french press foam

The bakery that I work at is equipped with an espresso machine. Though I still sort of dread when someone asks me to make them a beverage for fear of screwing it up, I like that I know how to work one. And when you get to work at 6 am, it’s good to know how to make yourself a fancy, strong espresso drink. The whole thing has made me very fascinated with nice foam, but alas, our handheld milk frother at home broke long before this interest began.

I was devastated, of course–UNTIL TODAY, when I discovered that a French press creates BEAUTIFUL and nearly foolproof foam. You just pop your milk in the microwave for a minute, then pump it with the French press until it’s foamy. I concentrated the pumps near the top of the milk so I would have some warm milk at the bottom of the carafe to pour into my coffee, topped with lovely shiny foam.

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How did it take me so long to discover this? Had everyone else known this all along? I don’t even care, man, I’m excited!!!!! Game changer.

-Sophie