I am an addict. I readily admit it. Coffee is my drug of choice.
I realized my sorry addicted state last week when our espresso machine was out of commision for FIVE whole days.
We bought a Saeco espresso machine about three months ago (after returning TWO defective Cuisinart espresso machines). I read the instruction manual which said that once the machine required descaling it would start flashing and shouldn't be used until it was properly descaled. I said to Pentti that we should look into finding/buying/ordering the descaling solution BEFORE the machine flashed. Did he listen? No. So, last Thursday the machine started to flash and I panicked. No coffee? What? I ran to my computer to find out where I could buy the cleaning stuff and managed to order it on-line. The package came in the mail this week, we descaled the machine and now I am able to sit here blogging with a fresh cup of foamy, delicious espresso coffee. Mmmm.
By the way, for those five days, I think I had Starbucks on every one of them. But you know, once you've had really good, foamy, smooth, non-fuel-like espresso, its hard to return to the petrol that is Starbucks coffee :)
No one can understand the truth until he drinks of coffee's frothy goodness. ~Sheik Abd-al-Kadir