I have longed for an automated espresso machine for years. Thinking about it often, trying to justify the cost, shopping, investing a lot of time! But today, I got out my trusted manual espresso pot and made the most delicious cup of cappuccino ever. It was perfect. Creamy, vibrant, and luxurious. Every sip was savored and appreciated, slowly, thoughtfully.
Yes, the preparation process took a bit of time and finding the pot behind a coffee press on the top shelf of the “coffee” cabinet was no small feat either. But, the entire event was a glorious morning coffee ceremony, and I’m scrapping the idea of automation, for now.