I am a HUGE coffee addict. I can’t function in the morning UNLESS I have a steaming cup of strong coffee. Sometimes it’s the only thing that can keep me going.. late nights, too much work, and migraines have been taking a toll on me.
I recently received a Bistro 4 Cup Electric Espresso Maker from IMUSA, and was delighted to have a reason to drink some more coffee. An electronic espresso machine is exactly what I wanted for Christmas. 2 years ago I asked for a coffee pot for my birthday (because mine had broke). My mom seriously looked at me like I’d flipped my switch. What can I say “I’m a coffee addict”!
I’m a HUGE fan of dark, rich, bold coffee so naturally espresso I’m an espresso fanatic. The espresso machine was at my doorstep in no time. I immediately took everything out of the box and began washing what needed washing and put it together.
I couldn’t wait to get my hands on some espresso. I had just went out and bought some Gevalia dark roasted espresso just for the cause. Everything was extremely easy to put together (it comes with a manual) but everything went smoothly.
I am picky about my espresso, I only use filtered or bottled water. I love the strong bold taste and I don’t want any chemicals that are in tap water overpowering or taking away that amazing taste.
I love that I didn’t have to go out and buy special filters for this machine. It doesn’t need a filter. Espresso is MUCH more finely ground than regular coffee. It’s built this way so that it releases it’s oils and taste much more quickly then ground coffee.
In no time the water began heating up, sizzling, and the pressure began building. Soon after the amazing smell of espresso filled the room. AHH coffee bliss.
I use whole milk in my espresso (and sugar) so when the espresso began brewing, I turned the machine to the steam function and began rotating the cup with the milk in it. It whipped up the milk pretty quickly, so I turned it back to the brewing position so the espresso could further brew.
It was extremely fast, easy to use, and very easy to clean. I was very impressed. AND the price is very reasonable. If you have a coffee addict on YOUR Christmas list, this is what you should be looking into.
This espresso machine has really saved me from those down in the dumps not really that energetic feeling.. It brings me back to life so that I can get work done. My “boss” had been sending me more work because I could complete it so quickly. She was amazed at how fast I could snap up a blog post. I said “It’s the new espresso machine” ♥
This gal will NEVER EVER have to step foot in an overpriced Starbucks again! YAY ME!