A few years ago the ever present Swedish furniture chain had something I found intriguingly ingenious. Especially when one is the only person drinking coffee in the house.
Just heat a little milk in a mug (I find 2% works best, it has the perfect ratio of protein vs. milk fat that makes great foam), put the foamer in and pump for about 15 to 20 seconds.
See? It totally works. Calisson is optional. (I wanted to add the more classy link to Aix-en-Provence tourism, but it wouldn't work.)
Are there other people out there who think that coffee tastes totally different when consumed with foamed milk? I certainly do!