I love skim milk lattes and since Emily now starts school at the same time as Laini, I haven’t had one in a while. I used to drop Laini off at school and Emily and I would go to Starbucks to kill the hour before her preschool started. I am not exaggerating when I say that we’re saving approx. $20 a week in coffee alone.
Anyway, this morning I finally used the machine. Mind you, in the amount of time it took me to read the instructions and prep everything I could have gotten in my car and driven to Starbucks. But it was worth it. The latte came out *perfect* (at least by my standards). The espresso was the exact right color with a little layer of foam on top (according to the video that came with the machine) and the steamed milk was smooth and foamy.
While following the instructions for making a single cup of coffee was time consuming (all of about 10-15 minutes), clean-up was surprisingly easy. Everything just rinsed off. It will get faster once I memorize all the steps.