Taste

J’Something Gets Creative With Nespresso Coffee

Every cup of coffee is an occasion for a celebration. No matter how you like it, a single sip of your favourite brew is contentment in a cup. Your coffee moment is centred around making the most of something you love. It is this spirit of celebration and passion for perfect coffee that has inspired Nespresso to create a range of the world’s finest coffee crafts, inspired by the hardworking and innovative craftsmen who have pushed the boundaries to create exceptional coffee. And who better to create crafty recipes centred around these coffees than master craftsman himself, J’Something?

Thanks to Nespresso I can share these DELICIOUS recipes for you to try at home.

Warm Indian Macchiato

Serves 1

This spicy latte, inspired by Nespresso Master Origin India, is all about comfort. J’Something was primarily inspired by the idea of a chai latte but making it that much better by adding coffee, of course.

What you Need

  • 1 capsule Nespresso Master Origin India, brewed as an espresso
  • 1 cardamom pod, crushed
  • 1⁄2 clove, crushed
  • 1⁄2 cinnamon stick, crushed
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 150 ml frothed milk
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Cinnamon, to garnish

What to Do

  1. Brew the coffee and add to a shaker.
  2. Add the cardamom, clove, cinnamon and nutmeg, and shake.
  3. Pour honey into a glass, then top with the frothed milk.
  4. Pour a shot of the spiced coffee down the side of the glass to create a layered effect.
  5. Sprinkle with a little cinnamon and serve.

Sangria de Fonseca

Serves 2

This Nespresso Master Origin Colombia coffee is J’Somethings’ favourite from the range. Get ready to have an incredible festive experience as you make this in big jugs around a table and enjoy the sunshine. It’s refreshing and extremely unique, so it’s bound to be a crowd pleaser.

What you Need

  • 2 capsules Nespresso Master Origin Colombia, brewed as lungos
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • 200 ml water
  • 1⁄4 cup mixed berry juice
  • 1⁄4 cup strawberries, chopped
  • 1⁄4 cup blueberries
  • 1⁄4 cup raspberries
  • 50 ml sugar
  • Drop or two of Aroma Strawberry

What to Do

  1. Brew coffee and add to a shaker with 3 ice cubes, add mixed berry juice and berries
  2. and shake.
  3. Top up with 200ml of cold water.
  4. Put sugar and water into a pot and bring to a boil, add 1-2 drops of Aroma Strawberry and reduce heat. Simmer until reduced and thickened, then remove from heat and allow to cool.
  5. Add 10-15 ml of strawberry sugar syrup to the berry juice and coffee and stir.
  6. Serve berry and coffee mixture in a glass over some more ice, with or without fruit.

Coffee G&T

Serves 1

This Nespresso Master Origin Nicaragua coffee is by far the easiest-drinking espresso in the range. It’s beautifully sweet due to a very interesting “black honey” process they do in Nicaragua. The unique experience here is taking the time to prepare, ahead of time, your coffee ice blocks that infuse the perfectly balanced and unique coffee gin and tonic.

What you Need

  • 2 capsules Nespresso Master Origin Nicaragua, brewed as lungos
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 35 ml local Gin
  • Ice cubes
  • 250 ml tonic water
  • Lemon peel, sliced, to garnish

What to Do

  1. Brew the coffee.
  2. Add honey to coffee and stir; allow to cool.
  3. Pour most of the coffee into ice cube trays, reserving 10ml.
  4. Put ice tray in the freezer and allow to freeze. Keep frozen until ready to serve.
  5. Place 2-3 coffee ice cubes in a glass.
  6. Pour gin over ice cubes.
  7. Add 10ml of chilled coffee and then top up with tonic water.
  8. Add a piece of lemon peel to garnish and serve.

The J Martini

Serves 1

Nothing makes you feel more like a million bucks than sipping on a sophisticated martini. It is the perfect welcome drink for the next party you decide to host.

What you Need

  • 1 capsule Nespresso Master Origin Indonesia, brewed as a ristretto
  • 1 capsule Nespresso Master Origin Indonesia, brewed as a lungo
  • 10 ml Nutella
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • Chocolate balls, to garnish
  • Large toothpicks

What to Do

  1. Add the ristretto shot to the Nutella and mix together.
  2. Add the lungo coffee to a shaker with the ice cubes and shake until chilled.
  3. Add 2-3 ice cubes to a glass and pour the coffee mixture over the ice cubes.
  4. Top up with the chilled coffee from the shaker.
  5. Serve with a chocolate ball (or two) on a toothpick to garnish.

Citrus Egg Coffee

Serves 1

Inspired by a coffee drink J’Something used to have as a family that used condensed milk, he wanted to expand on that taste. It’s a unique dual experience of an almost cold orange custard that floats on top of the cup, mixed with the beautiful espresso shot and a simple orange syrup.

What you Need

  • 1 capsule, Nespresso Master Origin Ethiopia brewed as a lungo
  • 20ml freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 50ml sugar
  • 50ml water
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons condensed milk

What to Do

  1. Put sugar, water and orange juice into a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for 10 minutes until a syrup forms. Remove from heat.
  3. Brew the coffee.
  4. Put the egg yolk and 2 teaspoons of the condensed milk into a small deep bowl and whisk together until frothy.
  5. Add a tablespoon of the brewed coffee and whisk it into the mixture.
  6. Pour the remaining brewed coffee into a lungo coffee mug, add a teaspoon of orange syrup and stir.
  7. Add the frothy egg mixture on top and serve.

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