Getting a Nespresso machine for Christmas was both the best and worst thing that could have happened to me. More often than not these days, my mornings include a great cup of coffee. In fact, my new morning habit is often featured as an almost daily “mug shot” on my Instagram stories (because yes…I have a mug problem as well). I look forward to the moment that the aroma begins to fill the air and the warm liquid touches my lips. I am officially officially a coffee person.
There are a couple of reasons why I am obsessed with my Nespresso machine. The first reason is that it has an amazing recycling and composting program. When you have collected your used pods (which my machine does for me!) you simply dump them in a pre-labeled bag that Nespresso provides for you and mail them off! From there, the company takes care of deconstructing the aluminum pods to be recycled and composting the remaining coffee grounds. Did you know that aluminum is infinitely recyclable? It’s one of the few materials that can be remade into other products again and again, unlike plastic (eco-tip: choose aluminum over plastic when you can to reduce eco-footprint). While single-use coffee pods are definitely not ideal, it’s a step above the plastic k-pods that I used to use.
I also love that I get to have fun with latte recipes because of the different sized pods! There is so much room for customization, there is very little need to go out and buy coffee (my wallet thanks you, Nespresso). I have tried out a couple of recipes over the past few months, but one recipe has captured my heart–the maple cinnamon latte. I have it at least once a week, most often with my Sunday Brunch Bowl. This recipe was adapted from Tara’s Multicultural Table to make it Nespresso friendly and it is oh so delicious. Catherine of the Fashun Chronicles even thinks so and mentioned it in her podcast when we chatted over coffee.