Why Is It Still So Cold? Get Warm With The Miele Generation 6000 Coffee System

Why Is It Still So Cold? Get Warm With The Miele Generation 6000 Coffee System

Hey. Mother Nature. It’s SPRING. The middle of April. Stop playing games. We’re all getting very depressed out here.

We’ve read all the theories. “Global warming is causing colder temperatures”? Look, it probably makes scientific sense, but it doesn’t make… you know, logic sense. There was an article about something called “Arctic oscillation”, which seemed promising. The theory was that global patterns had changed, based on geopotential heights, and – okay, we have no idea what any of those words mean.

What we do know is that it’s still way too cold, and we are so darn happy we have a Miele Generation 6000 Coffee System in the showroom.

When Peter Salerno Inc.’s showroom was named Most Innovative Small Showroom at the 2015 KBIS convention in Las Vegas, it wasn’t just an award – it was a responsibility. Peter Salerno understood that people would be looking to his state-of-the-art showroom in Wyckoff, New Jersey, to display the latest in design trends, technological advances, and streamlined kitchen design, bath design and custom cabinetry.

So when the opportunity presented itself, it went without saying that Peter Salerno put Miele’s state-of-the-art coffee maker in the showroom. And trust us – with record low temperatures outside the showroom for pretty much all of 2018 thus far, we’re getting plenty of use out of it!

Let’s take a look at one of the highlights of the Generation 6000 Miele product line, the Miele Generation 6000 Coffee System.
The Miele Generation 6000 coffee system, to be featured in Peter Salerno Inc.'s showroom.

From the latest Miele Generation 6000 Coffee System press release:

There are several new highlights to the Generation 6000 Whole Bean Coffee System including a new
CupSensor, EasyClick Milk System and One Touch for Two features. Exclusive to Miele, the
CupSensor automatically adjusts the height of the spout to the optimum position for different cup and glass sizes.

Whether a tall latté macchiato or a dainty espresso is being prepared, the central spout automatically adjusts to the cup’s rim and eliminates splashing. The CupSensor even reacts precisely to beverages made with milk by raising the spout slightly to make room for the incoming espresso. Also new is the EasyClick milk system, which is a dishwasher-safe glass milk flask that effortlessly clicks into place at the front of the machine. And for easy maintenance, the new Miele Coffee Systems now automatically rinse all milk spouts and hoses with water after each use.

The Miele Generation 6000 coffee system, to be featured in Peter Salerno Inc.'s showroom.

The One Touch for Two feature allows the user to prepare two coffee specialties such as cappuccino and latté macchiato at the same time, thus reducing prep time when two or more drinks are being served. Miele Generation 6000 series is distinguished by its elegant design and remarkable innovations to deliver unmatched results that can be seen, touched and tasted. German engineered and tested to last 20 years, Generation 6000 reinforces the Miele Design for Life philosophy and solidifies Miele at the forefront of residential culinary appliances.

The Miele Generation 6000 coffee system, to be featured in Peter Salerno Inc.'s showroom.

Fall 2016: The Best of EVERYTHING Hazelnut!

Hazelnut Recipes, Beer, Food, and More Rule Fall 2016

Yes, the author of this particular may be a little partisan. I sit here with my hazelnut soy macchiato while a hazelnut-scented candle burns on the table behind me. You may call me a hazelnut junkie – and I will say “thanks, I know”.

Be that as it may, Fall 2016 happens to be the perfect season if you’re nuts about hazelnut! From recipes to fragrances, seasonal kitchen menus to seasonal craft beers, hazelnut is everywhere this season!

With so many ways to utilize hazelnut (as an ingredient, a scent, even a color scheme!), it can be daunting trying to cull through thousands of articles to find that perfect hazelnut recipe, brew or design. Don’t worry though, we’ve done it for you!

Here is your handy Fall 2016 Guide to The Best of Everything Hazelnut! From one “hazelnut-case” to another, I can’t wait to hear how you like the recipes, drinks, and seasonal scents/colors on our list!

Fall 2016 Guide to The Best of Everything Hazelnut

Best Hazelnut Beer: Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar Ale

I won’t lie to you: I was initially a bit apprehensive about the prospect of a hazelnut craft beer. Two sips later, Rogue Ales made me forget my troubles. Rogue’s Hazelnut Brown Nectar Ale is their take on a traditional brown ale that is so good, it’s nuts. (Sorry, last pun. I promise. I think.)

Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar Ale - the best hazelnut craft beer on the market.
Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar Ale – the best hazelnut craft beer on the market.

If you like a beer with a malty finish, a modest alcohol content (5.6%), dark brown color and a note of hazelnut extract, this is the brew for you. Available in 22-oz. bottle, 6-pack and draft (where available), Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar Ale is a craft beer lover’s Fall 2016 go-to glass.

Best Hazelnut Blog: Riverbend Hazelnuts

The cool thing about the Riverbend Hazelnuts blog is how independent it appears. The articles are posted by Dan Johnson, a hazelnut grower, harvester and connoisseur from the American Midwest. His knowledge, candid photography and conversational tone make every article so interesting to read.

A sample of Dan Johnson's beautiful photography from Riverbend Hazelnuts' blog. (Photo: Dan Johnson)
A sample of Dan Johnson’s beautiful photography from Riverbend Hazelnuts’ blog. (Photo: Dan Johnson)

We highly recommend starting with the Introduction page and taking a slow, enjoyable walk through some of the articles.

Best Mass-Produced Hazelnut Coffee: BocaJava Hightide Hazelnut

This medium roast flavored coffee is made from Nicaraguan coffee beans, and offers a slightly more “gourmet” feel than other mass-produced hazelnut coffees. Coffee lovers know it’s hard to find a mass-produced flavored coffee that doesn’t taste artificial – or just “not quite like real coffee”.

BocaJava’s Hightide Hazelnut is the best store-bought hazelnut coffee we’ve found thus far – not too light or dark, just nutty enough without tasting fake, and a nice smooth taste and finish. Of course, the quest for exceptional hazelnut coffee (especially of the mass-produced variety) burns on, so we’d love to hear your suggestions as well!

Best Fall 2016 Hazelnut Color: Warm Taupe

As noted in past articles on this site, Warm Taupe (Pantone 16-1318) is one of the select shades on the Fall 2016 Pantone color report. A bit dustier than the average hazelnut, Warm Taupe isn’t a precise match – but for hazelnut lovers, it’s a wonderful way to incorporate the cozy brown hue into your home design color scheme.

Warm Taupe (Pantone 16-1318)
Warm Taupe: Hazelnut reflected in Fall 2016’s Pantone color report!

Best Hazelnut Candle: Lorenzen Candle Co. (Etsy)

Lorenzen Candle Co. is a premium handcrafted soy candle company based out of Liverpool, NY. (We list Lorenzen’s Etsy page for convenience.) The store’s proprietor, Bobby Lorenzen Kaye, spend months perfecting each of my scents to ensure consumers get a candle with the perfect balance of hot and cold throw as well as burn quality.

The handcrafted line of Lorenzen Candle Co. products is tremendous, and the Hazelnut Candle is no exception. Unlike other hazelnut candles, there is no unnecessary artificial dye in this product. We also love the undertone of roasted coffee beans that fills in behind the hazelnut scent as the candle burns.

What are YOUR favorite hazelnut products of Fall 2016? Leave a comment!

 

Our Favorite Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe!

Epicurious Wins Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Showdown

Fall is on the horizon, and we all know what that means – pumpkin spice lattes are back!

The pumpkin spice latte (PSL for short) is nothing short of a cultural phenomenon. While pumpkin scents and flavors typically dominate autumn (candles, pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread), nothing has taken hold of the American marketplace quite like the pumpkin spice latte.

Of course, with such demand for a seasonal item, prices for the PSL at your favorite coffee chain or barista bar have gone up noticeably. And regardless of your income, spending $5 on a cup of coffee still stings the wallet. So where can you turn to find a homemade pumpkin spice latte recipe that satisfies the most discriminating coffee lover?

You will love this homemade pumpkin spice latte recipe from Epicurious and Bakergirl! (Photo: Wiki via Jazzbobrown)
You will love this homemade pumpkin spice latte recipe from Epicurious and Bakergirl! (Photo: Wiki via Jazzbobrown)

Epicurious once again saves the day – fear not! A subsidiary of Conde Nast and one of the most trusted recipe resources on the Web, Epicurious provides expert staff and community recipes for any and all occasions. They also scour independent food and drink blogs for the best undiscovered recipes – and that is where the PSL comes in.

Epicurious discovered a gem of a homemade pumpkin spice latte recipe on Bakergirl (aka Budding Baketress) and shared it with the world. And thank goodness they did, because we’ve been hooked on it ever since!

The recipe is at once simple and sophisticated, and doesn’t put a strain on your disposable income the way many coffee shop pumpkin spice lattes will. Unlike other recipes, Bakergirl’s creation doesn’t rely on instant mixes – instead, a variety of savory spices and real pumpkin puree are utilized in this recipe.

We think you’ll find this pumpkin spice latte recipe flavorful and addictive; we’ve come back to it many times and are always delighted!

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe (courtesy Epicurious and Bakergirl)

Ingredients

  • Pumpkin Spice Syrup
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree (fresh or canned)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • To make Latte:
  • Milk
  • Coffee

For full preparation instructions of this fantastic homemade pumpkin spice latte recipe, please visit the full article at Epicurious and support our favorite online food and drink resource!