The kitchen just got a whole lot cozier with my GE Profile Espresso Machine! Did you know that my first job was being a barista? It was my favorite job because of the people, the art of making drinks, and of course all the coffee I got to drink on the job. Well, now I get to pretend to be a barista again in my own kitchen with my own espresso bar.
I have been having so much fun using our GE Profile Espresso Machine. My favorite part? You all know I am a homebody and this little machine has made for less coffee trips and more snuggles on the sofa in my pajamas with my homemade lattes. Do you make your coffee at home or are you a coffee shop loyalist? I am now a healthy balance of both and that feels good! Let me know what you think of our cozy coffee corner! This post is sponsored by Wayfair, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
The holidays are here and so are the holiday parties. Our home has become an awesome place to host for friends and family. It’s centrally located among family, and is somewhat wheelchair accessible for my grandparents. When we moved here, we dreamt of these days, even with the added stress that comes with hosting. I have shared different tips and tricks to make things easier leading up to the gathering, what to consider, and little ways to add to the experience of your guests. Today we are adding to those tips and tricks with another way to add an experience to your party, while also giving you full access to those perfect tasty little beverages we all run to our favorite coffee shops for.
As a host, I do love the idea of being able to offer people a custom latte of their choice, to make their time at our party just a little bit better. I mean we have all been there, you ate just enough apps, slightly indulge in a main course, but leaving room for dessert, and are secretly wishing you had a latte to go with that perfect holiday pie.
I turn to our GE Profile™ Semi-Automatic Espresso Maker + Frother not only to make each day a little better for me, but also to add to the experience for my guests during our gatherings. The GE Profile™ Semi-Automatic Espresso Maker + Frother says it may be for more experienced at-home baristas, but Jose, who has never been behind the barista counter, and I make a latte with the best of them, minus the art (we’ve tried, its bad). The GE Profile™ Semi-Automatic Espresso Maker + Frother comes the SmartHQ mobile app. It’ll help you maintain your Espresso Maker, let you know when it needs to be cleaned or, descaled, and it has a section to customize your beverage settings. With the Frother wand, you can set the temperature for hot water, that’ll make perfect teas ready to drink right off the counter (if you are not a hot-hot coffee or tea drinker). Something I have learned is, even with a large amount of counter space, you need to save where you can, both on the counter and at the outlets. I am so happy this espresso maker comes with a bean hopper that grinds for you right into the portafilter, saving the space of having an additional grinder. No more separate grinder, spooning out to the portafilter, and usually making a mess right at step 1. This espresso maker has 15 different grind settings from coarse to fine and both single and dual wall filters for single and double shots of espresso, letting you customize your perfect shot. The dual wall filters help you keep your latte mixtures more consistent, something very important for those starting out.
Another GE appliance we love is our GE Profile Opal Nugget Ice Maker. We use it daily and attribute a lot of our healthier decision making, of drinking more water, to having ice cold water always at the ready. Loving our other GE Profile product, we knew the GE Profile™ Semi-Automatic Espresso Maker + Frother would be easy to use and understand. So check them out now and let me know how you like your homemade lattes. I hope you enjoyed this little tip on how we are adding to our hosting duties, to make our guests enjoy their time just a little bit more.