The catalyst to making the purchase was a good friend of mine, who happens to be in the coffee business, saw a picture of me holding my baby in my kitchen. In the picture was my bean to cup machine, which he spotted. He started asking questions and how I like to have my coffee. I explained that I drink espresso's and cappuccinos. Having a steam wand was a must for me. He suggested a lever machine.
So down the rabbit hole I went. Next thing I knew, I rinsed out all my nectar points, and made it rain on eBay on an Elektra S1. I think I paid a little less than the average resale price.
What have gotten myself into...? I must say that I am having buyers regret, but am also excited to learn a new skill. I fear that for my wife the convenience of a bean to cup machine will outweigh the taste of a lever machine.
I still have not received the machine as collection has been arranged in several weeks from now. Now to source a grinder that will not break the bank.
Any words of support are much encouraged. Sobering criticisms are welcomed to.
Thanks for reading!