“Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.”
Nothing like taking a 50 cent cup of coffee and turning it into a $6 cup of coffee.
Not six bucks if you make it yourself, only if you get it from Starbucks et al. And the caffeine hit from an espresso would take about 12 50 cent gas station coffees to equal. Plus, espresso attracts the babes. Everyone likes babes.
Wow. 600 clams for that machine. Not for me. I spend my money on my two horribly expensive bicycles and my horribly expensive audoiophile system. Sure if I had some spare dough, I would buy it. And I never---ever---go to Starbucks. My coffee? Instant. (Yeah I know. Stop laughing.) I have ten containers---about 6 months worth---stored up for when SHTF. Can't go without coffee. No civilized man can.
I do instant too, for the past 5 years. Easier, faster, less expensive, plus I can make it anywhere that I can make hot water. I mix it half and half. 1 jar of Nescafe and 1 jar of Great Value dumped in a large container. I currently have about 20 jars of each on hand and drink about 3 big cups a day. Jet fuel.As far as audio goes.Pioneer SX1250 receiver (160 real watts), (4) Pioneer HPM100 speakers. And all the accessories from that time period, mid to late 1970's.
I gave the caffeine 'after the fall of civilization' problem (well, it's really the lack of caffeine problem) some serious thought. I have 6 months worth of morning coffee on the shelf too but that's only half a year!You need to be able to grow something that produces the needed caffeine for the long run... it's not going to be coffee beans where I live.I saw a bush for sale at the farmers market in Olympia some years back that claimed to be a tea bush. Claimed you can get caffeine from brewing the leaves!I didn't have the money to buy the bush then and the house is long gone from my life now, but I remember seeing the plant.Then again these years I'm down to one cup of coffee a day, I would not have believed this possible 30 years ago...
Had a similar Breville a few years ago. Bit of a learning curve, but made nice cappuccinos. Cleaning the milk steamer properly was a pain….. Not bad for a group, but a lot of work for one or two cups in the morning
I'd like to get hold of that C ration stuff that was labeled "coffee"- it did the trick quick. By the way this yuppie device contains chinesium.
I have a vintage Proteo Grande that I have kept alive for 35 years. Still works.