By recently, I mean until I started a job that requires a whole lot of hours and dedication and doesn’t afford me a lot of time for sleep. Don’t get me wrong, I love my job, but I really, really miss sleep. And when you can’t have sleep, you can have the next best thing: CAFFEINE.
My coffee habit was renewed with a vengeance, and it was costing me a small fortune. My husband has a similar obsession with all things espresso, and it seems neither of us can start the day without it. After a year of us both making frequent stops to the coffee shop, sometimes together and sometimes separately, our budget was struggling. It wasn’t that we couldn’t afford it, it was just that I didn’t want to spend all that money anymore.
So I started out on this quest to find a replacement for my daily coffee shop habit that could save us more than a little money in the long run. Now that I’ve spent several years not having to make espresso for other people, I really don’t mind making it for myself at all. I think it’s kind of fun.
So basically, that’s how I got here. On the hunt for the perfect espresso-making machine, my hyper-organization resulted in a bunch of lists and pros and cons, etc. I decided it would be a lot easier to get through if all the information was in one place, with pictures and everything, so I decided to make this site to do exactly that. You’ll find everything from the best machines and the accessories you need to run them, to the ins and outs of grounds versus pods. If it’s espresso related, it’s covered here, and your caffeine loving heart will find exactly what it’s always dreamed of.