I’ve made my recommendation clear for the very cheap and efficient AeroPress, but I have to make a recommendation for an espresso machine.
I never thought I’d do this. I love my old Rancilio Silvia espresso machine. It’s sturdy and reliable and makes a great espresso. But when we were in Ireland I was given a cup of coffee from a Nespresso machine and was swept off my feet. Kris says I’m a coffee snob. I respond by saying I’ll drink a variety of coffees, even drip if I have to … but I prefer a good espresso and I like it Latte if possible. (I bought the one with the frother.)
That machine in Ireland was so easy and so quick and so efficient and so easy to clean, I got one for my office at school. Perfect. And Nespresso has a system where you can order online or by phone and have capsules at your door within two days. My estimation is that each cup of coffee costs about 60 cents.
Recently Lukas, Annika (with Aksel) and Laura were all here for a number of days and it meant I would either have to spend 30 minutes at the coffee machine every time someone wanted coffee — one request sets off a chain reaction of “Sure, I’ll have a cup too” — or I could bring home my Nespresso machine from my office and let everyone make their own coffee.
It was an absolute hit, I bought one for Lukas and Annika, and now I have to go on public record to recommend a Nespresso coffee machine as a Christmas present.
Especially recommended for RJS! (Ha.)