Stuck at home during this quarantine period, Louise delos Reyes and partner Jino divide the household load as fair as possible although, she’s more domesticated between them, just as how we expect women to behave in relationships
Louise loves experimenting in the kitchen like a typical millennial taking inspiration from online cooking tutorials and trend. Sharing one of her recent discoveries, Louise demonstrates the procedures in making the now-viral Dalgona Coffee.
The Instagram-worthy drink is a three-ingredient coffee-based froth that when placed on top of iced milk creates a lovely gradient of white and pale caramel. All it would take is equal parts (usually two tablespoons) of instant coffee, sugar, and hot water all poured in a bowl. Mix them all together until it mimics the texture of melted marshmallows. Louise does it manually using a whisking tool
Louise wasn’t a coffee lover until she fell in love at first sip with Spanish Latte. Other varieties satisfying her coffee fix are Caramel Macchiato and Iced Latte because of her love for milk, although she can also consume black coffee when in the mood. In fact, she has a stock of Batangas Kapeng Barako at home.
Louise starts the morning with her usual coffee fix until she consumes two or three more cups all throughout the day. The craving knocks at random hours, even in the middle of the night, so it is just perfect that Louise prefers making her own drink than purchasing one over the counters. Besides, she considers coffee shops as luxury than need, demonstrating once again how practical she has grown over the years.
In her younger days, Louise was fond of hanging out with friends in cafes around the scenic Tagaytay City, thus, the teenage dream of operating her own coffee shop someday. Sharing an interesting anecdote witnessed by the four walls of a café, Louise recalls a moment when she and her barkada giggled like high school girls over a cute barista in the counter. Pretty Louise was tasked to take a peek on the crew’s nameplate!