So I’ve decided to open my own coffee shop…
Just kidding! But I actually could, my latte art needs work but my equipment is spot on.
We’ve been trying the new Nespresso Creatista machine this past week and it’s a neat piece of kit.
I even went to a latte art workshop over in Leeds at the weekend, and who knew it was so hard to make these pretty pictures in coffee. The Nespresso Creatista Studio is inside the Victoria Quarter, a beautifully restored arcade sitting at number 34 Queen Victoria Street.
In a nutshell it’s a pop-up cosy café where you can learn how to be your own barista, using the Creatista machines, and sit and enjoy your coffee of course. They even have a flat lay area- where you can style your coffee (you might’ve seen my attempts!) Its open for a few more days so do pop down if you are in the area.
If you follow me on Instagram (find me here) you may have seen my jaunt to Leeds on Saturday. I’ve not been to Leeds for years and we had such a great day, I even took the free Water Taxi… A 15 minute moment reminiscent of Venice or Amsterdam.
We’ve been getting to know the Creatista at home and it’s been a lot of fun. I’ve been playing barista and D and the girls have been my guinea pigs/customers. I’ve obviously not been giving the girls coffee, but the milk frothing is perfect for Babyccinos and Chocaccinos!!
My latte art hasn’t got much better since my first attempt to be honest. The steam wand and four different milk textures do create a professional looking coffee, even if the art is bad, its good to keep practising and it makes the Mister laugh without fail… So, win win. 😉
The Creatista is really easy to use, despite my initial fear of, “I’m gonna break it!”. It is a really sturdy little gadget and isn’t going to break anytime soon, and it does feel like it belongs in a coffee shop.
During the setup, a little screen takes you through the settings, which you can personalise. So you can change the milk temperature, how much froth you want and choose from 8 different types of coffee . We are still getting used to the different coffee capsules, in fact my visit to Leeds really helped with this- I think the Arpeggio is my current favourite.
It takes 10 seconds to heat up, which is great first thing in the morning. Literally popping in the capsule and pressing a button when you’re still half asleep just works at 6:30am (!!)
This is my first coffee machine and I’m enjoying playing with it at the moment, frothing the milk is rather theraputic!
PS- I’ve also made Matcha Almond latte’s with it, just pop half a teaspoon of matcha into the jug with the milk, then froth away! The same principal works for hot chocolates too.
Do you have a coffee machine? Have you ever tried to create latte art??