Some early research from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in Washington is hinting that there is no strong evidence connecting full cream saturated fat milk with lifestyle diseases that none of us want, such as diabetes type 3, obesity and cardiovascular disease. (Davey, M. The Sun Herald. July 29, 2012). Thank goodness as those skim milk caps just don’t cut it for me. Have one cuppa a day, but make it a good one, is my motto. Full cream milk and a good coffee bean is all I need to have a great day.
Of course, I know overall, I need to keep the calories down and the exercise up, and no way am I going out to indulge in that high saturated fat take-away. But that morning coffee is almost a right of passage, a ceremony worthy of adjusting other dietary intake so it remains preserved: intact. I also heard the theory that fats actually stimulate a fulness hormone and make us feel full. Well that is the truth. Who needs that muffin or little tarte with their morning coffee? That full flavoured full cream coffee stands alone and the flavour just oozes through the warm liquid as I sit and contemplate the day ahead.
How guilty do you feel when you stand brazenly in front of the barista and the question comes. ‘with skim’. Well. no, actually, full cream milk, I softenly mumble so the skinny decaf no sugar who is boldly standing right next to me waiting for their miserable offering. Maybe I could get a sign made to say’the jury is still out’ and tape it to my back to shield me from all those uncomfortable stares.
If the chocaholics can argue that one piece a dark chocolate a day is actually good for you, full cream coffee lovers should equally shout the love.
There is a bond between a true coffee lover and someone who can’t tell a good cuppa from a bad one. It’s evident. You just know. A look from the barista, when I say ‘a good one please’. A pleasurable and approving smile from someone at your table that agrees with you, but wishes to remain ‘private’ in their choices for their morning booster. Not that I am saying you need to always have cappa, short blacks and a macchiato are perfect in their place. Nothing however replaces that full cream cappuccino in the morning on the desperately seeking morning wakening schedule.
Someone asked me recently, what is it I like about my cappuccino. Well, the thick, light creaminess of the warm caffeinated drink, of course.
A recent trip to the countryside of Italy was like an affirmation from my grandmother. I found out that not only did they make delightful cappuccino’s but they used full cream milk and serve them up until 12 midday. Well, I wasn’t greedy, I stuck to my one cup, but did I enjoy it what!
From now on, I will claim my cappa with real milk proudly and loudly. Something that good, can’t be too bad for you.