In a previous post I mentioned a coffee drink called a café renversé (literally spilled coffee). It’s a café au lait with a bit more milk. I managed to recreate it by accident. I think I made a reasonable facsimile. So here’s how if you want to give it a try.

I brewed a medium roast coffee (1 tbsp per 6 oz water). Then I heated a 1/3 of a cup of whole milk in the microwave for 30 seconds. I poured it into my coffee cup. Then I added an equal portion of coffee. I put in a teaspoon of sugar and voila. It’s not made the same way in Geneva but the taste and texture are very close. If you decided to try it, don’t make a big honkin’ mug of it. The coffee drinks in Europe are served in much smaller portions. Maybe fill your coffee mug about 2/3 of the way total.