|Monster Machines 1 and 2.|
|Monster Machine leaking…|
|Having to deal with this every morning.|
|Oh the mess, especially with TILED (not solid surface) countertops. *Sigh*|
|More leaking….’nuff said|
As for the Cuisinart Espresso machine? Gah, what a monster this thing is. Not only did I miss the convenience of single serve, since the Mr needs his caffeine and I’m all about my decaf right now, but our espresso machine is large, messy and a big pain in the butt. Not long after we got it, every time I used the steamer wand for frothy milk it would dump watery milk all over the counter for 10 minutes afterwards. Now it leaks water and coffee on our counter as well. Not only do we have this mondo machine on our counter, but we also have a coffee bean grinder as well. And let me say it’s really annoying to have to empty out the Mr’s coffee beans for my decaf beans to get fresh grinds. I seriously debated getting a SECOND bean grinder just for my decaf beans 😉 Needless to say I’m over it. Way over it.
I’ve been lusting after a Nespresso for a long, long time. Guess what? Nespresso was listening! They sent me the brand new UMilk model and what a beaut it is. It’s so petite and pretty on my counter. Ah, I love it so. The sleek design is adorable and is such a contrast to all of the bulk that was there before. After I first set it up, the Mr commented on how empty the counter was. I responded by saying “Isn’t that a good thing?!”.
I love that this little machine makes such a difference in my morning routine. I love the cute little colored espresso capsules and the super easy, touch-of-a-button milk frother. How did it take me this long to get here, Nespresso? Thank you for coming into my life, especially with a newborn (and sleepless nights) right around the corner. Might have to make that switch from decaf to regular espresso sooner than expected 😉
|Here’s the pretty in its place of honor.|
|Look at that tiny foot print!|
|All the pretty colors.|
|Time to froth the milk. Press this button.|
|Load the pretty jewel of a capsule.|
|Fabulously frothy milk!|
|My pretties in the morning. Ahhhh…|
Oh and as for my love of pumpkin spiced lattes? Can’t wait to try this recipe out! What about you guys? Any diehard Nespresso fans out there? What are your favorite flavors and do you make anything fun with your espresso?