Pre-show: International Home + Housewares Show 2012

It’s that time of year again! We’re getting ready for the International Home + Housewares Show 2012—and boy, do we need coffee. But not just any coffee, we’re having edible espresso.

If you’ve been by our booth in the past couple of years you might have tasted it too. It’s our version of Èspesso, the intense coffee “foam” invented by El Bulli chef/owner Ferran Adrià for Lavazza, using our very own iSi cream whippers. We adapted the recipe for home cooks and it could not be easier. It’s nothing more than coffee, cream, sugar, and a little gelatin powder. You can find all the ingredients at any grocery store, and you don’t even need a coffeemaker, much less an espresso machine. Our recipe uses cold-infused coffee, which means you simply mix ground coffee with water and let it sit in the fridge overnight.

Could not be easier—right? But the flavor will knock you out—or wake you up, if you will. One of our favorite parts of the show—where nearly every single coffee and espresso machine in the world is serving it up—is the happy look of surprise when you taste ours.

We’ll be serving our edible “espresso” again at this year’s show, along with a whole menu we’ve been working on to demonstrate the many ways you can use our whippers and accessories at home.

We present, for your consideration, our International Home + Housewares Show 2012 Menu:

Saturday: Mash and Bangers; Peanut Butter Cake, Carbonated Grapes, and Whipped Cream

Sunday: Edible Espresso; Belgian Waffle Bites with Maple Whipped Cream; Sliders with Cheddar Cheese Wiz; Chocolate-or-Vanilla-Filled Donut Holes

Monday: Edible Espresso; Eggs Florentine with Warm Swiss Cheese; Garlic Lemon Rosemary-Infused Chicken Baguette Sammies with Warm Brie Sauce; Tabasco-infused celery Sticks with Blue Cheese Wiz

Tuesday: Edible Chai; Mini Coconut Milk Pancakes with Banana Whipped Cream; Tempura-fried BLTs

Will you be at the show? Please let us know in the comments below—and visit us at Booth S1224. Can’t wait to see you there!

Post and photo by Louisa Chu

Post and photo by Louisa | PUBLISHED: March 6, 2012