Wednesday, November 02, 2005
Say hello to my little friend
After furiously researching espresso machines for a while, I ended up with the Gaggia Espresso. Fairly basic, stable and high quality - I'm very happy. Yeah, it's not as pretty as I would have liked. And as you can plainly see, it's not red. But sometimes function should go before fashion, I suppose.
Now I just need to perfect my technique. And possibly, upgrade my grinder. We got a small grinder as a wedding present, and while it makes excellent coffee for my regular drip brewer, it's not very good at espresso grinding. Anyone has a good - but reasonably priced - grinder to recommend?
And if anyone has a Gaggia Perfect Crema Device - that little rubber disc thingie - I need one! It seems really hard to find here, for some reason. And since I don't have a perfect grinder, I have a feeling that device would be quite helpful. Cheating, maybe, but who cares?
On a side note - Anthony Bourdain is in town!!