I've long liked a double espresso with a modicum of hot milk as a morning beverage. Used to have a Krups routine espresso maker, which I liked fine. Before that I fooled with a more expensive pump type macchina, and ended up returning it. Naturally, it could have been my fault, but the coffee was always weaker than the ordinary appliance. At some point my Krups espresso maker failed and I went back to regular coffee making.
But, I've also long had a rather wonderful looking but sort of scary to me stovetop espresso contraption that I bought at Goodwill. Tried it once, liked it, and went back to using the Krups at the time.
Today, I had coffee oozing over the counter and couldn't figure out what was going on. Duh, the bottom broke out of the coffee holding chamber..
So, instead of running out and getting a new one, I'm going to play with the oldie stovetop thing and see if I can work it out. It was how my italian teacher made her coffee, including for guests. Wish me luck............
Mine resembles this one, by Inox - but is prettier, with a round bottom.
This will involve microwaving milk.
The good news is that I could stop with the whole coffee filter thing.
The more famous brand is Bialetti - lots of youtube videos out there on how to use these things.
I have the real thing.
Hardly use it. It needs really good coffee.
Tue 30 Aug, 2011 08:03 pm
I have one of those!
And a French press.
Since I found a brand new, still in the box, Senseo at Goodwill I've been using that almost exclusively because it's just so darn handy -- less than a minute for a perfectly hot, foamy cup of fresh coffee. I hate it that the coffee pods are so darn expensive but their completely compostable unlike the other coffee pods.
I, too, microwave my milk. Usually chocolate milk.
Now I'm in the mood for a cup of coffee. I wonder if I have any decaf........