Sunday, July 19, 2009

Salavatore Espresso Machines

What is your daily coffee budget? How many times will you have to forgo the Starbucks queue to be able to justify the expense of a Salvatore espresso machine? Hand built by craftsmen in Solvang, the Salvatore has a six year warranty and is custom built to your specifications.

Having never owned a table saw, I recently bought a new-in-the-box Delta 10" saw at a garage sale. As I had never used one, I did not really appreciate what I needed and the Delta turned out to be an amazingly terrible, clumsy machine. Now I know what I am looking for.

I am going to buy one of the ubiquitous garage sale Krups/Braun espresso machines for $5. I am not sure I will make espressos regularly enough to justify a Salvatore, but I figure some time with a low-end machine will make me appreciate what an espresso machine should be. Perhaps, if I am making and enjoying espresso, then I will save my pennies to afford a Salvatore. The case could be made that a low-end machine is impossible to enjoy as it won't make a decent shot, but I am going to give it a try.

Salvatore Espresso Machines (Thanks, Dillon!)