Recently I have switched from drinking coffee frequently to drinking Espresso drinks. I still love coffee but for just one drink it sometimes is not worth it. With some practice, and a good machine making good quality espresso can become effortless. The machine in our office is a Nuova Simonelli Oscar; and I use a double basket portafilter to brew a few shots. This I add into a 16oz Lang coffee mug -which is filled with ice, milk and Toroni sugar free chocolate syrup. (In total this drink has less than 100 calories.) The two shots of espresso certainly wake me up! Happily, the espresso’s bitter bite is masked with the skim milk and chocolate syrup. This icy combination makes it a such cool refreshing drink especially when I am not in the mood for a hot drink. I have to watch myself, however, as I can down this drink very quickly and become a very hyper office worker. Yet, it may be my new favorite drink!!