Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Nespresso...what was I thinking?
During the pare-down process of moving to Hawaii, I really went minimalist. How far could I go in stripping down possessions during the move? For the most part, I think I chose wisely and brought only what I deemed the essentials, but I did miss the mark in a few areas.
I missed my espresso.
I really should have kept my marvelous Nespresso machine.
Here's the thing: that sucker is expensive to use to make coffee. Each capsule costs about $0.70 plus shipping. If you want two shots, double the price.
Here's another thing: in Hawaii, a tall Starbucks latte will set you back $4.75.
Luckily, I had a refund on my tax return so I threw down another $200 for a Nespresso machine and am happily sipping espressos once again.
Nespresso has some new models out, one is even bluetooth, but I didn't see the advantage of having the machine turn itself on and brew and espresso -- I still have to pour and froth the milk and preheat my cup -- so I bought the Citiz, a tried and true version:
I am keeping my latte sipping to a minimum, but you have to stop and enjoy the little treats in life. For me, that is taking a moment to make an espresso, stop, sit, sip, and enjoy.