Being Ignored On Alt.support.tourette
Q: Marietta without her coffee????? Better brace yourself folks. We are all in for a
bumpy ride. Thanks Arlene, for this post and the previous one, and keeping it on topic, my
kids MOST DEFINATELY will appreciate me still being able to consume cappuccino,
it will greatly decrease *their* stress levels, and I think that was in the IEP I still have post traumatic stress syndrome from my pregnancies (and
I don't care if the last one was 15 years ago, either!
A: All those machines don't make espresso - they make double-strength coffee. The steam pressure they produce is not nearly enough for espresso. Out of all of them, tho, the Krups espresso bravo will be the only one that would make decent double-strength coffee, and the frothing wand included actually can froth milk without sputtering. If you want a decent espresso machine and don't mind refurbished equipment, spend the $50-70 on one of the refurbished Gaggia Coffee or Krups Novo machines that often pop up on the web auctions. Both are pump machines, and both can produce very good, authentic espresso. As far as the argument about which machine is best that goes on constantly in this newsgroup, both will make great espresso for the money you'd be spending. http://www.webauction.com http://www.onsale.com http://www.surplusauction.com With a refurbished machine, if the job wasn't done right, it's usually immediately apparent. All have at least a 30-day warranty, so you can be reasonably certain that you'll get a good machine, if maybe on the second try. You give up some of the convenience for extreme bargains. I would recommend staying as far away from the Salton and Mr. Coffee machines as possible. A friend made me a Salton shot, and it tasted like aluminum from the boiler was leeching into the coffee. I've never sampled Mr. Coffee's results, but I've seen one and it looks and feels very cheap.