Hello my Foodie Friends. Being next door to a movie theatre is perfect for me – since I love so many of the classic movies that can still be readily seen. When you walk into our new location at 33 Railroad Place in Saratoga Springs, you will see a large advertising print of the movie “Moonstruck.” I often think of one of my favorite movie quotes about coffee when I look at the movie poster. Coffee has had a presence in films and television for decades. Coffee is the center of my world every single morning (and several times throughout the day), and it’s also at the center of some of the most iconic and memorable film and TV scenes. Coffee, coffee shops, preparing coffee, buying coffee and all the coffee-related activities are the source of so much endless and simultaneous frustration and joy in real life that these same feelings surrounding coffee have been reflected right back to us in some of the most famous films and shows ever made. It’s hard to narrow down a definitive list of the best movie coffee scenes ever, because there are so many great coffee and coffee-related movie and TV show scenes ... besides the one most people might tend to think of first.
Here are some coffee classics:
Star Trek Voyager: “Coffee: the finest organic suspension ever devised. It’s got me through the worst of the last three years. I beat the Borg with it.” –Captain Kathryn Janeway
Casablanca (1942): “Thank you for your coffee, monsieur. I shall miss that when I leave Casablanca.” -Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961): Simply, iconic. The Givenchy dress, Henry Mancini’s Moon River score, the angular New York 60s background – this scene is embedded in popular culture. Not to mention, it bears witness to the commercially accepted on-the-go coffee and Danish pastry.
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953): I love this film and while coffee is sidelined throughout in favor of the curvaceous Marilyn, quick-witted Lauren and legs-eleven Betty, it makes an impact in the finale. Seated at an American diner, the trio quickly comes to realize that Lauren’s vagabond partner is in fact a millionaire, over burgers and coffee.
Elf (2003): “You did it! Congratulations! World’s best cup of coffee! Great job, everybody! It’s great to be here.” -Buddy the Elf
Moonstruck (1987): This film is a guilty pleasure of mine. Its idiosyncrasies, peculiarities and eccentricities are a source of genuine amusement. The ‘Italian Family’ takes a starring role, where coffee, amaretto, pasta and other delicacies are consumed in abundance. A favorite line from the protagonist, Cher: “You make good coffee…you’re a slob. But you make good coffee.”
Making the best cup of coffee, espresso, latte’ or cappuccino requires the right methods of making coffee. Many will attest to how they make their “world’s best cup of coffee.” One of our favorites is the Jura IMPRESSA C60. It is simple and elegant and with 15 Bars of pressure, just turn, press, enjoy – that’s how easy it is to enter the world of IMPRESSA! With the one-switch operating concept of the Rotary Switch and the 11-language plain text display, it’s easy to create the perfect coffee every time. Thanks to the high-performance conical grinder, the beans are always freshly ground. The simple, compact design with its elegant combination of matte and gloss black gives the IMPRESSA C60 an imposing yet understated look in any surroundings.
It has a simple operation. Thanks to the one-switch operating concept of the smart Rotary Switch and the 11-language plain text display, you are just one touch of a button away from the perfect cup of coffee. The machine is also designed to be easy to program and care for.
It also has a height-adjustable coffee spout. The height of the coffee spout can be adjusted between 2.6 - 4.4 inches to allow any size of cup to be used, from small espresso cups to large coffee cups. This prevents the coffee from splashing on the machine and produces a perfect, velvety crema.
One of the best features is the fine foam frother. The revolutionary fine foam technology ensures unique milk foam quality with a fine, feather-light consistency. It’s the perfect way to give the finishing touch to your favorite beverages.
Sitting in your kitchen or office, the IMPRESSA C60 offers compact elegance. The IMPRESSA C60 is a combination of striking clean lines, compact dimensions, high-quality materials and uncompromising workmanship. Compact enough to fit any where, it cuts a striking figure with matte and gloss surfaces in understated black.
At Compliments to the Chef, we have been selling Jura Capresso machines for almost 16 years. I wake up and head straight to mine at home every morning. Customers have returned to me for years raving about this machine – noting it was well worth the purchase. This machine can be the one for you while you are watching some of the classics this winter. Have fun remembering and blurting out the infamous quotes from your favorites. Oh and when you attended your New Year’s Eve parties, where did all guests wind up? Remember my Foodie Friends; “Life Happens in the Kitchen.” Here’s to a Happy and Healthy 2018!
John and Paula