Friday, April 11, 2008

Bialetti Mukka Glass Cappuccino Maker

During my visit to Sendai, Japan a few weeks back, we dropped into a little cafe by the train station. It was this traditional shop with dark wood floors, shelves of books and some of the most ornate coffee cups I've seen. The owner wrote the menu by hand and made each of our coffee creations with the utmost attention to detail. In Japan they use these glass containers and a pressure process to heat up the water that pulls the coffee bean mixture in at the last minute. Add cream and sugar and you have a delectable warm drink. The picture above features my Matcha Au Lait which is a green tea au lait with a little bit of cream and sugar. It was velvety smooth, sweet and fragrant. So I've been thinking about making my own at home and found this new gadget. Take a look at the video online. It's very similar to the mechanism I saw in Japan. Available at
What's your favorite coffee or tea concoction? Email me or leave a comment. Price: $99.95
For: Him, Her Interests: Home, Food