I love a good cup of coffee but to be honest with you a really good cup is a lot of work, especially if you want a proper espresso which traditionally has involved big bits of equipment that cost at least a few hundread pounds and some experts even argue that just the grinder should cost you that much!
So up until now I have made do with my cafetiere which dont get me wrong makes a lovely Americano but theres no chance of getting an espresso out of one!
So anyway I was invited to join some friends at a newly opened cigar lounge in Mayfair recently and was intrigued to discover the lounge had a Nespresso machine, even more shocked at the excellent espresso produced!
The way Nespresso works is so simple and makes the perfect espresso every time. All you do is pop the coffee capsule in the top press a button and 30 seconds later a perfect cup is produced. Well I fell in love with this concept and am now the proud owner of my very own Nespresso machine and I urge you to go out and get one yourself! This truly is the lazy mans espresso!!!!
There is one issue with the Nespresso system however, you cant just go into the supermarket and throw a box of capsules into your trolley…. they have to be purchased online or from certain high end retailers such as Selfridges, John Lewis and Harrods. But dont let that put you off, the system is no danger of going away, its been around for over five years and it would seem isnt going anywhere!
I opted for the De Longhi Nespresso EN 95 from Amazon but there are many great machines out there at various price points, please go forth and Nespresso!