Our favourite local coffee shop had to close down awhile ago. Kirby and I had been going there almost since it opened, spending a large portion of our budget in decaf mochas.
In order to save our budget and avoid having to frequent Starbucks (which is the only other local shop that offers a decaf that’s really decaf), Kirby bought a Sunbeam Urban Espresso machine because it pumps rather than steams and it was cheap. (I understand about the cheap part.)
Usually machine operation is the domain of my coffee loving husband, but today I decided to treat him (he’s having a hard week) and so I set about making the espresso and steaming the chocolate milk for our version of a cafe mocha. One of my children asked to take over. Apparently my husband is training them all to make him mochas. He does this by bribing them with what we call a “moo” – steamed chocolate milk with optional flavouring.
So with decaf mocha in hand and orange, maple and coconut flavoured moos all around, we sat down to breakfast.
It’s a good start to the day.