it about 20-seconds, I pour the frothed oat milk into my cup. Then, I go ahead and brew my double espresso scuro pod directly over the frothed milk. Super easy, and it will keep ya super perky all day 🙂 You’re welcome.
Hope your Tuesday is just as caffeinated as mine – I’ve got several back to back meeting this morning!