My nearly 10 year old son is very interested in how coffee is made - he compares the difference between our presso and the french press; he loves watching the whole espresso machine at the coffee shop thing. He is also a kid that likes to 'go out for coffee' with me, but with a chocolate drink for him. How early can a kid safely start drinking coffee? [more inside]
I'm a latte/cappuccino drinker. I don't like black coffee very much; too intense and bitter for me. But this also means that while other people obsess over espresso brewing quality, I obsess over milk-frothing quality; the coffee quality itself is mostly wasted on me, but I am irate if I get a poorly frothed layer of milk. So I am looking for a good solution — either a machine or a combination of machines — that provides (1) espresso coffee, (2) superb steamed milk, and (3) is convenient to use. More below. [more inside]
Is there a non-sweet milky drink that can replace my latte addiction? [more inside]
What's a good whole bean coffee I can buy in bulk online on a college student budget? [more inside]
What are good espresso-based drinks beyond the typical lattes, cappuccinos, and mochas? [more inside]
How can I make something that tastes like a hazelnut soy latte with the supplies at hand? [more inside]
Inspired by this, I'm looking for more interesting coffee/latte recipes.