My Recommendation for Christmas

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 [Read More…]

A (coffee) Confession

I have to make a confession. I abandoned my trusty AeroPress coffee maker for my office after an experience in Ireland last summer with Nespresso’s simple, no-frills, no-hassles, no-fail espresso machine (Nespresso C110-US-GR-NE CitiZ). My colleague, Joel Willitts, supports me when I say, “This is one fine espresso machine.” No matter how purist I have [Read More…]

Don’t be a drip!

You may like drip coffee, but once you taste Chicago’s two best coffees, Intelligentsia and Metropolis, you will no longer be a drip! You will want espresso all the time. [Read more…]