A Sunday Cappuccino


Although nothing can replace the experience of enjoying a cappuccino with good friends at your favorite bar (or local Starbucks, if you don’t happen to live in Italy), sometimes it’s just as nice to sink down into your favorite chair, cradling your favorite green cup, savoring the smell of freshly brewed espresso that has filled the entire downstairs of your house, admiring your creation — the perfect, creamy froth, the faint dusting of cocoa powder just clinging to the edge of the cup, waiting to be swept into your mouth with the first sip, the heat from the cup warming your hands as you know it will also warm first your mouth, then your throat, and then your entire body as a sense that maybe your life isn’t so bad after all slowly takes hold of you. And then you take the first sip.

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  1. rachel

    How pretty!

    4:46 pm  Apr 1st, 2007
  2. Meagan

    GEEES LOUISE!!!! Could that description get anymore “GRAPHIC” ???

    Your killing me ova here!!!

    4:47 pm  Apr 1st, 2007
  3. melanie

    I love a morning cappuccino every day–

    4:54 pm  Apr 1st, 2007
  4. bloglily

    That green is so lovely and so perfect for the spring. It’s morning here in California and you’ve inspired me to make my favorite drink a beautiful one. xo

    5:38 pm  Apr 1st, 2007
  5. Emon

    Shame I never learned to swim or I’d dive in that cup and circled around for hours, occasionally dipping and sipping. And if that doesn’t wake one up, the 3rd degree burns will surely. Mmmm…buuuuurrrnnnsss!

    p.s. Is there an April’s Fools message hidden in the post?

    6:29 pm  Apr 1st, 2007
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    6:57 pm  Apr 1st, 2007
  7. sandi @ the whistlestop cafe

    There is nothing that compares to a cappuccino sitting at an outdoor cafe in Italy…but until we can get back I guess Starbucks will have to do.

    7:23 pm  Apr 1st, 2007
  8. Mary

    Your cappucino description is great and I love the color of you cup and saucer. Can anyone tell me where I can get a shirt that color? Because I’ve been looking for one.

    9:58 pm  Apr 1st, 2007
  9. Mary

    Oops, cappuccino. I do know how to spell, but the fingers sometimes get in the way of the keys.

    9:59 pm  Apr 1st, 2007
  10. Anali

    What a nice post for a Sunday! And that is the prettiest little green cup!

    10:29 pm  Apr 1st, 2007
  11. Coll B. Lue

    Yes a cappuccino would be nice in the morning except I prefer tea – but the one in the picture looks too good to pass by with a nice biscotti, yes delish.

    11:50 pm  Apr 1st, 2007
  12. leslie r

    I don’t know how you make everything look so tasty! I don’t drink coffee or cappuccino, but this pic is enough to make me wish I did!

    9:08 am  Apr 2nd, 2007
  13. Patricia Scarpin

    I’m craving a cappuccino now. I’ll have to have one even if it’s right after lunch. 😉

    3:24 pm  Apr 2nd, 2007
  14. Amylou

    I am so wanting that little green cup right now!

    5:07 pm  Apr 2nd, 2007
  15. shivapriya

    Hey Nicole
    I don’t drink coffee, anything related to coffee, but Cappuccino and Espresso (or expresso) is my husband’s favorite. Can you post a easy recipe which I can make at home. I make Indian coffee. HIs day starts with a cup of coffee:D
    Lovely picture.

    7:14 pm  Apr 2nd, 2007
  16. Kathy

    Hey Nicole, love the new lemon header.

    8:39 pm  Apr 2nd, 2007
  17. Kristen

    I want to go to YOUR house coffee shop… it sounds heavenly!

    8:53 pm  Apr 2nd, 2007
  18. Paul

    Hi Nicole,
    Thanks for dropping by my blog. Your muffins are unique. I might try them this Easter weekend for something unconventional. I do like chocolate and beetroot, with kangaroo
    and other game.

    2:33 pm  Apr 3rd, 2007
  19. Freya

    Great writing and a lovely photo! Thanks for sharing your Sunday mornings with us!

    5:53 pm  Apr 3rd, 2007
  20. Stephanie

    Now your talking! Love the pic and your description. Having coffee at a fav cafe or home is our favorite past time. 🙂 Wish we could sit and have a cup w/you!

    11:51 pm  Apr 3rd, 2007
  21. Christine (myplateoryours)

    That green cup is a gem. Great photo.

    5:44 pm  Apr 4th, 2007
  22. Terry B

    It is thoughts like this that make food more than mere fuel. This is why we cook, why we savor tastes and presentations and meals shared with friends…

    And it’s writing like this [and photography like this] that makes for the very special food blogs that keep bringing us back for more. Beautiful.

    7:39 pm  Apr 4th, 2007
  23. Nic

    This SO makes me long for Italy.

    11:27 am  Apr 6th, 2007
  24. Sandy

    Love your new look, Nicole!
    My husband asked me to to make the carrot soup you posted a while back, and it was really good.

    11:12 pm  Apr 6th, 2007
  25. jeena

    Hi Your food blog looks great and you have some lovely recipes, I will be back to visit you.

    Jeena xx

    visit jeenas blog for healthy recipes
    updated daily !

    12:16 am  Apr 7th, 2007
  26. Lydia

    All you need to complete the picture is either the perfect partner to share the experience, or the perfect book, or the perfect campo where you can sit and people-watch! Lovely green cup.

    12:04 pm  Apr 9th, 2007
  27. Erin

    This makes me wish I liked coffee =)

    2:24 pm  Apr 10th, 2007
  28. hans

    I love coffee too, I always drink palembang coffee every morning. Palembang is city in Indonesia, the coffee from here is famous, because the taste is strong.

    2:08 pm  May 13th, 2007
  29. mahek

    very well written,
    There are many feelings that you cant express in words but some can……
    The tea cup is great too… Is it from your house or from the cafe?

    7:05 pm  Oct 20th, 2007
  30. Nicole

    Mahek: Thanks! The cup is from my house. I bought a set of them here in Sicily, I loved the color 🙂

    7:15 pm  Oct 20th, 2007
  31. Lyndsey

    Mmmmmm….. I can smell it now……

    5:38 pm  Aug 17th, 2009
  32. lemari pakaian jati

    tanks for information

    4:49 am  Dec 15th, 2013
  33. ezy

    cappuccino is very delicious..
    i am very like

    7:38 am  Aug 4th, 2014
  34. Situs Belanja Online Terpercaya

    Is always good to start ur day with a cup of coffee….

    6:37 am  Apr 4th, 2015
  35. Resep Masakan Gampang

    you know what i really like coffee especially capucinno,it more be good if we drink it and take some biscuit

    10:35 pm  Jun 6th, 2015
  36. Laguku Myid

    cappuccino numero uno!

    8:37 am  Nov 3rd, 2015
  37. Patar Tambunan

    Wow..cappucino also is my favourite coffe..We always enjoy drink cappuciono with friends.

    5:48 am  Feb 5th, 2016
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