Currys got in touch to ask if I'd be interested in sharing with them and you how I enjoy my coffee. Now I have to say that as much as I like the look of those fancy pants coffee machines many people have in their kitchens, the most gadget like coffee wizardry I have is a cafetiere, I keep pondering getting something more racy to make coffee but it's currently on the list of things I might buy one day....
I adore coffee but when I'm out and about apart from the odd latte and the occasional splash of syrup if I'm feeling like throwing caution to wind (wild thing that I am) my coffee requirements are pretty simple. I like a good black coffee such as an americano or an expresso. When out to dinner I'll often skip dessert and opt for a black coffee with a shot of amaretto. If you haven't tried this delectable combination, I highly recommend you give it a go. I can only describe it as a hot liquid cherry bakewell with a glorious caffeine hit, it is just divine. Pour it over a scoop of vanilla ice-cream and it becomes the ultimate lazy yet boozy desert.
Boozy coffee aside (sort off) I did consider the idea of getting all creative for this post and attempting some latte art at home but I had a better idea which was sparked by a conversation about the days when we got free milk at school and I realised that I couldn't remember the last time I drank a glass of milk apart from the very occasional smoothie.
So then I discovered the simple yet genius idea of coffee ice cubes.You do need to make the coffee really strong so they are not watery, a good expresso is perfect and if you have a sweet tooth add some sugar to taste too. It's so simple - make a very strong expresso, pour in to an ice cube tray and freeze. That's it! Then just add to milk and you have an ice cold coffee infused glass of milk that's really delicious!
Extra additions you can add are - whipped cream or alcohol - something like baileys or amaretto. Now this combination of milk, amaretto and coffee is yumtastic and it may well already be a combination with a fancy pants name but to me it shall now be forever known as a Missy Vintage MAC.
Curry's will be linking to other bloggers who've written about their love for coffee and you can keep an eye out for those posts and get some gadget inspiration by visiting the Curry's website
*This post was written in collaboration with Currys