Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Almost There Day: espresso con panna

Ok friends, we're almost there. Right? Right? Right.

The West Coast Muse had an office stuffed full of people this morning as the brilliant scientist she assists was being interviewed for something. Tiny office + 6 person camera crew = mental chaos. I did my best to stay calm by listening to the Unwind Station on Pandora....and by sucking down a triple espresso (with extra foam). It might seem counterintuitive that a triple espresso would be calming but it is. That might be the sign of addiction but I'm too busy to spend time being worried about such dependencies.

The triple espresso was delish but what would have been even better would have been an espresso con panna. That's an Italian drink that is basically espresso topped with whipped cream. What more could you want?

So if you are in your last 2 hours of work on the East Coast or just midday on the West Coast and need a quick, delicious, extra special pick-me-up, try an espresso con panna. You could easily order this at your local café but it is also simple enough to do yourself.

Photo from The Coffee Bump

  1. Brew 1-3 shots of espresso.
  2. Top with whipped cream. The Muses only support homemade whipped cream which could not be easier. If you have never whipped cream before, do not fear, throw some heavy cream in a bowl and enough sugar until it's as sweet as you like, whip with a whisk or hand not over beat or it will curdle. Also feel free to throw in some vanilla or almond extract
  3. If you really need some extra help, add a little somethin' somethin' to it. The Muses themselves are far too responsible and care about their jobs far too much to do this at work...but we know what kind of people you are.
Enjoy!! We're almooost there. 

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