Coffee. If I could replace the blood in my veins with it, I would. I have no doubt that my synapses are charged not with electricity but rather pure caffeine. I need it, you know. Yeah, you’re like I bet. Right now you’re probably thinking about when you’ll get to go home to your amazing Aeropress to get your next fix of a steaming hot espresso with that perfect robust aroma that’s so potent you might have as well been drinking it with your nose. That’s the kind of coffee that I need every morning to get myself prepared for the day ahead.
Unfortunately, there’s no coffee bar that is able to make a cup like that. I could order extra shots of espresso to dump into my espresso but they always fall flat. As much as I love caffeine, I don’t want my coffee to taste like it. I don’t want to taste a roasted bean in my mouth despite my love for the beans themselves. I want it to taste like coffee which means it has to be balanced with its natural flavors. Too much acid and not enough flavor can really ruin an entire cup for me.
Which is why I love my espresso maker. It’s one of the best that I’ve owned. It actually presses the coffee in the right way without being overly complicated or being too messy to clean up after. Most of the espresso makers that I’ve bought over the years have all been awful in that regard – they are such a pain to try and clean after the use that I gave up on them. It’s about time a company had the sense of mind to make something that is low key enough to clean quickly, look good on the counter and make a great espresso.