No, I'm not talking about some "glass is half full" or "my cup runneth over" saying. I'm telling you that every morning when I wake up, I'm thankful that I can fill my cup with something yummy!
You see, when I moved a few months ago I brought with me a plain old coffee pot. It wasn't a bad coffee pot or anything, but I was beginning to want something different. I was making a pot of coffee ever few days and I'd drink it until it was stale and then I'd throw it away. Hot coffee. Iced coffee. Re-heated coffee. It was sort of sad. I love coffee too much to drink bad coffee, and I was upset every time I ended up tossing a half a pot down the sink. (No, Mike doesn't drink coffee.)
About a week ago, I was at my aunt's house and she handed me her Bialettishop Mukka Express and told me to take it with me. You see, she has a great espresso machine at her house and I have a sad little $15 coffee pot from Target. She didn't really need the Mukka Express anymore, so I guess that's why it was lent to me.
This thing rocks! Every morning last week I put some water in the base, some Starbucks Italian Roast in the basket, and some non fat milk in the top. Then I have an amazing 12 oz cappuccino!
This week, I went to WinCo and bought some Torani Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup for less than $5. Now I've been making home made skinny vanilla cappuccinos! (That's 1 or 1.5 points for all you Weight Watchers out there! Plus you're knocking off 1 dairy serving.)
It's so easy, clean up is a breeze, and I'm no longer wasting gallons of coffee.
So if you're tired of coffe, or you don't even have a coffee pot because you only like lattes and cappuccinos, then this thing is for you! I think I have significantly reduced my need to go to Starbucks and pay $4 to $5 for my beverage when I now have all of the tools to make my favorite drink at home.
And if you're more of a blended drink fan, check out my friend's blog where she makes a home made Caramel Frappuccino!