Sunday, August 29, 2010

Expresso and Capuccino





I am linking with the following:


Susan for Metamorphosis Monday at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/


Mary for Mosaic Monday at http://dearlittleredhouse.blogspot.com/


Marty for Tabletop Tuesday at http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/


Lady Katherine for Teatime Tuesday at http://ladykatherineteaparlor.blogspot.com/

Martha and Terri for Tea Cup Tuesday at http://www.marthasfavorites.com/


Wanda Lee for Tuesday Tea for Two http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com/ and


WandaLee and Pam for http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com/


Today, I am showing you my coffee nook.


This is the "Before" picture.



And this is "After".





Nothing major but
I had to rearrange it to make room for my new expresso and capuccino maker, a Nespresso CitiZ D120 with an Aeroccino, which is a milk frother. I saw this machine at Sur La Table last weekend and asked for a demo. I liked it but I thought it was too expensive. When I got home, I looked on Ebay and found a brand new one that was given to the seller as a gift but decided to sell it instead. I saved almost $100 buying it on Ebay even with shipping, so I am a happy camper.

The seller also gave me 36 extra pods.


I keep my pods in that "Expresso" canister.







I fixed myself a capuccino right away and it was really good! it was so easy too.
For my regular coffee, I use a Melitta. I use individual pods because John does not drink coffee so it is more practical for me to fix just one cup at a time.


My favorite Melitta coffee flavor is Hazelnut.


I hate those plastic glasses but dh likes to use them cause he can fit 2 cans of diet coke into them. He is a diet coke addict.



I also made one for my mom and she really enjoyed it too.

Thank you all for coming by today. And I want to thank our gracious hostesses for all these fun memes. I hope you get to visit them and their participants also.

44 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Christine, that is such a nice machine you got and how smart are you to check out ebay. Good deal. I love how neat and organized your coffee nook is.

Debbie said...

WOW that is an awesome machine. I love me coffee too. I have a keurig..you look like a coffee house over there. Your Mom is such a cute lady, just like you!!~

Blondie's Journal said...

I've always wanted one of these and I too, saw a demonstration. It looked hard! I'll take your word it was easy!

Love seeing the picture of your pretty mom!

xoxo
Jane

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Christine, that sounds soooooooo good. I would love one right about now. Great deal on the machine. Your mom is so cute and she looks like she is enjoying her coffee too.
You are so right, it would be wonderful if we lived closer and I could share your shop or at least help out in it. So much fun. Hope all is going well for you. Hugs, Marty

Sarah said...

Oh, Christine, I'm with you. I have to have a good cup of coffee. Your new machine is fabulous.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Like your coffee station! I keep a supply of tall plastic to go glasses here, because of someone fixing something to drink and taking it with them.
Have a great week.

Dolores said...

Yummmmm sounds wonderful..... you have a perfect coffee area.....
I love the picture of your mom enjoying her cup of......
Hugs

Lynn said...

Looks like you are all set!

Patti said...

Great station - a wonderful way to utilize that area!

Sailing Simply said...

I love coffee!!! But I've never really had an espresso atleast not that I can remember so I guess I never have! LOL! Congrats on the new machine! Very nice looking coffee bar set up!

Snap said...

Great machine and nice redo! Fun!

Traci said...

I bet you smile every time you see your new little corner. Must be a real treat to have your own espresso machine! :D

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh how wonderful, Christine! I have a Tassimo and I have a cappuccino each morning...with triple espresso! lol Yum! Hello to your sweet mom!...hugs...Debbie

Wanda Lee said...

Dear Christine,

This little coffee, refreshment corner is such an inspiration!.., I want to set one up now!

Also, the tablescape from your last post was nothing short of absolutely stunning! I loved your tablecloth, your lovely dishware and your every little exquisite detail!

..,(I have been out of the office taking such much needed vacation, 'R. and R.' time); yet I wanted to thank you so very much also for partaking with last week's little tea parties!..,


Thanks so much for for sharing this loveliness as well as being a precious part of our, Tuesday Tea For Two' and 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'; 'Tuesday Tea Time In Blogland", experience dear lady!..,


I always love having you join us!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee
@ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com
and also
@ http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com

Shelia said...

HI Christine! Oh, what a beautiful machine and what a nice place for your coffee area! Your mom is so cute and what a large photo - love it.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Allison Shops said...

What a great machine! Your little set up is so nice.

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Tammy said...

Coffee nook - love it...how creative! You did a great job! Thanks for sharing..

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Your coffee nook is so sweet! It looks like a place I'd hang out a lot. :) I love the little signs too. Great job!
~stopping by from Met. Monday! :)

Bobbi said...

Hi, wow...very awesome machine and photos! I hope that you have a wonderful new week!
Hugs...
Bobbi

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Christine,
Now that is one amazing coffee center! Oh, that looks so good too!
That must taste delicious!
Hugs,
Cindy

GrandmaK said...

What fun to visit here! Well done! Cathy

Mary said...

I'm not a coffee drinker, but that is one beautiful machine! thanks for sharing at MM. :)

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Nice sparkley machine. I sure love my coffee.

Shel said...

Lovely nook and awesome cuppachinos! What a gracious mom you have. Thanks too for stopping by!
Shel

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love cappuccino! How fun to make it fresh at home-enjoy!

Jan LaFollette said...

Wow, how wonderful to have an area just for coffee and the makings...there is nothing like a good cup of coffee.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Christine, I love seeing pics of your mom. She is just so precious. Thanks for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Beth said...

Christine, I think your cappacino looks delicious and pretty too. You've set up a practical and attractive coffee area. Enjoy!
Blessings, Beth

Diann said...

Hi christine!

What a wonderful little coffee nook! Love your new macie! I will take a caramel please! :)

Regina said...

I love cappuccino.
Beautiful post
Enjoy a great week.
xo

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Nice new machine!! And I like your yellow one too--I have a red Keurig and I love it. Love making just one cup at a time, can make different kinds, etc. And your Mom is just adorable!
Best,
Gloria

KathyB. said...

A coffee nook, now I need one of these. Our home revolves around the coffee pot! What a good deal, you are a good shopper.

parTea lady said...

What a great coffee nook - it is so well organized. I'd like an area like that for my tea.

You got such a deal on the new machine.

Appleshoe said...

Wonderful coffee nook. Its bright colors and cafe' like appearance are so cheery. I am unfortunately deathly allergic to coffee but I love the smell of it. The picture of your Mum is lovely, take care.

Marie said...

ooohhh very nice Christine! I've been wanting one of those Nespresso makers. They use those even in hotels in Europe coz they're so convenient.
-marie

Debby said...

I love the setup, looks so inviting.

Sonia said...

Christine!

I love your coffee and espresso bar area! So neat and organized and very pretty! Wonderful place to start the day!

Miss Bloomers

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Christine,
I just LOVE your coffee bar!! After working night shift for 28 years, I am a BIG coffee drinker!!
All of the wonderful itmes that you have showcased in this truly delightful space are so charming!!
LOVED IT!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Love the idea of a coffee nook! Connie

Msartist said...

Oh how lovely that you kitchen has a place for a coffee nook! I love it and your wake up sign~
~Theresa

niartist said...

Christine,
I just love the way this turned out! It's really beautiful, and something I think I can do too - which makes it even more inspiring! Thanks for sharing, and as always inspiring!
Artie
P.S., stop by and let me know what you think of my little video I did of my house. I hope you like it - would love to know what you think!

Lady Katherine said...

I back again, for some reason I haven't been able to leave comments here. I love your Coffee Nook! Your new machine is great! I wish I had one, I just love the hot froth! Adore your Christine's Cafe Sign! So happy you shared your Coffee Center! Just love it!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: In case no one has said anything to you. You are amazing! Love it all. Thanks for sharing, Martha

Kathleen said...

Christine, you have EVERYTHING! Now I must go get myself a cup of Folgers from my cheapo Mr Coffee!

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