The espresso drinker remains an unusual beast!
ESE Espresso pods…. it is a language of its own….
…And less than 1 in 10 of every gourmet coffee served is drunk as a straight espresso – which when you consider that, away from home, some 4 b gourmet beverages are consumed annually, makes it clear that the espresso drinker is indeed a rare animal
Certainly twenty years ago smoking must have topped the list… nothing better than a good espresso and a Marlboro Red or Gitane… not so a cigar – too powerful and all consuming! Indeed, a relatively high percentage of the best coffee tasters used to be smokers…it seemed a natural partnership and one in which far from dulling the taste sensation, smoking actually accentuated the exquisite notes and mellowness of the espresso hit.
Chocolate is another favourite…on the continent a high cocoa dark chocolate is the standard favourite…but a white chocolate also seems to add a creamy and indulgent sensation, a little like an espresso macchiato.
Fine Liqueurs or Cognac is also a natural co-conspirator of the espresso drinker! Again the two meld and intertwine so wonderfully it is a match made in heaven… add all of the above together and you surely have the holy grail of indulgence….
Times have changed however… and finishing a fine meal in a restaurant with a Marlboro remains now a distant memory…..all the more reason therefore to try Aromo’s ESE espresso pods in the comfort of your own home and take your senses back to a simpler, more hedonistic time and place!