coffee machines are they worth it?
Last Christmas, I watched my Mum buy a Breville Coffee Machine. She paid $250 Australian dollars. At the time I ummed and ahhed about whether to buy one. I worried over the excess baggage I would pay to take it back to Malaysia and decided that I would not bother. I have regretted the decision ever since. I have bought countless coffees from coffee bean, Starbucks and the Dome in Malaysia. Always in the back of my mind the dream of the coffee machine of my own haunted me. So many ordianry coffees that were too milky, too bitter or too tasteless plagued me.
This year when my mum asked me what I wanted for Christmas I answered with " a coffee machine just like yours!"
On Christmas morning imagine my surprise when my new coffee machine was unveiled. Its stainless steel lines so sleek and shiny. Its 10kg mass in the box a slight concern in the excess baggage stakes, but a joy to behold.
Then the coffee!! As an untrained Barista I can only claim a limited OK an emerging understanding and competence when it comes to actually making the coffee. But there is a certain amount of joy that one feels when one makes their own cappuccino. A joy that bubbles from the frothy scalding milk and the sharp taste of coffee mingling in your mouth. mmm coffee
I can't express to you the joy of having my own coffee machine and the amount of money that it continues to save me. I am a little concerned over the my increasing consumption of coffee but I am sure that the shakes that the extra caffeine creates in my extremities will decrease over time... and the heart palpitations well they are like little hugs that the coffee machine is giving me in gratitude.
My original muse was "are coffee machines worth it?". In order to answer this question a few provisos must be made. Firstly that you do not have a coffee shop with in 100m of your house. Secondly you have bench space and time to devote to your new machine. Thirdly that you are going to purchase good coffee to brew from.
If the answers to these questions are no, yes, no. Then I believe that you are a person who will appreciate the addition of a coffee machine to your home. If you do decide to purchase one... enjoy the extra people that drop in to have a cup!!
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