Mission 47- Become Skilled at Making the Perfect Cuppa Cappuccino

Mission 47- Become Skilled at Making the Perfect Cuppa Cappuccino

"This challenge is going to take allot of determination and skillful motions of brewing to get the best flavours out of Espresso Coffee Beans."

Since the dawn of humanity and the genius invention of socks... missing or rather misplaced cotton thingy’s have been the center of a long existing mystery of how they disappear and the most common question, “Where do missing socks really go”? Socks have been known to travel the likes of Ibiza, way under your bed unit and even gone as far as ending up in the belly of certain animal species. They seem to have a sneakiness about them and for some reason they’re very anti sticking with their partners. Be it going right or left... one sock always seems to be mysteriously absent leaving the other completely purposeless and risking the potential of becoming a child’s hand puppet. I think I might have uncovered the answer to keeping the pairs closely knitted together... ~drum roll~... Sock Magnets! Imagine a cupboard where socks will remain united as a pair never to be separated unless on foot. Imagine a world where missing socks will no longer be... wait for it... missing! The brilliance of it all... why do I think I might be regretting this idea in the morning?

So it’s time for me to venture forth on another mission and this one is something a little different from my momentary travels... this challenge affects most of us in our everyday lives.

Mission 47- Become Skilled at Making the Perfect Cuppa Cappuccino

Describing a humanly individual’s typical morning routine... a hot cuppa something normally fits in-between rubbing the sleep out of one’s eye and the ‘drag the foot’ stagger made towards the bathroom facility.

Cappuccino’s apparently originated in the 1700’s and since then has developed into what is known today as the coffee with cream or foam on top. To some it’s a business meeting commodity that sounds better ordered than regular coffee and to other’s its just plain tasty. Whatever the reason there is a skill in creating a perfect cuppa cappuccino (try saying that fast) from the flawless blend of espresso and foamed milk to the sprinkling of cinnamon or chocolate powder gently floating on top. The quantities and temperatures need to be exactly right! There is a special technique in frothing the milk so that it doesn’t create a milk volcanic explosion splattering all over your kitchen utensils covering everything in sticky milk stuff making you feel so frustrated (~breathe~) implementing a cleanup operation and all you can think of at that very moment is, “Why... why did I even attempt this silly coffee making thingy... why did I use a shallow mug... if I frothed it a little more would it turn to butter?” Unless you know what you doing everything can become a complete coffee disaster and you just may not be staggering to the bathroom facility in time. I know you’re probably sitting in front of your pixelated screen right now, reading this and completely sympathising with the degree of the situation unfolding here. Folks unless I do something about it my guests will continue to drink a concoction that tastes something made by a 5 year old playing house.

I’m intrigued as to why my ‘homemade’ cappuccino doesn’t closely compare to the cuppas at coffee cafes or lounges. Mine is lighter in colour and has the tasting resemblance of cat ‘wee wee’ or coffee that’s been through many strainers until the lightest complexion and richness is achieved. I have attempted at adding more grounded coffee to the machine and less water yet the same result occurs? To paint a clearer picture of the differences... a professional cappuccino has thick cream or froth on top whilst mine is more like diluted foam or concentrated milk.

I will persist! I am going to become Little MMI... Chino Girl! This challenge is going to take allot of determination and skillful motions of brewing to get the best flavours out of Espresso Coffee Beans. I may need to contact a well known coffee cafe or coffee connoisseur to perhaps learn their cappuccino making ways. Whatever the outcome, I will be sipping a Cappuccino that is just right!

Pace Yourselves


Little MMI