Oh how I love a delicious Latte... I know they are not healthy, but I call them my "sanity juice". However, at $5+ a drink, it can be very easy for our family to spend $100 or more a month at the coffee shop! That is half of our "eating out" budget!!! Oh how happy we were when my parents bought us a Saeco 00347 Aroma Espresso Machine, Black for Christmas!
I love my espresso machine because...
1. Cost - I've estimated that each latte costs approximately $1.50 to make, which is a $3-$4 savings (sometimes more!) per drink. You can get this cost down even lower when you buy the coffee and flavoring when it's on sale and/or with coupons.
2. Healthier - I choose to use goat milk (sometimes organic cow milk), as well as organic flavorings when I can find them. I also have the option of making it decaf.
3. Faster - I used to think otherwise, but I timed myself this morning and my latte was complete (made and dishes done) in 6 minutes. I am convinced that I cannot unbuckle the kids, get them out of the car, drag them into a coffee shop, and juggle everyone and the drinks back out to the car in this amount of time (nor can you order and make it through a drive-thru line), let alone the detour to the coffee shop.
4. Tastier - I make it how I like it; using the coffee I love, the flavorings I want, and the temperature that's just right for me.
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I am thinking I need one of these! Yummo! =)
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