Let me get something straight. I’ve always been an instant coffee girl. Quite happily. Yes, espresso is lovely, but without an espresso maker, who can afford to buy a daily espresso? Not I. Espresso was a once a fortnight treat. Until now.
The Koala and I were very spoilt and received a ROK manual espresso maker from my parents for Christmas.
I’ve been enjoying a lot of espresso lately. The ROK is a breeze to use and best of all, it’s FUN. Make something fun to use and it will practically run itself.
Why we love the ROK:
- Great tasting espresso
- Easy to use
- Easy to clean
- 10 year warranty
- Does not require electricity (just add boiling water)
- Beautifully designed
- Comes with spoon/tamper (spamper)
- Makes a double shot espresso by default
I’ve been avoiding coffee at work because I fear instant coffee wont live up to espresso, but after a couple of weeks of espresso, I had my first instant coffee and I found it tasted like ass.
What have you ruined for yourself lately?
We got an espresso machine too!
I really really love it!!!
We live in a cafe black hole so now we don’t need to drive for coffee….. Hallelujah
It’s an investment into your sanity 🙂
Something very similar happened to me too two years ago when my mom got me a Nespresso machine! Now I can’t drink anything else. I am so spoiled!
How can we rewind or forget what we know for those times when we need to lower our standards?
I don’t know 😦 But really, once you’ve gone down the rabbit hole, do you really want to go back?
I kind of do. Basically I can’t drink at work now. I stick to tea.
Ice cream. After learning how to make a french custard based ice cream I can no longer handle supermarket ice cream 😦 It’s a Greek tragedy waiting to happen.
Wow Jeanbeanmilly, French custard based ice cream sounds incredible.
Haha! That’s great 🙂
I haven’t used bottled pasta sauce for about three years now, and still I gaze longingly at them in the supermarket, wishing I could still buy one of those glossy bottles… knowing that I will still decide on sauce-from-scratch. A previous flatmate ruined bottled sauce for me!
Love the look of this machine. I love my long blacks and espresso. Biggest perk about my job.. Fresh coffee every morning. Best. I actually cannot get started without it anymore. I think I’m an addict. Ah well, at least it’s not crack.
At least you don’t have to pay for your addiction!
Breakfast cereal. American granola is full of rubbish, so I started making my own…then experimenting with different variations…and now I have to make granola every week. I loved being in NZ and able to eat the Vogel’s stuff!
Ah yes, Vogels. I haven’t had that in a long time actually!
That espresso maker gives me sexy feelings.. so jealous…..