you're looking for something to do today then maybe this will perk you
up... it's National Cafe au Lait Day! Break out your favorite
and get ready to enjoy the holiday. Let's get right into
celebrating National Cafe au Lait Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Today is the same as most other food holidays; people love
drinking cafe au lait so much that they felt the need to set aside a
holiday for it! There's no real reason for this day to be chosen other
than that. But what is cafe au lait? Well, it's a French
as some of you might have assumed from the name. Cafe au lait literally
means coffee with milk, and I'm sure you've heard of or even tasted
this combination before. But this coffee drink is called many different
things, depending on where you are. In The Netherlands they
it "koffie verkeerd" which means "wrong coffee". In Poland they call it
"kawa biała" which means "white coffee". In Germany they call it
"Milchkaffee" which means "milk coffee". And if you go to Starbucks
they call it "misto" which means "mixed". But it doesn't
what you call it or where you get it, if you want to make cafe au lait
the traditional way then you need two things: dark coffee and heated,
whole milk. So you'll need a dark roast coffee and you'll need to scald
your milk until a film forms on top of it. Then you can mix the two
together in a white porcelain cup or bowl. Yes, it's odd to drink
coffee out of a bowl, but that is the traditional way! This
great holiday for you caffeine junkies that need to be perked up in the
morning or need a quick cup to keep you going through the day.
So how can you celebrate today? Well, you can go to your
favorite coffee shop and order a nice cup of cafe au lait.
would be a simple way to start your day. But, you can just as
easily make this at home! That way you don't have to get
and pay someone to make your cafe au lait for you. Just turn
coffee pot on and watch some TV or shower while it brews.
scald your milk, mix it together and sip on it while you read your
email. But, you might want to have a little fun with today...
mean it is a celebration, right? So why not do a little
experiment for future reference; why not see which place in your city
serves the best cafe au lait? Take a few minutes and jot down
the places that you normally go to that serve coffee. Then
into each place and order a cafe au lait and sip it down while you read
the paper or browse the internet on your laptop.
notes or make a mental note on how the cafe au lait was. If
don't even know what it is then you might end up with a crappy version,
but that's OK! It's all part of the process of finding the
locally-brewed cup of cafe au lait. Why would you do all
this? Simply because the next time you feel like a cafe au
you'll know the exact place to go! No one wants to drink a
made cup of coffee, so why not go through all the trial and error today
and find your new favorite coffee spot? Just try not to
off the walls too much! Enjoy your day and sip slowly to
burning your tongue!