Iced Thai Espresso Using Delonghi EC860 Automatic Cappuccino Maker
Coffee is one of my favorite things in the world. I tried to avoid it most of my young life, thinking it was a vice. When I was taking microbiology that changed. One day my mom saw me struggling to have the energy and focus for the heavy material and suggested coffee. That changed the trajectory of my life for better of for worse. Since then my love has only grown. Now, I appreciate the finer aspects of coffee. I read the book about Starbucks and I have drank the Kool-Aid, or Coffee as it were. If you’re not American, I drank the Kool-Aid refers to people who are unsure at a party or event and then after drinking Kool-aid join the culture of the thing. I think it had to do with some drugs but am not sure he he. I have never done illegal drugs and don’t plan on it btw. We are also not receiving any compensation or free products for this post either.
What Differentiates THAI espresso?
Thai people often say it’s the love that goes into the cooking that makes something Thai. There is a lot of truth to this. Thailand is a country with a tropical rainforest ecosystem which makes it a coffee country. It has a long history of being freinds with other countries but not occupied by them. This sets the stage for it’s own unique twist. As the forth biggest coffee producer in Asia you can expect to see even new strains of coffee coming out of this sophisticated country. Thai coffee it typically sweet and easy and it’s named for how ancient it is. Kafae Boran, litterally means ancient coffee according to theperfectgrind.com.
How It’s Made
Traditionally this kafae boran, ancient coffee recipe has been made using a sock type filter with fine grounds. Next condensed sweetened milk is used to sweeten it. It’s actually different than Vietnamese coffee if you’re thinking it’s similar right now. This is actually made by steeping the mixture in boiling water. The ingredients in the old recipe were a dark roast, some grains to reduce cost and fill space, brown sugar, sesame, soy beans salt and butter. That is the old way of course. As someone who tries to be as frugal as possible I really love this. Our recipe however is simpler and a bit more fancy.
Using the Cappuccino maker to make it
My friend Minchita was nice enough to host us while we escaped Hurricane Harvey and it’s destruction this week. She has a Delonghi EC860 Automatic Cappuccino Maker. She is starting her own blog which will be available at Minchita.com. It is underdevelopment as of this writing so you can follow her instagram. She’s 33 years old with a newborn doing the mommy blogger things. She has an awesome lifestyle as a stay at home mom and we love hanging out with her. It will be fun to see her blog develop.
Making it Healthier
You can use a fat free condensed milk and just add stevia to sweeten as desired in similar portions.
- 4 ounces finely ground coffee or 2 scoops with the Delonghi scoop, which equals 1 tablespoons so 2 tablespoons
- 20-30 ml sweetened condensed milk, fat free if possible
- 30 ml evaporated milk, fat free if possible
Follow the instructions in the video below. 🙂
Here’s a video of how she makes the treat below.