Monday, June 24, 2013

How to Decaf in Style

Today I am assembling ethics committee submission documents for what I hope will sound like a ground-breaking research project. So far it's oh-so-many more pieces of paper than I anticipated, and  they require 12 individual copies of everything. I hope they recycle.

It's the sort of day that would usually drive me to powerchug espresso coffees until I actually levitate on a cloud of caffeine fumes. But, on account of shooting for a more consistent state of mind, I'm bravely limiting myself.  I tried decaf, but couldn't take it seriously (nope).  My preferred option is dandelion espresso, which should (but doesn't always) contain only dried dandelion root.  Dandelion is good for my liver and, most importantly, the new beast can turn it into a dandelion latte.

Any milk will do - cows, goats, hemp, almond. Don't use soy milk, it will pickle your hormones.

Please imagine this noise: 'BRRRZZZZZZRRRZZZZZRRRZZZ' That Saecoish for 'I'm warming up'.

The little icon indicates I'm using the 'preground' receptacle, just so you know I'm not telling porkies about the dandelion grounds.

The machine injects a lot of drama into the process, stopping now and then to blow steam all over the place. I'm not sure why, but it's fun to watch.

I wish to complain to Saeco that this machine does not make a heart, a leaf or even a swirl on the top of my latte. Instead it favours the 'vampire fangs' decoration.

Waaait.  I see what it's trying to do. Just needs a bit of GIMPing.

The coffee machine then considerately self-cleans the carafe and hoses.  This is an improvement on the old benchtop beast, which required considerable apres-latte attention.

And now.. your lives are complete, right?

:D You're welcome.

1 comment:

  1. I did wonder when you said you bought this gadget. I love dandelion coffee. Do you know anyone who's tried to make their own?


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