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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Expressway to Espresso


We wandered in off the cold streets into Williams Sonoma. They were serving samples of  their yummy apple cherry twists.  As we delicately munched on the fare, we naturally were drawn to the coffee machines. "Would you like a cup of coffee from this machine?"  a pleasant young woman asked.  "Sure!" we both chimed.  She poured the coffee beans into the top and in just a minute or so, she served us THEE best coffee i had ever tasted.  "Wow! Honey, we could use a coffee maker like this," i pointed with my pinky.
"How much is it?" i asked.
"$2,499.00," she smiled sweetly.   i looked for myself as i picked up the price tag with my trembling hand (was it the espresso or dollar sign?).
We gently strolled AWAY from that fabulous DeLonghi Gran Dama Espresso Maker.  We've always agreed that "you get what you pay for," but the expressway-fast espresso maker was out of our league.  It's back to our Black and Decker coffee maker, but that was one great cuppa "joe!"   What kind of coffee maker do you own?  Any espresso lovers?  The vintage coffee pots are from Laurel Leaf Farm.com and are more in my price range! LOL. 



33 comments:

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

I too like the vintage pots, much nicer!

queenbuffness said...

A Bunn. All about the instant gratification here. But also have a french press for when I feel artsy fartsy.

Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

Oh Janean. You are talking my language today. You know I roast my own beans right? I'd give a limb for the coffee pot you are talking about. I drink a pot, yes a pot of espresso every morning, but just out of a little cheap espresso maker, nothing fancy. I just can't drink 'regular' coffee. It tastes so watered down to me. Go strong or go home! :-) How much do you LOVE Williams and Sonoma!?

Olivia and Me said...

holy cow.. you might was well purchase a commercial machine for that kind of 'bucco' bux!


Okay okay, so we all love our coffee. I just hate to spend 5 bux on one everytime.. so I've learned to create new flavors at home and still feel like I'm treating myself.. on a daily basis.

Enjoy your day my dear

with love,
~Oli

katie said...

I have a Cuisinart, which is OK. Doesn't do any grinding tho.
I much prefer your ones from Laurel Leaf Farms.
I can remember camping and boiling coffee over an open fire, than pouring a cup of cold water to settle the grounds. Now that was good coffee, or was it just the fact that we were around a campfire. Loved it.

Oklahoma Granny said...

There's a Hamilton Beach coffee maker in our house but it belongs to my husband. If only coffee tasted as good as it smells. I just never learned to drink the stuff. It's hot chocolate all the way for me. I do know my son would absolutely love the one you talk about although the price would definitely put him and my husband off.

kimsound studios said...

I am a seasoned drinker and connoisseur of various coffees. My preference is Folgers ~ it’s freshly ground aroma inspires our household on those early cold quivery mornings ~ big smile!

Anke said...

I have to fess up and say we own a Saeco, Royal coffee maker. My hubby got it for me when we first moved to the States from Germany. It does grind the beans, makes "normal" coffee, espresso and cappuccino. It is my baby, but since I drink a lot of coffee it was well worth it. And I'm with Jayme, go strong or go home. My grandpa always said the weak stuff tastes like "somebody tied a coffee bean to a faucet and turned the hot water on"...

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

My husband and I were looking at the Keurig for him (I don't drink coffee) and were about to buy it when we decided to hold off .... well the very next day, I won their best model at a fundraiser! Since he is the only one in the house who drinks coffee, that cup at a time works wonderfully for him ...

Nancy said...

I love the vintage coffee pots! They say morning coffee to me much more comforting than the over $2,000 machine.

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Leeloo said...

I LOVE the vintage coffee pots!
Wow what a price tag. I bet that espresso was very, very good :)

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Williams and Sonoma is one of my favorite shops! They tempt for sure! Love my Capresso from there. Grinds and brews the most wonderful cup of coffee! Not the same as the De Longhi though! Can't justify that! LOL! The old pots are beautiful!!

Andrea said...

WOW...I like the vintage pots and I might be able to afford one of those.

Blessings,andrea

Cathy said...

Too funny!!!

Love the vintage pots!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
cathy

Kerrie said...

Hi! Neat coffee pots! Pls post your comment again on my blog as it got deleted in a computer error! I love comments, thanks! Kerrie

Just Breathe said...

Gee, my husband doesn't even want to pay $89. got that new Keurig machine, we have to wait until our current coffee pot goes out! I do love the vintage pots, beautiful.

Lee said...

You could almost buy a clunker...or half a clunker...
I like the vintage too.
Lee

SueWis said...

I love Williams Sonoma. Mostly just for browsing, though. Oh, and their sample baked goods. :)

Kris said...

I love that place!

Lori from here's a hand said...

The vintage pots are pretty. We use a Black & Decker coffee maker with a thermal carafe. I enjoyed reading your blog and would gladly spend more time here. Since I just found you this afternoon I would like to say that I also do January cleaning and I agree it seems like the right time to do it.

Quiet Paths said...

Ah, those coffee machines are to be envied for sure! Still, I feel at home with the top photo much more so than the DeLonghi. We use an Aero Press which really makes super, super coffee and it only cost about $22. And, it is smaller than our Burr grinder. Thank you for stopping by Quiet Paths because now I can visit you!

Farmgirl Cyn said...

We have a Bunn...a gift from our daughter and her husband 3 Christmas's ago. I also have a French coffee press, which I LOVE. The Bunn is super quick, with coffee ready to pour in about 1 minute. I only drink 1 cup a day...but I want it right straight as soon as I get up!

Susie said...

I bet that was a great cup of joe! Unfortunately we too have a Black and Decker.

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

I could not live without coffee and we have on of those shiny cuisinarts!

Brenda said...

We love our coffee but how much did you say?!! That would buy a lot of Starbucks on my day into the city. I think not. Thanks for stopping by and wishing hubby well. His specialist appointment is in the morning.

Miss Gracie's House said...

Ouch...that is expensive! We do have a at-home espresso (Mr. Coffee) machine that my daughter can turn out a pretty mean mocha with...but I agree...a french press makes a great cup!
Blessings to you this New Year!
Rene'

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

People are going to hate me, but I've never drank a whole cup of coffee in my life. I wouldn't know good from bad. I'm a tea drinker. I love the vintage pots though.
Blessings,
Marcia

kimsound studios said...

My brother's middle name is "Napoleon"... would you like to know his first name? The Hawaiians love his name and as a member of his family so do I ~ big smile!

abigail said...

my husband makes the best cappuccino ever with nothing but a $15 mocha and $10 french press to make the foam.
Seriously, it's amazing.

Mimi said...

Janean, thanks for stopping by and commenting. I am sure there are many that would buy that coffeemaker, but not me...I'd rather spend my money at the thrift stores ...maybe I will come across one someone decided they didn't care for! LOL

see you there! said...

We use a Melita drip system or a French press. Fussy about the beans tho, must be PEET's.

Darla

Marla said...

I will take the vintage pots over anything else anyday. Old likes old, I suppose! :-)

Live.Love.Eat said...

Hah, yeah, I have reached for and then quickly put down price tags on coffee machines like that before.

I just got rid of my $159 Cuisinart Grind & Brew after a few years of having it. I am in between makers but using a $15 20oz maker I just love. I'm the only one in the house who drinks coffee and the clean up is a breeze!!!!!