Last weekend at CB2, a sales rep for an instant coffee maker popped out between the decorative pillows and everyday plates to offer me a mocha-frappa-whipped something or another. I was so taken by surprise that I said yes (not a common answer that I usually give for samples (I can even go to Costco and walk out with nary a taste)), and I’m kind of glad I did. Right now, we’re using a french press for our monthly delivered Craft Coffee. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great, but it doesn’t work when you’ve snoozed through your alarm after a late night watching American Horror Story then Wikipedia-ing all the characters (oh, only me?). Enter stage right: capsule coffee! The aforementioned sales rep showed me how to insert a flavored coffee capsule and in less than one minute I had an espresso. Have you guys used these before? Love it? Leave it? Maybe I’ll register for it.
press snooze one more time, counterclockwise l-r: DELONGHI & NESPRESSO LATTISSIMA, $799.99, available at Sur La Table; DELONGHI NESPRESSO LATTISSIMA, $499.99, available at Macy’s; KEURIG SINGLE CUP COFFEE MAKER, $149.99, available at Hayneedle; NESPRESSO PIXIE, $249.00, available at Sur La Table.