Jenn312 Senior Member Joined: 26 Jan 2013 Posts: 39 Expertise: Just starting
Posted Sat Jan 26, 2013, 8:35pm Subject: Can I make lattes and cappuccino's using a regular coffee maker?
I really need to save money so I would like to cut back on my daily Starbucks latte. I tried to quit cold turkey and was sleepy all day. I don't have the money for an espresso maker and grinder setup right now but can I buy a coffee maker and a frother and make a cappuccino or is it going to taste significantly different since I am using coffee and not espresso. I would like to spend no more than $200 to get my daily latte fix. I can also learn to use a moka pot, French press or so something else that is inexpensive as long as it tastes good.
IMAWriter Senior Member Joined: 4 Jul 2002 Posts: 5,464 Location: Brentwood, TN Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Nothing at the moment Grinder: Vario-W,Preciso-Esatto/KyM... Vac Pot: Adcraft SS, Yama 8 cup Drip: Brazen.Chemex, Hario, Clever... Roaster: Behmor 1600, CO/UFO combo
Posted Sat Jan 26, 2013, 8:56pm Subject: Re: Can I make lattes and cappuccino's using a regular coffee maker?
Get an Aerobie(AeroPress), a decent grinder...A refurb Baratza Encore for instance, and your frother. You should be able to make VERY taste drinks. Try an El Salvador or perhaps a Sumatra bean. Supermarket beans or starbucks won't give you any freshness. Spend the money on decent beans from a local roaster. Some sell beans getting a bit long in the tooth, but still PLENTY drinkable.
CoffeeLoversMag Senior Member Joined: 10 Jan 2013 Posts: 50 Location: Seattle Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Tue Jan 29, 2013, 8:21am Subject: Re: Can I make lattes and cappuccino's using a regular coffee maker?
First of all, you cannot actually make a real latte or cappuccino from a regular coffee maker but still you can make drinks almost similar with it. Of course, it is not possible to foam milk without the wand in the espresso machine so never expect to have that one. As much as possible, you can get at least a stove top espresso maker. In frothing the milk, bodum frother can be used.
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