And I’ve been looking. Everywhere. Instant coffee is usually disappointing. This Nescafe espresso is amazing.
I take my morning cup of java quite seriously if you know what I mean. My coffee machine is practically a family member. She (our coffee machine) gets the best coffee beans (straight from Italy, where else), weekly cleanups and yes, the best care possible. Some might even say I talk to her on a daily basis. But that’s nonsense. Mostly.
To conclude, great coffee takes patience and care.
So, what happens when Shabbos comes around? How are we supposed to relax on the couch on Shabbos morning if not with a delicious cup of coffee?
I always found it so frustrating that on the most important day of the week, the day that I actually have the time to sit and savor the moment, I sadly, have to rely on instant coffee.
Until I finally discovered this finely ground espresso powder that really does the trick. And my Shabbos morning is restored. Phew.
This coffee is great in recipes as well. Think ice creams, mousses, meats.
You can also use this coffee to make iced coffee on Shabbos. See this post for instructions.
Note: There is no hechsher on the bottle. We called the OU and they said coffee such as this (unflavored) does not need a hechsher. (FYI: The “crema” referred to on the bottle is not milk, it’s the layer of foam that forms when you prepare a cup).
Try it. You won’t be disappointed.
Edited to add: Some readers have brought to our attention that because of the way this coffee is made, the only way to drink in on shabbos would be to use a kli shlisi. Pour water into a cup, pour that water into a second cup. Then add coffee. For clarification, ask your LOR.