There are few things we need in life to survive…food, water and coffee. Where would we be without that morning cup of joe? It gets me started in the day, keeps me running past that late after noon slump, and helps me burn the midnight blog-oil. One of the few accepted addictions, I proudly believe that if a coffee habit is wrong, I don’t want to be right.
There have been many times in the past when I looked at how much time I spent drinking, buying, working for the money to buy, searching for new beans, and shopping for machines — and decided that I’d had enough. I attempted (and failed) to cut coffee out of my life so many times, but it never stuck. I’d go cold turkey, I’d try to wean off. All of the usual ways you kick an addiction. In the end, I think the fact that I never really *wanted* to quit, was the reason I couldn’t. The hot, steamy lovliness just is too necessary to say goodbye to for long. Coffee has become a social pastime in our country now, and add to that all the ways coffee has been put into desserts, well it’s an American and actually Global institution.
I’m always on the lookout for espresso machines that are functional, quiet and yes, pretty. I’d have an enormous collection if my husband and wallet would allow for it. This one looks pretty, and this one looks simple yet fabulous. I can already hear the whoosh and the bubbling and the steaming now…
Do you have a coffee addiction you’d like to confess? Do you have a beloved or favorite machine? I’d love to hear what brands, types, etc are your favorites. What about desserts? Candy? Have your say, people, and give this coffee lover some new ideas!