I am not particularly a coffee snob. For regular coffee, I am perfectly happy with my basic Mr. Coffee. But I do like fancy coffee drinks, and wish I could have them more often than the once a week or so I allow myself to go to Starbucks. I haven't had great luck with home espresso machines in the past - particularly because it tends to be difficult to get the milk to froth correctly. (And I do know how - I used to be a barista - so it's not ENTIRELY user error.)
But this fall I visited a friend who had a Nespresso CitiZ and Milk machine and I LOVED it. The milk froths itself! It's incredible! I ordered one for myself on a great Black Friday sale and after a few weeks I am SO PLEASED WITH IT.
I've tried a whole bunch of different blends and kinds of drinks and I'm enjoying it so much. It's even making me into a plain espresso person:
So if you happen to be in the market for one of these, I absolutely recommend this one. It's currently on sale at Amazon, but watch for sales at Williams-Sonoma (and elsewhere? probably!) too!
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