Cair (no blog to link to, I'm afraid) mentioned the Bialetti Cappuccino Maker in the comments on my coffeemaker post.
She (or he?) deserves some kind of prize.
I am a lover of the latte, but I have never been willing to deal with the expense and fussiness of owning a home espresso maker. But when I saw the Bialetti, I knew that my prayers had been answered.
I happened to have a few Crate & Barrel gift certificates hanging around from when John and I got married, and so today at lunch I zipped over to the closest store and made my dreams come true.
Of course, I had some doubts that perhaps the machine could not live up to the hype. I had nothing to worry about. I followed the instructions and made three fake lattes (no milk) to season the machine. Then I made a real latte.
I'm drinking it now.
It's really, really good.
The house is already stocked with regular and decaf espresso. Anyone want to come over for a latte?