********* Posted February 2, 2012 Share Posted February 2, 2012 (edited) Ok, dh drinks lattes or cappuccinos. He has one about 6 days a week. The average price at Starbucks or Bigby's is about $3.50; it runs about the same at our local coffee shops. He needs the drinks. The caffiene, as well as other things in the coffee, help regulate some digestional issues he has. I'll stop there at the risk of sharing TMI. :D Suffice it to say, it's non-negotiable. He WILL drink a latte or cappuccino most days. He cannot drink just espresso (doesn't like it without the steamed milk), and regular coffee does not, um, work. :tongue_smilie: So, in the interest of saving money, dh would like us to make the drinks at home. All we have is a regular ol' coffee maker. I don't think that'll cut it. :D I need a machine that makes good espresso. I need either an additional implement (?) to steam milk, or a machine that makes espresso AND can steam milk. I need to know what a 'good' coffee is to get for espresso. I know enough that I need to get the beans 'espresso' ground. I think. :D I'm not ready to get my own grinder and grind my own. YES, I'm aware that's supposed to be much better. But I know NOTHING about coffee. I checked out Keurig's site, REALLY hoping they had an espresso machine/cups. No such luck. Something like that would be IDEAL. If all I had to do was push a button then steam some milk, I think I could handle that. So, to sum up, :D, I need recommendations for the following: An espresso machine that is relatively EASY to use, and can make two shots of espresso at a time (the drinks he gets have two shots in them) A milk steaming implement (in case there's not one on the espresso machine?) What kind of coffee to get Maybe directions/links to youtubes/etc. on how to make a good espresso drink PLEASE help me! Dh would like ME to take care of this, including learning to make a decent latte and cappuccino. I'd like to do this for him, I really would. But I don't even know where to start. Oh! One other thing. He doesn't want flavorings. Just espresso and steamed milk. Which is why the coffee has to be 'good' (his explanation :tongue_smilie:). Edited February 2, 2012 by bethanyniez Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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