Monday, March 9, 2009

Decaf Latte- coming right up!!!

I finally found some decaf espresso at the grocery store and was able to use my new espresso machine for the first time! I am aware that you are allowed to have some caffeine while pregnant and while breastfeeding, but since this is my first baby- I have decided to let myself be the crazy overcautious mom and cut out the caffeine--thus, the decaf.

I found a package of beans by Intelligentsia called Black Cat Decaf Espresso and used my Breville to brew a double shot and then I steamed some organic skim milk- It was soooooo good!

I would say better than Starbucks.... I LOVED it- plus I feel like it is more affordable to make my latte at home than to buy one every morning- not to mention the fact that it is easier than lugging baby H- just for a latte.

Anyway, just wanted to share the brand with any decaf drinkers!


Mom x 2 said...

I'm not a coffee person, so I don't know good from bad. But my cousin worked for Intelligentsia Corporate for a few years (now she's a coffee consultant for retailers) and she said it was the best coffee. It's always been rated highly that I've read.

Glad to see you found a way to do it at home - I'm sure it's much cheaper!

I'm on baby #3 and while I didn't completely give up caffeine, I do limit myself to 1 caffinated tea or coke a day. I buy decaf green tea to make my iced tea at home.

TCP said...

Mr TC is a HUGE fan of Intelligentsai and bought me the same stuff...I agree, it's so good!

CRICKET said...

I did the whole decaf thing with my first too. Thanks for the tip. Hope you are enjoying your newborn!!!