I’ve always loved the smell of coffee, even before I liked coffee itself. I knew how to make a good cup of coffee, by the age of 8 (it helped me get one of my Brownie badges)! I was about 13 when I first fell in love with coffee though. In a hotel in Paris, I ordered an espresso. I added some sugar and that was it… coffee was more than just a great smell, it was suddenly a delicious (and grown up) drink too.
As I ventured through the varieties of coffee, I soon discovered that I prefer my Americanos strong and black, like my espresso. And my espressos, must be doubles! I love my lattes with a shot of Baileys and liqueur coffees (with brandy or Cointreau) are awesome after dinner. Floater coffees for when I’m driving and everything decaf before bed. I like my cappuccinos with lots of chocolate powder on top and my macchiatos with caramel syrup.
It would seem I have a sweet tooth!
During my pregnancies I switched to everything decaf, but bought a cafetiere, so I could enjoy more flavourful coffee than instant could provide me at home.
That one Parisian espresso, opened me up to a world of coffee drinks, that by 18, I would be making to a high standard in restaurants for customers. I’ve since trained people how to float the espresso on top of the milk, in lattes, and how to foam cappuccino milk to the perfect consistency. How to serve coffee the English way.
The best coffee, I’m told, comes from Italy. A place I’ve always wanted to go. Italians are passionate about coffee and decades of tradition and quality standards make them the best.
Caffe Cagliari are no exception to this. They’ve been making outstanding coffee for 100 years and even make coffee capsules which are nespresso compatible, so people can recreate the Italian taste at home.
Here’s a bit about the brand…
Caffe Cagliari are a family company steeped in over 100 years of Italian history. Alessandra Cagliari, the great great grand daughter of the founder handles the marketing and packaging today. You can find some fab historical pics here…http://www.
Every single cup is an exquisite masterpiece, the result of more than 100 years of knowledge and tradition. The qualitative and sensory standards of Espresso have been certified by the Italian Espresso National Institute (I.N.E.I.), which protects and promotes Italian Espresso.
I’m definitely going to give it a go, to further fuel my 15 year love of coffee.