As I’ve blogged about before, my husband and I are obsessed with not only kitchen gadgets, but coffee gadgets to be specific. What’s so funny is that while I’ve been a coffee drinker ever since college, my husband really didn’t start on the juice until we began dating.
It started out simple for us: we loved cappuccino, so for our first Christmas together, my husband bought me a Breville 800ESXL Die-Cast Espresso maker. It was the most expensive gift I had ever received, and it was definitely the most expensive thing he’d ever bought. It was the start of a beautiful addiction.
We had a blast playing “barista” with the Breville, and (I’m not joking) we named her. Sophia, as we decided to call her, was the best thing we had ever owned. When we moved from NYC to Nashville, it wasn’t the TV I was worried about packaging up securely, but little Sophia. Thankfully, she made it safe and sound.
But, as our morning time seemed to become more precious, we somehow forgot about her. We bought a Keurig, and that was our machine of choice most mornings. It was just so fast and easy to get our fix. Soon, little Sophia was collecting dust on our kitchen counter.
When the wedding came along, we registered for a French Press, as well as a drip coffee maker that also had a hot-water attachment. I mean, we wanted to drink tea from time to time, and boiling water is just too much trouble. Right? Right?!?!
It became clear what was really going on. We were making excuses to purchase coffee makers. We had a full blown addiction.
For the past few weeks we’ve felt bad about Sophia, so, remembering all the good times we had with her, we started using again. But soon we realized that it was taking a crazy amount of time to make two cappuccinos every morning. 3-5 minutes each?! In this time obsessed world, we needed to get high FAST. Really, we had no other choice I’m telling you…
Last Saturday, we gave in to our weaknesses and bought a, gulp…Nespresso. And I feel for the first time I can finally admit it: I am a Nespresso junkie. Please don’t tell Sophia.
I mean, it seriously can’t get any easier than this. We bought the Lattisima model, below, and in less than one minute’s time, we are able to have a fresh, frothy, and delicious cappuccino. The Nespresso is amazing. Sorry, I meant to say that GIORGIO is amazing. Yes, we gave him a name as well.
Sadly, it looks like Sophia is a thing of the past. We’re thinking about giving her up for adoption on eBay. Hopefully, she’ll make her way into a home that is not as strung out on appliances as we are. She at least deserves that.
Product: DeLonghi Lattissima Plus Nespresso Capsule System
- Easily prepares latte, cappuccino and italian macchiato with the patented single touch hot milk system
- Convenient illuminated control panel buttons allow you to choose your favorite drink with ease, with 3 milk and 2 coffee selections
- Easy-to-use patented coffee capsule system
- Accommodates latte cups with the unique sliding drip tray
- Energy-saving with adjustable auto-off timer
Register for it in-store at Williams-Sonoma (it’s not available online yet)