A Sparkling Long Black


We’ve all been there. You’re on the way to work dreaming about that first sip. The first sip from your first coffee of the day. You can’t start the day without one. It’s uncivilised!  Only then, can you set about doing what you need to do.  (Well, first you’ve got to check your favourite blogs and then you’re ready to go.)

It starts with the smell. Like an old lover, you can’t help but want to inhale it completely. As soon as the warmth fills your mouth, the smoothness of the coffee dances like a ballerina pirouetting on your tongue. And then two coffees and half an hour later you start to feel it. That sick feeling in your stomach. It’s a gentle pang at first, and then it hits you. All you want to do is crawl under your desk like Taylor Momsen after a big night out. Alas, vodka isn’t the problem—you’ve just had too much milk (again.)

That’s where this sparkling long black comes in.  Now, I’m not sure what the coffee cognoscenti would have to say about it, but I can tell you this: it’s one of the most refreshing drinks that will ever grace your lips. It’s hot on top and cool underneath—not unlike that boy you dated way-back-when. Here’s the thing, once you have one, there’s no turning back Possum. MC


[the food]HOW TO: A SPARKLING LONG BLACK [/the food]

  1.  Pour yourself a shot of coffee (I used Nespresso’s Trieste Limited Edition Grand Cru Coffee) 
  2. Slowly top with soda water so you get a nice foam on the top of the glass (or mineral water)
  3. Sit back and at your desk and enjoy the bubbles



Art Direction, styling and photography by MsCritique

Disclosure: Nespresso Napoli and Trieste Limited Edition Grand Cru Coffee supplied by Nespresso

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