With just the touch of a button, you can have a coffee-house style Coconut Mocha Iced Coffee in just under two minutes. Nespresso’s new VertuoLine makes brewing coffee a breeze!
One thing my friends and family know about me: I’m a coffee drinker. Not because it’s a cool or hip thing, but out of necessity. Have you seen these shirts on etsy? I’m pretty sure they’re talking about me.
And I’m not usually one for fancy, over-sugared coffee drinks. I’m not sure if this dates back to my all-nighters during graduate school, frantically trying to shove as much 800-level finance and economics into my brain – but I prefer my coffee black. And strong.
But earlier this summer I visited a girlfriend in Seattle – home of coffee’s largest retailer. I’ve read that there are 35 coffee shops per 100,000 residents and that Seattleites spend an average of $36 a month (!) on coffee. So obviously, we drank a lot of coffee during my visit – iced coffees, specifically.
And I kinda-sorta fell in love with them.
So when Nespresso offered to send me their new VertuoLine coffee maker, I was pretty much head-over heels thrilled.
With just a touch of a button, you can have an 8-ounce cup of coffee in just under 2 minutes or a 1.35-ounce espresso in under a minute. When you’re a coffee addict like I am, that quick brew time is everything.
After determining that I do, in fact, love iced coffees, finding a way to make them at home was a necessity. Sorry, but I just can’t see paying upwards of $4.00 a pop at my local coffee-shops. And like I said – I like my coffee strong. So I brewed mine with coffee ice cubes to keep them from getting watered down. Another benefit of making them at home.
One of the coolest things about Nespresso’s new VertuoLine is that each cup of coffee brews with a rich, generous foam called “crema” – it’s naturally formed during the brewing process and is pretty much the bomb.
Just insert a capsule and press the button – that’s it!
And with the crema, you don’t even need to add whipped topping like I did – but if you’re going to splurge, you might as well go whole-hog.
Nespresso offers eight different flavors of coffee, including a decaf and half-caf, as well as two flavored blends: vanilla and hazelnut (yum). You can also choose from four different espresso blends, which range from a high-intensity blend to a decaf.
I used an espresso to make this Coconut Mocha Iced Coffee to ensure that the strong coffee flavor really came through. It was definitely a winner, and so easy to make!
Tell me: do you drink iced coffees? What’s your favorite kind?
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Nepresso provided some product for review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.
- 1 capsule VertuoLine Altisso espresso (or 1.35 ounces of your favorite espresso or strong coffee)
- 3 ounces coconut water
- 2 ounces coconut milk
- 2 teaspoons chocolate syrup
- 1 cup ice
- whipped cream and chocolate syrup, for serving
- Combine coconut water, coconut milk, and chocolate syrup into a large cocktail shaker. Stir to combine and dissolve the chocolate syrup. Add ice cubes (I froze leftover coffee into cubes) and shake to chill. Pour into a large glass
- Brew 1 capsule of VertuoLine Altissio espresso over the chocolate-coconut mixture.
- Top with whipped cream and additional chocolate syrup, if desired.