[Homeroast] Coffee and milk

Hap Maguire captmagu at gmail.com
Fri Oct 8 07:55:40 CDT 2010


I whole heartedly agree. After trying to find a way of cutting back on too much milk with our Lattes, my wife and I settled in with French Press and skim milk. We also have found that skim milk gives the BEST frothed milk that you can get. The frothing experiments started with the steaming of different milks on our Gaggia Classic. Skim milk was by far the best for the froth here.  We have ended up with the skim milk and a Bodum Stainless Steel frother. Its as thick as whipped cream and with a little sweetner and vanilla extract simply divine. This morning's cup is an FC Ethiopian Jimma-Niguisie Lemma

Hap, back to lurk mode.

On Oct 8, 2010, at 6:14 AM, John M. Howison wrote:

> Recognizing the prospect of starting a few arguments, I'd like to
> promote my view that for those who want milk in their coffee, skim
> milk (rather than whole) allows maximum enjoyment of the subtle
> flavors of good coffee, brewed or expressed.
> Full disclosure:  I enjoy two distinct beverages (and at least one
> dessert) containing coffee.  (1) There's coffee -- coffee coffee; I'd
> no sooner put cow juice in that little after-dinner cup than try to
> persuade Tom to lactify the cups he cups when deciding what he'll sell
> us this winter.  (2) And there's cafe-au-lait, which is a superior way
> to start the day, whether the accompanying solid is a croissant,
> danish, bacon-and-eggs, or burra huzzri.
> If in whatever circumstances you like your java "white," I urge you to
> consider seriously whether skim milk rather than whole doesn't provide
> a better coffee experience.  If you are addicted to the richer stuff
> (Mother and Grandmother, MTRIP, both enhanced their morning pitcher
> with light cream), you're welcome to continue, but in my view, you pay
> a price in coffee flavor.--
> Wondering about that dessert?  It's a stem of ice-cold coffee with a
> dollop of sweetened-condensed milk -- which I first experienced at the
> end of a summer meal and am occasionally tempted to reproduce.  Yes,
> IMHO it's better with the fat-free stuff.
> Contra muros, mater rubicolla
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