To launch Nespresso’s limited edition coffee blend, Crealto, I have a Nespresso U Coffee Machine and Crealto Pack to giveaway (featured below). For your chance to win simply share your coffee story / recipe by leaving a comment here, on my foodie cravings facebook page or tweet @foodiecravings and hash tag #nespresso with your entry. Competition is open to all foodie cravings readers with an Australian postal address and closes Sunday 23/9/12. Winners will be announced on my facebook page Monday 24/9/12.
Nespresso U Coffee Machine (valued at $299) featured with Crealto limited edition capsules & milk frother…
Crealto pack (valued at $100) with all the ingredients and recipes you need to make a delicious coffee inspired drink…
My coffee story…
I have been having coffee for as long as I can remember, initially it was all about the caffeine and it’s ability to wake-me up in the morning and most importantly coffee helped me focus on whatever phase I was in life (high school/uni exams, getting to work after a night out partying). Nowadays, I have a greater appreciation for the taste and coffee processes – and of course it still gets me through every workday 🙂 my most creative/best ideas are inspired by coffee.
My Nespresso coffee inspired recipe…
I felt a bit creative this morning after cooking up bacon and eggs for burger boy, so I made a Nespresso Crealto Milkshake. It was super easy and tasted amazing, I just placed the below ingredients in my milkshake shaker & pressed the button 🙂
2 espresso shots of Nespresso Crealto
3 scoops of vanilla ice-cream
1 tablespoon of cane sugar
Nespresso Crealto is best served as an espresso but when served with milk (my coffee style) it brings out a deliciously subtle nutty flavour.
Hope my stories have inspired you to share your coffee recipes & stories 🙂 my Nespresso Coffee Machine competition closes 11:59pm WST Sunday 23/9/12.
24/9/12 – The winner of the Nespresso U Coffee Machine and Crealto Pack is Alicia Scaffidi who I’m sure you’ll all agree really needed a Nespresso 🙂 her winning entry is below:
“My family has always made their coffee using a stovetop coffee maker (referred to as a ‘cafetera’ in Italian). So when I received my very own 10 cup cafetera as a wedding gift, I couldn’t wait to show off my coffee making skills to family and friends.
My opportunity came when we returned from our honeymoon and our family came over to welcome us home. After laying out the cakes & biscuits, I set to work on the coffee. I filled the machine’s base with water, heaped in the ground coffee and turned on the stove.
About 10 minutes later, I realised we should have already heard the telltale boiling noise indicating it was ready. I peeked into the machine and found no coffee had boiled through. Confused, I walked out of the kitchen. Suddenly I heard an almighty bang and rushed back in to see that the cafetera had blown right off the stove and my whole kitchen was covered in coffee – the blinds, the walls, the cupboards, brand new appliances and freshly washed dishes. It even managed to get inside my closed pantry, caking everything inside. Turns out I had forgotten to insert the all-important rubber seal in the coffee maker.
Not only did our meals carry the faint taste of espresso for the next few months, but our family has never let me live it down. They refer to it as ‘the great coffee explosion of 2009’ and love telling the story (through tears of laughter) to anyone who hasn’t heard it.
Suffice to say, I now only offer tea to visitors and have to leave the house for a decent caffeine-fix!”