The new Nespresso Lattissima machine is the most beautiful gift you could offer a coffee lover. One that will quickly believe he’s a real barista and start randomly throwing coffee tasting parties. That would then lead to spring brunches and sunny gatherings around pretty food and milky coffee. Lazy mornings with light sun rays peaking through the window… Okay I’m depicting my own fantasy right now.
Nespresso planned the most soothing morning for us at Om Yoga, where we had a very welcome hour long Yin Yoga session with Aurélie Scally. Perfect for beginners (like me), yin yoga is soft and all about relaxation, where you hold rather easy postures for a long time, while working on your breathing in the meantime. And it’s then that I notice how unbalanced I am, doing the third posture on this chart, my body wouldn’t go straight forward, and would just stubbornly (and very inelegantly might I add) fall on my left or right side, depending on which leg was in front. I need more yoga lessons that’s what I’m getting from all of this.
After getting loose and releasing the unholy amount of tension I had in my body, we then headed to the sunny setting waiting for us on the patio. A gigantic fruit plate, walnut filled dates, little quinoa salads with tomato and arugula, fresh pressed juices and cheesy briouats, the brunch ended on a sweet and savory note with rice noodles and their stir fried veggies, the whole thing topped with falafels. A colorful display, with the Nespresso barista suggesting drinks between courses. I opted for a Café Amandine, made with almond syrup, chestnut purée, milk, cream and an Aperggio capsule. I have to get out of my comfort zone someday right ? So instead of going for the safest options, I opted for almond in my drink. And I’m not a person who does almond (I guess it shows in my recipes). Well I was glad I did because the drink was perfect, mostly because it didn’t have a strong nutty taste. I could’ve done without the flaked almonds on top but I didn’t want to be picky.
The Nespresso Lattissima does wonders, making foam for your Cappuccino, and giving you very aesthetically pleasing latte Macchiatos, your favorite coffee drinks at the touch of a button (I wish I had this machine for when I was making this brunch, I did make cappuccinos and lattes). The brand wants to introduce milky recipes for morning coffees, because apparently people usually only use their capsules for classic espressos. I wasn’t aware of that, my husband being a latte lover, I love to make him a hot cup with our Citizen&Milk machine whenever I can. I didn’t feel like I was being extravagant or anything. We both need milk to soften our coffees, so for me the whole process’s very intuitive. I’m not a purist but I’m very much fine with that.
Conclusion, Nespresso knows how to throw a great party (a brunch is a party for me), and I’m off to treat myself with an Ethiopa Harrar latte right about now. Ciao guys !