We are celebrating the newest addition to the St. Francis Inn: our Synchro Espresso Coffee Machine. Completely made in Italy our new espresso machine is faster and better than anything we’ve had before. What started out as a simple idea – “Hey, why don’t we make specialty coffees for our guests in the morning?!” – has become one of our guests’ favorite free amenities. And sometimes we had a difficult time keeping up with demand! That will not be a problem with our new Synchro! It can produce espresso almost 3 times faster than our old machine! Nancy Guarnieri offered to demonstrate how she makes this month’s Flavor-of-the-Month Pumpkin Spice Latte.
1. Nancy has placed a pre-warmed St. Francis Inn mug (notice the mug warmer on top of the espresso machine!) under the espresso spout. She has inserted a double-shot pod of espresso into the portafilter. 2.She loves that it is hands-free at that point and will stop itself!
3. A perfect cup of espresso!
4. Using the frothing jug and some
secrets learned in making the perfect froth (no, we are NOT telling) Nancy prepares a perfect creamy froth for the cappuccino.
5. Nancy pours the steamed milk and froth into the espresso. She’s already added the pumpkin spice syrup (Torani, of course!). A few sprinkles on top:
|6. a PUMPKIN SPICE CAPPUCCINO a la St. Francis Inn|