12 most annoying things customers do when ordering coffee

machine.” What’s even worse than blabbing on the phone? “I get the ‘one-minute’ finger wagged in my face,” says JT. “I’m like, there’s a line and I don’t have a minute!” 2. Not being ready to pay “It’s amazing to me how many people will get to the front of a long line and still not have their order ready and forget about having their wallet ready,” says one barista who asked to be called Java*. “This …

10 best bean-to-cup coffee machines

… are plenty of other features that come with the heftier price tags — for example, the ability to personalise your coffee preferences, attached milk frothers, wi-fi connectivity and more. But don’t ignore the cheaper end ones if you’re happy with a more manual machine and don’t necessarily need a milk frother or barista-quality crema. Regardless of price, the machines in our round-up are easy to use and produce rich, smooth, tasty coffee. A word of advice – if you’re using a …

Wolfgang Puck recipe: Chocolate-espresso Semifreddo – TwinCities.com

… warm-weather pleasure into what can seem like a major investment. So why not make ice cream at home? I love to do that. But for a change of pace, and for those home cooks who might not have an ice-cream machine, I’d like to introduce you to another kind of frozen dessert that doesn’t require any special equipment beyond a stand mixer or an inexpensive hand-held electric mixer. The dessert is called semifreddo, a traditional Italian-style preparation that’s creamy, cool and …

Now you can print your FACE on a latte: Coffee machine lets anyone create intricate foam art in just 10 seconds | Daily Mail Online

By ELLIE ZOLFAGHARIFARD FOR DAILYMAIL | 27 June 2015   The $999 (£640) machine combines 3D printing with an ink-jet system It links to an app and prints out natural coffee extract, called Ripple Pods  Images can be taken from Ripples’ library, or customers can submit a photo from their camera roll which will be transformed into foam Only the most skilled baristas are able to create intricate foam art by hand. Now, a new system named Ripple Maker, could allow anyone to print …

Is my coffee-pod machine eco-friendly? | Lucy Siegle | Environment | The Guardian

By Lucy Siegle | June 21, 2015 ‘A single-use item that mixes organic waste (coffee), plastics and metals causes major eco-anxiety’: Lucy Siegle on coffee pods. Photograph: Neilson Barnard/Getty The single-serve coffee pod is the hottest beverage invention since the kettle. In the US one in three households has a capsule machine, which explains the ubiquity of K-Cups, these are the pods made by US market leader Keurig, which sold …