|Coffee the way I used to make it: coffee first, milk second.|
Something new I learned: if you want the beautiful, I-just-ordered-this-in-Italy-and-it-tastes-like-heaven gradient from dark to light in your coffee with milk, it's actually fairly simple: just add the milk to the cup first, and then pour the coffee in slowly and carefully. Done!
|The way my coffee looks now.|
Also, this makes sure you won't have the dreaded brown foam problem; your foam will stay white exactly the way you wanted it to.
|Oh no! Brown foam! Better drink this one quickly.|
In addition, on weekends when I'm feeling all decadent and crazy (ok, just last weekend, but both days, ok?) I've been tipping a few drops of vanilla extract (the real thing) into my latte. And I finally understood why people would drink a vanilla latte! Not that Starbucks powdered mess, but lovely real vanilla. Mmmm. You're welcome again. Now go try it.