There is no denying that I love my espresso. I love it. I hate the nasty office coffee that we have because it tastes burned. I have been tracking my spending and wow, I spend a lot at Starbucks. $3.55 everyday to be exact. Mr. and I were talking about coffee today and he said since we both drink so much coffee, it would make sense for us to buy an espresso machine.
Hmmm. OKay, except we’re on this whole spending fast kick. I think I remember posting that I can’t stand spending lots of money for something but apparently can fritter away a large amount of money by spending little by little until it’s gone. I probably still can’t make myself do it but there are 3 that DH’s eyeing:
- Rancillio Silva $599! According to lots of reviews, this is like the Holy Grail of the at home espresso machine. But WTF?! THE PRICE http://www.amazon.com/Rancilio-Silvia-Espresso-Machine/dp/B000S73PQQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1311837741&sr=1-2
- NESPRESSO CITIZ C120 RETAILS FOR $349, but DH found one on craigslist brand new for $200. The big downside is we can only use their espresso. And, I really want to be able to use Peet’s Coffee or something else. http://www.amazon.com/Nespresso-Espresso-Aeroccino-Frother-Aluminum/product-reviews/B00457KDRE/ref=dp_related_ads_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1
- GAGGIA CLASSIC $398. Comparable to #1 + my co worker has had one of these since 1983 and it’s still going strong. Plus, I can use any type of espresso I want.
IF we get a machine, I do want to make it’s the right one and that it will last a long time. I drink so much coffee that I have no doubt the machine will pay itself off within a few months. I just don’t know if I can justify buying something so expensive