Fellow American men, you are wasting your money on burnt, overpriced coffee.
This habit is curious, since you demand quality in some many other things but, when it comes to caffeine, settle for a watery bilge that smacks of sulfur.
Happily, your correspondent — who is, BTW, at this very moment en route to Australia, land of the delicious Flat White — has found a delightful alternative: it’s called La Marzocco Home, and it is available now.
It’s an espresso maker. It makes the perfect cup.
La Marzocco’s been around since 1927. Founded by a couple of guys named Giuseppe and Bruno. Based in Florence.
They assemble all their machines by hand. You’ll find them in pretty much every high-end European café.
They’ve never offered a machine for home use. Until today.
Their new GS3 was designed to work like their highfalutin commercial machines, but fit on a kitchen counter.
You can configure six different parts of the machine, from body panels to wood accents.
LM’s site offers online training videos (“How to Pour Latte Art”), a history of espresso and a shop selling assorted other barista instruments, like espresso grinders, tampers and steam pitchers.
Of course, La Marzocco isn’t inexpensive. As in, really not inexpensive.
But then, quality rarely is.