It is absurdly self-indulgent of me to have one of these things in my house. They are quite expensive and usually found in real cafes. Kim finds it baffling that I insist on having such a giant monstrosity in our relatively small apartment, and I confess to having had a bit of buyer’s remorse when I first unpacked it and realized it was going to completely dominate the kitchen.
BUT: A 17-gram dose of espresso comes out of this magnificent wonder in 2.5-3 seconds, depending on the coffee and how I have it set. It is absolutely, unfailingly consistent, and allows the fine adjustments required to get a delicious espresso every time. Even Kim appreciates it when I make her cortado in the morning. I will admit to being proud that I have reached a stage of my life when I can afford such a lovely thing and use it to make something delightful.
Of course, when I move to Europe, I’ll need to buy a 220v version… hmm…
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