First the Admirals Club added yogurt pretzels, then they went and upgraded the rest of their snack menu, and now this: in many of their lounges they’re installing awesome new coffee machines and now visitors can enjoy complimentary self serve lattes, cappuccinos, and (my favorite) unlimited espresso shots!!!
All of the DFW Admirals Clubs now feature the Nescafe Alegria 8 series coffee machine, and one of the club’s AAngels told me that they’re rolling them out at all the others. They’re set up at the self-serve snack bar and make eight different kinds of beverages:
• Decaf Cappuccino
• Black Coffee
• Decaf Black Coffee
• Hot Chocolate
My drink of choice is the Americano, but unfortunately the machine isn’t set up to make one. No problem, I can do it myself, and in the spirit of The Weekly Flyer’s lounge survival tips, I’m going to teach you how to use the resources at hand to make your own DIY Admirals Club AAmericano!
As every road warrior knows, preparation is everything. Grab an American Airlines coffee mug and using the hot water dispenser on the coffee machine, fill the cup with about 1/3 volume of water.
An Americano is traditionally water and espresso in equal volumes, but adjust and experiment for your own preference.
Using either a paper cup for a shot glass, or your mug of hot water, put the cup under the Nescafe Alegria’s spout and select ‘Espresso’. The Nescafe Alegria grinds the coffee and dispenses your espresso shot in in less than 90 seconds.
Once the machine is finished, and the espresso and water are combined, you’re done!
Take your DIY Admirals Club AAmericano to your seat and enjoy!
(Tip: for best results, pick a spot with great view)