Everyone who knows me knows that I’m a sucker for a really good coffee. I can’t start the day without one. It’s like “ugh, don’t even talk to me until I’ve hoovered it down!” And before you throw your arms up in the air with cries of ‘aren’t you breast feeding?’, according to the National Health and Medicine Research most mamas can consume a few cups of coffee or tea each day without it affecting their babies. However, keep in mind newborns may be particularly sensitive to caffeine due to the fact it takes 50–100 hours to process caffeine. This reduces to 3-7 hours, by the time they turn 3-4 months old1 If a mother smokes, this can increases the effect of caffeine on her baby, so mothers who smoke should limit their caffeine intake further .
The problem is I don’t do instant coffee. It just doesn’t cut the mustard for me, and while I adore the coffee atEPSL in Surfers Paradise, they don’t open until 6am. I know, #firstworldproblems. I’ve always fancied myself as a try-hard barista. Before Leo was born, we had a really fancy coffee machine in the Boost Social Office at Australia Fair. Mornings were spent trying to perfect our latte art before starting the day. If you follow Boost Social Media on Facebook, you may recall there was a time we were Instagramming our attempts at trying to replicate the best baristas.
I loved the coffee machine at work so much, I decided how amazing it would be to have one at home. When you are sleep deprived coffee is life. I do enjoy heading out for coffee and meeting up with friends in a cafe environment, but having coffee at home means I can invite friends around and also provide them with amazing coffee too.
So this begs the question: Which coffee machine did I choose? Believe me, I wanted the best and I couldn’t go past Jura. What I love about the Jura coffee machine is that it’s just so easy to use. One-touch of a button, which is great when you have a baby in one arm. It’s produces full-bodied, aromatic classic coffee drinks, trend specialities with light and airy milk foam, even caffè Barista.
Jura even roast their own premium blend of coffee. The selected beans are roasted slowly and gently by using a traditional drum roasting process and are designed to complement their swiss engineered coffee machines.
I highly recommend the Jura Coffee, it’s transformed me into an at-home barista not to mention saved me money, and stopped my frayed, sleep deprived nerves from losing my bundle when Leo’s been awake every hour on the hour.
If you’d like to be an at-home barista with amazing coffee, try my barista tips.
- Get the milk really creamy and frothy and use a spoon to gently get rid of the air bubbles.
- Use a chocolate sauce to pipe on straight lines or circles
- Then use a wooden skewer to use your chocolate sauce to draw.
Visit the Jura website for more barista tips and to select your dream coffee machine.