In this episode we talk about how we got into drinking coffee – and then into drinking better coffee. (We both grew up in the age of canned.) We discuss how (and why) we figured out how to use our countertop home cappuccino maker, and how every morning Brian makes latte/macchiatos. We share how to put together a gift basket that will impress and delight both hot chocolate and coffee lovers in your life. Plus Jami’s cool thing is an excerise program she loves and Brian’s is something called lightning maps.
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Here’s more on our Greece (& Kosovo) trip that Brian talked about with his experience in an Athens, Greece Starbucks (“No, you may not order Greek Coffee!”). It really was a trip of a lifetime for us, not just touristy (though we did those things), but meaningful for the people we connected with. #bestwaytotravel
Here’s our surprisingly popular video showing how to make homemade cappuccino using inexpensive home machines, most of which came from thrift stores (you can also go here to read about it with tips and my thoughts about being greeted with one every.single.morning):
Brian also made a follow-up video showing how to get better foam:
And this is the nozzle difference we talked about – older espresso/cappuccino makers will have a nozzle like the left, newer ones may look like the right. Both should work good with the tips Brian gives in the podcast and videos.
Our family and friends loved the Homemade Peppermint Mocha/Hot Chocolate Baskets we gave as Christmas gifts a few years ago. They make an easy homemade gift – and in the article I include printables for tags and recipe cards to include that make it even easier for you to gift.
This is Really Cool!
- Brian nerded out on his love of Lightning Maps.
- And Jami shared the online workouts that are making exercise fun again – Barre3 (which actually started in Portland!).
Find everything Thanksgiving here, including recipes (that stuffing – really DO try it!) and the Thanksgiving week checklist that was mentioned. You will love the timeline for roasting the turkey – it takes all the yearly, “now when do I put the bird in again?” out of the equation. Yay!
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