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    Published on August 14th, 2006 | by Greg


    Nespresso Aeroccino: Frothing Solution!

    If you’re like us, and don’t want a massive espresso machine sitting on your counter, then you need another way to froth milk. Especially if you are using our recommended espresso maker, the AeroPress. We’ve previously looked at what was then the only-known option, the FrothXPress… which frankly wasn’t satisfactory.

    Hence our great joy at unpacking and using the Nespresso Aeroccino. Bottom line: it looks great, works great, and is an answer to our frothing prayers.

    Small enough to easily shelve and easily cleanable, the Aeroccino froths or heats and froths enough milk for a large latte, cappuccino, or whatever funky coffee drink you feel like. Simple, one button operation, it takes a little over a minute to do its thing. Further, it sits on a nice base which plugs in- simply put it on the base to froth, and then you can use the Aeroccino without worrying about cords. They really did think of everything- even the frothing attachments (either the wire frother or a bladed stirrer) are nifty, magnetically resting on the rotor. Finally, the Aeroccino is a pretty good-looking gadget, though not available in any colors beyond the current “black and steel”. $80 may seem a tad steep for a milk frother, but it’s a well-designed and well-built unit that is well worth the price. Especially compared with the now-dust-covered FrothXPress.

    About the Author

    Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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