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Hazelnut Affagato


Weekend chilling, a book in hand, a big bean chair on the deck basking in the sun and an hazelnut affogato to finish the picture. Ten years ago I would have thought this a fancy pants way to drink coffee but that was before being enlightened by the coffee culture in New Zealand. I didn’t drink much coffee before I came to NZ, it wasn’t very good in the UK although I had started to enjoy a Milch Kaffee in Frankfurt while living there but was still very much a British tea girl.

New Zealand has an amazing coffee culture, the skill of a good barista is highly sort after as it is not just the quality of the beans that makes the perfect coffee. I was a little lost walking into my first coffee shop with ‘flat whites’, ‘lattes’, ‘macchiatos’, when all I was used to was the bog standard black or white coffee. It didn’t take me long to become part of this culture, I can be found most mornings stopping by my favourite coffee shop on the way to work, they know my car and my preferred coffee will often be on the counter waiting for me as I walk.

For one Frangelico Affogato
Add to a glass, 1 shot of Frangelico liqueur
Then 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream
Topped with 1 shot of espresso coffee

A few pics Out and About in Auckland


12 Comments Post a comment
  1. Mmmhhh, delicious! I love the first view.



    February 18, 2012
  2. Oh look at that sky, I am always grateful when you take a few shots of home. American coffee is even worse but i have spent some time educating Our John and getting the right machine and so I get a perfect cup every morning.. NOW of course I am going to pass your recipe on to him!! YUM.. (love the sun and the book) .. c

    February 18, 2012
  3. Great coffee still life 😉

    February 18, 2012
  4. Oh this coffee sounds wonderful! Gorgeous shots 🙂

    February 18, 2012
  5. mairi29 #

    We are so spoilt for coffee, sadly now when you go anywhere else it is just….well just not so good! Love an affogato….so simple yet so delicious. Love the pic too 🙂

    February 18, 2012
    • peasepudding #

      Thanks Mairi, love playing around with the dark colours on photos, much easier I find than the white sunny look.

      February 19, 2012
  6. I´m a big coffee fan and this sounds good. Loved the views, bought back some happy memories!

    February 19, 2012
    • peasepudding #

      I didn’t know you had visited Auckland/NZ, when was that and where did you visit? Ever tempted to come back?

      February 20, 2012
  7. So simple and so perfect!

    February 19, 2012
  8. Louise #

    Lovely pic & lovely recipe. A nice twist on the traditional affogato 🙂 and perfect for the current weather

    February 19, 2012
    • peasepudding #

      Thanks Louise, maybe we will get to have one together before the summer is through?

      February 20, 2012
  9. Yep, affogato is good :-)!

    February 20, 2012

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