Like any good New Yorker, I love coffee. Cannot get enough. Would drink it morning, noon and night if I could, and often do, frankly. (Not all the time, though - a girl needs to leave room for her Diet Coke and her booze.)
My coffeemaker of choice is a Bodum Chambord French press - I love it for the counter space it saves and also for the rich, hearty brew it produces. But one thing it doesn't do is make espresso.
To date, I haven't invested in an espresso maker - it seems like an awful lot of money for something that would probably be used two times a week, maximum. Plus, it would take up precious counter space in my tiny kitchen. But, if I could buy any espresso maker on earth, I think it would have to be this powder-blue FrancisFrancis! model. It's gorgeous, it's hard-working, and it's long-lasting. What more could a girl want?
But, alas, at almost $900, it's way out of reach. So I think I might go low-tech and spring for this Bialetti stovetop model. Starting at $20 for a three-cupper, it seems like the way to go. Plus, it's charmingly retro in its own way, dontcha think?I sure do.