roshea wrote: Stephen wrote:
This post is really about coffee at the office.
I've been doing my budget and I really need to save money. The morning coffee and muffin at $5.40 a day has to go, I figure that about $1000 a year. I am in the habit of enjoying a long black while I read my morning emails. I am not going to give that up. So I started a search for a mini espresso machine that I can keep in my desk draw. I don't need a steamer or milk frother and I only need to make one cup. The rest of the office can get their own.
So far I found these two that meet most of my criteria. I need something really small and compact. I love the idea of the Handpresso
, you pump it up to pressure with a hand pump, no batteries or plug required, it'd be great for camping or bike touring. I'm not sure how you heat the water.
The Stelton Simply espresso
looks like a neat design but I wonder about the battery life. If it has an optional plug it would do me.
I haven't downloaded or read the brochures yet but I'd prefer something that doesn't require a special pod. Nespresso would probably be OK because there's plenty of suppliers around Melbourne but all of the Nespresso machines I've seen are too big.
Anything else out there?
I've heard good things about the Presso
, but have not used one. I just use a plunger at work.
I'm coping by having my espresso at home then either plunger or tea at work.
Yesterday I called in at Chef's Hat in South melbourne yesterday hoping to get a demo of a Presso, they had plenty in stock (for $150) but weren't interested in letting me try one out. It was all a bit too big anyway so I'll keep searching.
I then followed this link from a banner ad on fixed.org.auhttp://www.airspresso.com.au/
Concept designed in Melbourne (Melburn if you happen to be a cyclist) Victoria the State of Design. Mechanically rationalised and proudly manufactured in Perthville NSW.
So I'm determined decided to track one down and try it out. Nothing worthwhile was ever easy. This is my quest, to follow that bean.