If I am being honest my *biggest* concern with doing whole30 was my morning cup of coffee. I am totally a coffee snob. I know I am. I gag on weak coffee from diners (my husband thinks I am ridiculous) and if there is powdered creamer I’d rather go without. I am happy to report that whole30 has not put a damper on my coffee enjoyment. I am obsessed with coconut milk lattes and like them even more than regular lattes. They taste sweet to me and always feel like such a special drink. I think I’ll keep drinking them when I finish my 30 days!
Coffee has always just been my very favorite treat and I think of it as a special morning ritual that I enjoy while I have my quiet time. I’ve been really trying to get up before the kids and have time to myself first. It helps me be a better Mama and enter the day relaxed instead of feeling behind. It’s hard to make this a priority and definitely doesn’t happen every day (my kids are early risers). I really wanted a special space for this. Bill helped me move down a comfy chair and side table, so I can have this time by the windows in our sunroom and watch the sun rise. I’ve grown to love this special part of my day.
Here’s my new favorite part of my house! It’s my little coffee corner.
We’ve really enjoyed our Capresso Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Machine! I always thought these things were hard to use, but truly there really wasn’t even a learning curve. My husband just glanced at the directions the night before and we’ve been making lattes ever since. I went ahead and grabbed these Thermo Espresso Glasses and Frothing Pitcher, so now we are set! You don’t have to use espresso glasses or a pitcher, though. Just find something you have that fits! I’ve also detailed in my recipe how to make this latte without an espresso maker.
- 2/3 cup of coconut milk (I prefer canned for this)
- 1 big scoop (roughly 14 grams) of finely ground coffee
- Put water in the water container.
- Turn on the espresso machine.
- Scoop the coffee into the porta filter.
- Tamp the coffee (this isn't hard!) by pressing the flat end of the scoop down on the coffee grounds, so the coffee is level and packed.
- Have espresso cups ready.
- Brew the espresso and stop when finished.
- Pour coconut milk into a frothing container (stainless still container or just a large mug) and turn the dial to steam.
- Immerse the black frother sleeve about two thirds into the coconut milk inside the pitcher. Stop once the milk is bubbly and frothed.
- Pour milk into mug and then pour in your espresso!
- Note: If you do not have an espresso maker you can brew your coffee extra strong and mix your coconut milk in a blender to make a latte. Just be sure to heat your coconut milk first!
This post is sponsored by Capresso and I received an espresso machine in return for my honest review and opinions. This post also has Amazon affiliate links that I make money to support the blog from. Ready my disclosure policy.