This post is brought to you by Woolworths
I love a good coffee, it’s the way I start my day and keep up my energy levels chasing my little ones around all day. Whenever someone comes to my house one of the first things I ask is if I can get them a coffee. But I have to share a funny story that happened recently. A lovely friend of mine popped over, I asked would she like a coffee and since there is a fancy coffee machine sitting on my counter she said yes. So she is under the assumption that I’m going to use the fancy coffee machine to make her a cappuccino. I’m assuming she knows that I still don’t know how to use the machine and that I’m going to open the pantry and get out a jar of good old instant coffee and make her one with a dash of milk.
I had no cocoa so grated chocolate over the top! yum!
So I go and get out the instant and she says ‘actually I’ll just have tea’. ‘Oh are you sure’ I say. ‘Yes’ she says. I reveal I can’t use the machine and we have a good laugh. Phew. But I think the reality is that with more and more of us buying our coffees out and having fancy machines at home, well the old instant coffee just isn’t going to cut it anymore. Now the next time my lovely friend comes over, I’m going to win her over with a cappuccino because I’m lucky enough to have a new coffee machine living at my house. Thanks to Woolworths, this is what arrived on my doorstep last week – lucky or what!!!!!! And you could have one too because I’ve got 2 to giveaway to my lucky readers. Just keep reading.
Woolworths have just released the Caffitaly system and I’m happy to say that you don’t need a degree or spend hours reading the manual cover to cover to work this baby. It’s so easy. Fill up the jug at the back (you’ll get lots of coffees out of one jug), turn on the machine, pop a coffee capsule in, press the lever down, press the button for the size coffee you want and wait a few seconds and you are done. Done. That’s it. The used capsule drops down and collects inside. And so I’ve gone from never making a cup in my fancy machine to using this new machine a couple of times a day. And it was so easy I just had it out at the baptism with the good china and a plate of different flavoured capsules next to it and everyone helped themselves to coffee. And no one needed to ask me how to use it. I’m going to have it out at all my gatherings from now on.
I’ve always wanted a coffee machine like the Caffitaly that uses capsules because it’s so easy and you don’t need to measure anything out! But usually the machines don’t come cheap and I’ve found it hard to justify the price. But you’ve got to love this – the Caffitaly machine is just $99 and if you’re a Woolworths Everyday Rewards member then it’s just $79. If you want a frother that’s just $29 and I did skim milk in it and it was perfect.
The Woolworths Select capsules work out to be a great price too (just $5.99 for a pack of 16 capsules) and you can pick them up at Woolworths and you can also find capsules for the Caffitaly at Gloria Jeans. The capsules come in a total of 9 flavours/blends and you can read them here. And Woolworths have done the sums and an average cup using their system is 41c, in a nespresso its about 78c and out at the shops well you’re looking at least $3-4. And I’ve got to say that my coffees made in this machine have tasted great. I turn the milk frother on while the machine is going and the toaster is on and have a delicious breakfast in no time!
Competition Closed! Thank you!
And here’s the best bit – thanks to Woolworths I’m giving away a Caffitaly machine, frother and capsule hamper to two lucky retro mummy readers! And just before Christmas! All you need to do is tell me how you have your coffee (I’m a skinny cap girl) and why you have to win. I’ll pick 2 winners next Friday 23rd November and you can thank me later. Oh and the competition is open to Australian residents only and you can read my terms here.
In the meantime have a look out at your local Woollies for the machine and add it to your shopping or Christmas list. You can even buy it online here. I am loving mine and at such a great price I’m already thinking who I can buy it for at Christmas.