How did we not know?
Why didn’t anybody tell us?
How did we live 28 years of life without knowledge of the world’s most famous coffee pot?
Last Easter, we experienced our first cappuccino from a Bialetti Moka Pot. It was life changing. We never knew you could make amazing espresso, cappuccinos and lattes without owning a huge and expensive espresso machine.
Sarah’s birthday is coming up soon, so I (Dave) decided to get a Bialetti for her birthday. It is highly probable that I bought this gift for selfish reasons as well. I want good cappuccinos and I want them all the time.
On Labor Day, we decided to make a special breakfast to celebrate the arrival of our new Bialetti. We made our Awesome French Toast (which was the first recipe we ever posted on 1 cup Awesome), turkey sausage, and Bialetti Cappuccinos topped with cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg. AMAZING!!!
If you can boil water, you can make delicious espresso, cappuccinos, or lattes with a Bialetti Moka Express.
It couldn’t be easier.
Just add water…
…and then ground coffee.
Screw the top half of the pot on and turn your burner to high.
Within minutes, espresso begins to magically appear!
And while the espresso is brewing, you can also add some milk to the frother container and place that on the stove on high heat. Stir it occasionally to make sure you don’t scorch the milk.
Once that is heated to about 140° F, use the frother for 10 seconds to get beautiful, creamy, frothy milk.
Add the espresso and milk to a mug and you have yourself a cappuccino that Starbucks would be jealous of! YUM!
Sorry Starbucks…but you will be getting less of our money now. Sure, we will still visit you for a pumpkin spice latte or an iced mocha every now and then…or when we are feeling super lazy and don’t want to spend 8 minutes to make our own cappuccinos/lattes. We still love you Starbucks, but our loyalties are now with our Bialetti.
Do any of you own a Bialetti?
Are you thinking about getting one now after reading this?