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.