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Date: 28 Oct 2006 09:43:02
From:
Subject: Need An Easy Way To Make Cappuccino
I'm not really a coffee drinker, but I do enjoy cappuccino. I was
thinking of a Senseo, or the Melitta pod machine. I also saw the Krup
Allegro, but that seems like too many steps. want something simple. I
Is there anything better than the Senseo Cappuccino pods out there? Is
the Senseo much better than the Melitta pod machine? I understand the
Senseo is foamier. Also are there any expresso pods that would fit
these machines? Would adding some powdered creamer to expresso give me
the crema layer to make a passable cappuccino? Would the Senseo Sumatra
blend be at all similar in taste to expresso? Would appreciate any help
as I'm a novice at this. Thanks!





 
Date: 29 Oct 2006 10:47:52
From:
Subject: Re: Need An Easy Way To Make Cappuccino
alanryder@aol.com wrote:
> I'm not really a coffee drinker, but I do enjoy cappuccino. I was
> thinking of a Senseo, or the Melitta pod machine. I also saw the Krup
> Allegro, but that seems like too many steps. want something simple. I
> Is there anything better than the Senseo Cappuccino pods out there? Is
> the Senseo much better than the Melitta pod machine? I understand the
> Senseo is foamier. Also are there any expresso pods that would fit
> these machines? Would adding some powdered creamer to expresso give me
> the crema layer to make a passable cappuccino? Would the Senseo Sumatra
> blend be at all similar in taste to expresso? Would appreciate any help
> as I'm a novice at this. Thanks!

What about those cappuccini creamer gadgets. They froth the milk. Is
steamed milk a different taste? If I used instant expresso or brewed
Sumatra, add milk and then the froth, would this be decent? Is it
better than Starbucks, or those cappuccino mixes?



  
Date: 29 Oct 2006 13:57:05
From: Harry Moos
Subject: Re: Need An Easy Way To Make Cappuccino
It seems to me you are wanting to make cafe au lait and expecting it to be
cappuccino. In that case, you will just have to try what you are willing to
do and see if you like it. Don't worry about what to call it.
Espresso/cappuccino is the result of a complicated process which we enjoy
[both the process and the result]. If you want to avoid that process, just
find something you like and go for it. Better? Worse? Only you can say.

<alanryder@aol.com > wrote in message
news:1162147672.526834.94460@k70g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> alanryder@aol.com wrote:
>
> What about those cappuccini creamer gadgets. They froth the milk. Is
> steamed milk a different taste? If I used instant expresso or brewed
> Sumatra, add milk and then the froth, would this be decent? Is it
> better than Starbucks, or those cappuccino mixes?
>




 
Date: 28 Oct 2006 19:58:05
From: goodpotatoes@ jee ma il.com
Subject: Re: Need An Easy Way To Make Cappuccino
You can make an easy, good tasting -fake- cappuccino form a moka pot.
The moka will produce stronger coffee, though not espresso.

Brew coffee in a moka pot
Pour 3/4's of a cup
add some milk
sugar to taste
top with whipped cream

That's somewhere between a cappuccino, espresso con panna, and je ne
sais quoi. I came up with it during the 3 month wait for my Silvia.
If there are no roasters near by, a Sumatra from Pete's will do fine.

On Oct 28, 9:43 am, alanry...@aol.com wrote:
> I'm not really a coffee drinker, but I do enjoy cappuccino. I was
> thinking of a Senseo, or the Melitta pod machine. I also saw the Krup
> Allegro, but that seems like too many steps. want something simple. I
> Is there anything better than the Senseo Cappuccino pods out there? Is
> the Senseo much better than the Melitta pod machine? I understand the
> Senseo is foamier. Also are there any expresso pods that would fit
> these machines? Would adding some powdered creamer to expresso give me
> the crema layer to make a passable cappuccino? Would the Senseo Sumatra
> blend be at all similar in taste to expresso? Would appreciate any help
> as I'm a novice at this. Thanks!



 
Date: 28 Oct 2006 17:27:46
From: North Sullivan
Subject: Re: Need An Easy Way To Make Cappuccino
On 28 Oct 2006 09:43:02 -0700, alanryder@aol.com wrote:

> Would adding some powdered creamer to expresso give me
>the crema layer to make a passable cappuccino?

Seems like it would be easy enough for you to try. You may be on to
something. :)

North Sullivan




  
Date: 28 Oct 2006 17:32:41
From: North Sullivan
Subject: Re: Need An Easy Way To Make Cappuccino
On Sat, 28 Oct 2006 17:27:46 -0500, North Sullivan
<northwrites@bluebottle.com > wrote:

>On 28 Oct 2006 09:43:02 -0700, alanryder@aol.com wrote:
>
>> Would adding some powdered creamer to expresso give me
>>the crema layer to make a passable cappuccino?
>
>Seems like it would be easy enough for you to try. You may be on to
>something. :)
>
>North Sullivan
>

Out of curiosity, I looked up what wikipedia has for the definition of
Cappucino. It's actually not that bad. Some decent crema on the
photo, although I don't think they use the powdered creamer.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cappucino

North Sullivan



 
Date: 28 Oct 2006 18:48:33
From: I->Ian
Subject: Re: Need An Easy Way To Make Cappuccino
On 28 Oct 2006 09:43:02 -0700, alanryder@aol.com wrote:

>I'm not really a coffee drinker, but I do enjoy cappuccino. I was
>thinking of a Senseo, or the Melitta pod machine. I also saw the Krup
>Allegro, but that seems like too many steps. want something simple. I
>Is there anything better than the Senseo Cappuccino pods out there? Is
>the Senseo much better than the Melitta pod machine? I understand the
>Senseo is foamier. Also are there any expresso pods that would fit
>these machines? Would adding some powdered creamer to expresso give me
>the crema layer to make a passable cappuccino? Would the Senseo Sumatra
>blend be at all similar in taste to expresso? Would appreciate any help
>as I'm a novice at this. Thanks!

Nuke a Frappuccino?


 
Date: 28 Oct 2006 11:20:33
From:
Subject: Re: Need An Easy Way To Make Cappuccino
The simplest way for me is the Bialetti Mukka Express stovetop. Might
not satisfy the purists, but it works fine for me. You can use it for
either a latte or cappacino. Jane
Ken Fox wrote:
> <alanryder@aol.com> wrote in message
> news:1162053782.755302.52790@i42g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> > I'm not really a coffee drinker, but I do enjoy cappuccino. I was
> > thinking of a Senseo, or the Melitta pod machine. I also saw the Krup
> > Allegro, but that seems like too many steps. want something simple. I
> > Is there anything better than the Senseo Cappuccino pods out there? Is
> > the Senseo much better than the Melitta pod machine? I understand the
> > Senseo is foamier. Also are there any expresso pods that would fit
> > these machines? Would adding some powdered creamer to expresso give me
> > the crema layer to make a passable cappuccino? Would the Senseo Sumatra
> > blend be at all similar in taste to expresso? Would appreciate any help
> > as I'm a novice at this. Thanks!
> >
>
> I'm going to save you the time and trouble of waiting for further responses,
> by sumizing them, in advance.
>
> First, a number of people will correctly point out that cappucino is an
> espresso drink and without espresso you can't make it. They will tell you
> that you need a certain level of machine and grinder which will cost much
> more than you care to spend and that you will have to develop a certain
> level of skill in order to use it; just keep coming back here and you will
> develop it, they will say. They will also point out that you need to use
> fresh beans which they will describe as being no more than 10 days or so
> after the coffee was roasted, not the date you opened the bag of already
> stale beans.
>
> Someone else will say you can go out and buy starbucks or similar beans and
> those who disagree are snobs.
>
> Someone else will post (or I think has already done so) that you can use a
> moka pot instead of an espresso machine, which others will correctly point
> out is wrong as moka produced coffee is not espresso.
>
> Someone else will tell you to buy a superauto machine, which will be easy to
> use and you can clean it with cleaning pellets.
>
> Someone else will try to sell you a "PID'd Silvia," whatever THAT is.
>
> If I have left anything out, please feel free to add to this sumy:-)
>
> ken



 
Date: 28 Oct 2006 11:25:58
From: Ken Fox
Subject: Re: Need An Easy Way To Make Cappuccino
<alanryder@aol.com > wrote in message
news:1162053782.755302.52790@i42g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> I'm not really a coffee drinker, but I do enjoy cappuccino. I was
> thinking of a Senseo, or the Melitta pod machine. I also saw the Krup
> Allegro, but that seems like too many steps. want something simple. I
> Is there anything better than the Senseo Cappuccino pods out there? Is
> the Senseo much better than the Melitta pod machine? I understand the
> Senseo is foamier. Also are there any expresso pods that would fit
> these machines? Would adding some powdered creamer to expresso give me
> the crema layer to make a passable cappuccino? Would the Senseo Sumatra
> blend be at all similar in taste to expresso? Would appreciate any help
> as I'm a novice at this. Thanks!
>

I'm going to save you the time and trouble of waiting for further responses,
by sumizing them, in advance.

First, a number of people will correctly point out that cappucino is an
espresso drink and without espresso you can't make it. They will tell you
that you need a certain level of machine and grinder which will cost much
more than you care to spend and that you will have to develop a certain
level of skill in order to use it; just keep coming back here and you will
develop it, they will say. They will also point out that you need to use
fresh beans which they will describe as being no more than 10 days or so
after the coffee was roasted, not the date you opened the bag of already
stale beans.

Someone else will say you can go out and buy starbucks or similar beans and
those who disagree are snobs.

Someone else will post (or I think has already done so) that you can use a
moka pot instead of an espresso machine, which others will correctly point
out is wrong as moka produced coffee is not espresso.

Someone else will tell you to buy a superauto machine, which will be easy to
use and you can clean it with cleaning pellets.

Someone else will try to sell you a "PID'd Silvia," whatever THAT is.

If I have left anything out, please feel free to add to this sumy:-)

ken




  
Date: 28 Oct 2006 22:06:43
From: Marshall
Subject: Re: Need An Easy Way To Make Cappuccino
On Sat, 28 Oct 2006 11:25:58 -0600, "Ken Fox"
<morceaudemerde@snipThisPleaseHotmail.com > wrote:

>I'm going to save you the time and trouble of waiting for further responses,
>by sumizing them, in advance.
>
>First, a number of people will correctly point out that cappucino is an
>espresso drink and without espresso you can't make it. They will tell you
>that you need a certain level of machine and grinder which will cost much
>more than you care to spend and that you will have to develop a certain
>level of skill in order to use it; just keep coming back here and you will
>develop it, they will say. They will also point out that you need to use
>fresh beans which they will describe as being no more than 10 days or so
>after the coffee was roasted, not the date you opened the bag of already
>stale beans.
>
>Someone else will say you can go out and buy starbucks or similar beans and
>those who disagree are snobs.
>
>Someone else will post (or I think has already done so) that you can use a
>moka pot instead of an espresso machine, which others will correctly point
>out is wrong as moka produced coffee is not espresso.
>
>Someone else will tell you to buy a superauto machine, which will be easy to
>use and you can clean it with cleaning pellets.
>
>Someone else will try to sell you a "PID'd Silvia," whatever THAT is.
>
>If I have left anything out, please feel free to add to this sumy:-)
>
>ken

I think this is the level of boredom that George Sanders reached when
he swallowed his bottle of pills. But, there is pleasure to be found
in teaching.

shall


   
Date: 28 Oct 2006 16:40:59
From: Ken Fox
Subject: Re: Need An Easy Way To Make Cappuccino
"shall" <mrfuss@ihatespamearthlink.net > wrote in message
news:cuk7k2h99momnkmrm1g92d0p4o686g0aqd@4ax.com...
> >
> I think this is the level of boredom that George Sanders reached when
> he swallowed his bottle of pills. But, there is pleasure to be found
> in teaching.
>
> shall

shall, you ungreatful heathen. Exactly how many Silvias have you PID'd?

Ken
0
(123) 456-7890




 
Date: 28 Oct 2006 13:14:03
From: Nosey Nanci
Subject: Re: Need An Easy Way To Make Cappuccino
This is great and check out the video. The first link is to the main
website and below the description of a video of it operating. I have
it and love it. Sure it is not as good as the more expensive machines,
but you can get it on Ebay, new, for around $50!

http://www.bialetticafe.com/index.php?cPath=1_8&gclid=COi_iN-hnIgCFSjWJAodRTPlLQ

Nanci
Sorry, I just want to know all your business.
Nosey Nanci


 
Date: 28 Oct 2006 12:00:38
From: Harry Moos
Subject: Re: Need An Easy Way To Make Cappuccino
Are you talking about convenience store cappuccino? At least locally, that
is basically instant coffee with flavored creamer in it -- not real
cappuccino. If you are talking about a real cappuccino, I don't think any
pod machine will fill the bill. And powdered creamer is certainly not
crema. As far as the coffee type, espresso is a process, so you can use any
type of coffee. I often use Sumatra Mandhling for espresso. Different
coffees will produce a different taste. Only you know what taste is
"passable" for you. I just can't imagine "simple" and "espresso/cappuccino"
going together unless you spend the money for one of the super-automatic
espresso machines. But this is probably not the place to get unbiased
information about pods.

<alanryder@aol.com > wrote in message
news:1162053782.755302.52790@i42g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> I'm not really a coffee drinker, but I do enjoy cappuccino. I was
> thinking of a Senseo, or the Melitta pod machine. I also saw the Krup
> Allegro, but that seems like too many steps. want something simple. I
> Is there anything better than the Senseo Cappuccino pods out there? Is
> the Senseo much better than the Melitta pod machine? I understand the
> Senseo is foamier. Also are there any expresso pods that would fit
> these machines? Would adding some powdered creamer to expresso give me
> the crema layer to make a passable cappuccino? Would the Senseo Sumatra
> blend be at all similar in taste to expresso? Would appreciate any help
> as I'm a novice at this. Thanks!
>