The Cocaine of Coffee
Ladies and Gentlemen!
Gems and Germs!
Step right this way, if you will please, for a demonstration of the most ingenious device invented since the blender: the latte wand.
Who would ever have thought that one could make a latte, with a little hand-held device and any kind of milk, for the price of two lattes? Now, I paid twenty dollars for mine but they are available for as little as $7.98 and two Double-A batteries, from Amazon.
|The best invention since the blender...|
I have to tell you that my introduction to this magical elixir only came fairly recently into my life, maybe five years or so ago, after a lifetime of imbibing coffee. George Carlin referred to coffee as the low end of the speed spectrum, so that must make lattes the cocaine of coffee.
I need about five lines a day before I level off.
Back in the dark ages, I had to journey at least a half-hour to indulge in this ambrosia of the gods. Now, if I can stagger as far as the kitchen counter, I can create my own panacea of pleasure, without venturing any farther than the refrigerator.
I now brew a cup of coffee via slow filtering, allowing the grounds to soak in the scalding water before I pour in the rest. I take milk, half-and-half or even almond milk if I am of a mind, place the desired amount in a small saucepan, heat it up slowly while blending it with the wand, add the prepared coffee to the heated milk, and voila! I have a latte!
Cheech and Chong said, “If you got something the other guy don’t got, you chair, Man.”
So I’m sharing this with you.