Nespresso Coffee

by - 12:28 PM

I've been blogging on Deelish Recipes for almost 10 years, today I realised there isn't a post on it about coffee.

I started drinking coffee since the first time I realised it helps in keeping me awake. That time, I was about 14 years old. For the crazy examination period, the extended hours needed to cram through the studies (as studying at night when everyone is sleeping helps with less distraction). I became a night owl. Not just because I personally find coffee's taste is good, I enjoy the treatment I get when I enter a Cafe or Coffee House. Those days, I like to go to the cafe on fourth storey on Boat Quay (驳船码头 in Singapore), it is a cosy cafe but now it is no longer there anymore. And we used to take long bus rides from the city to Changi, to study overnight at the Airport terminals (for the air-condition), and availability of cafes that is opened 24 hours with a quiet environment.

Fast forward 20 years on, due to my low blood pressure (health conditions), I had to resume coffee drinking. Many westerners in particular the Americans, do not think that drinking coffee is good during pregnancy. When I was pregnant with Hedi in the later part of 2011, I had super low blood pressure - partly the pregnancy. My gynaecologist said that if I don't drink at least 2 cups of coffee each day to boost up my blood pressure, he was going to prescribe Caffeine tablets.

(Scroll down to see the image) I like this coffee machine because it was one of the smallest coffee machine ever, it weighs about 3kg and and dimensions 17 x 25 x 29 cm. So when we moved to Estonia in 2013, we flew it over as well as part of our luggage, see best carry-on luggage. Hedi will be 6 years old this coming June, so this machine has been with us for more than 6 good years!

I started drinking 2 capsules of Arpeggio everyday during my first trimester of my pregnancy. I like that Arpeggio is an intense blend of Central and South American Arabicas. It comes with grilled notes alongside subtle cocoa notes and woody hints. The intensity is '9' (12 being the most intense). 

credit: Nespresso

In the summer of 2017, there is a new ice coffee variation 'Limited Edition' for summertime: Intenso on Ice and Leggero on ice. I prefer Intenso on Ice but now it seems fully out of stocked.

It was a good decision that my husband bought me this as my very first coffee machine. 
Koenig Nespresso Capri Automatic Cherry.

This is not a sponsored post but I just want to write about my favorite coffee flavour, coffee machine and my enjoyment of drinking coffee.

Arabica and Robusta
Two types of coffee make up 99 percent of the coffee market: Arabica (Coffea arabica) and Robusta (Coffea canephora). While the Arabica coffee plant places high demands on climate, soil and cultivation, and grows almost exclusively in high altitude regions, Robusta is much more resistant to cold and humidity. It is therefore mostly cultivated in tropical lowlands. These differences are reflected in the taste. Arabica beans have an elegant and balanced flavour. Robusta beans have a fuller and stronger taste.

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