The Morning After

by Edie Wadsworth on October 29, 2009

The cups of coffee I’ve had so far today:

If we’re friends on Facebook or you follow me on Twitter, then you may know that we just purchased a crack pot espresso machine. I’m on a 36 hour bender. And when I crash, it’s not gonna be pretty.

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If I hit rock bottom and come begging you for more coffee beans, don’t enable me. As it is, I’m typing 600 words a minute. And Stevie must like me jittery ’cause he just made me another
latte.

Oh, wait here he comes with a mocha. {Pause for a taste—and a longing look into his eyes} Be still my pounding heart.
I promise I’ll cut back. I can control it. Just one more cup. I’ll quit tomorrow.
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The evening the machine arrived, we felt compelled to try every last possible combination of
coffee, espresso, milk, half and half, cream, chocolate syrup, and various liquors. I stayed up until 2:30a and was back making espresso at 6:30.
This machine could be my undoing.
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It’s a Jura Capresso machine (fully automatic) and uses whole beans. It makes perfect crema and is a refurbished model—which makes it half the price that it would normally be. It may not seem so inexpensive when I’m in the ER for an arrhythmia!

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1 Sarah October 29, 2009 at 10:51 pm

Classic…you are so funny! Since we purchased our espresso machine, I have taken up to three lattes a day, where I used to only have one a day that I brought from one of our local cafes. I have made all my money back now though from buying it! Plus being a trained barista I am VERY fussy! xxx

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2 Darby October 29, 2009 at 10:54 pm

I think that's exactly what I need to recover from the crud… my energy level is about that of a slug.

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3 Jennifer @ The Craft House October 29, 2009 at 10:59 pm

Oh. My. Goodness.

I am in love. I should go buy an espresso machine. Now.

Nah, I drink way too much coffee as it is.

But…

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4 Beth October 29, 2009 at 11:25 pm

Hahaha! That's a great post (and funny too!). I already drink way too much coffee. I can't imagine if I had one of those babies in my kitchen :/

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5 LuLu October 29, 2009 at 11:43 pm

This is hilarious! I love my espresso machine but i have to say yours looks so much more fun!!
happy coffee drinking,
from one coffee lover to the next,
LuLu

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6 Ruthanne October 29, 2009 at 11:47 pm

I see no problem at all. No problem at all.

*Sluuuurp*

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7 Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training October 29, 2009 at 11:48 pm

Be still my heart! I’m in love with my Keurig but this little guy sure would fit in my home nicely. I’m sure I would find many delish things to do with it just as you have. Maybe it would keep my car from pulling into Starbucks ALL THE TIME ;o)
I love refurbed stuff! I bought my lap top last year as refurb model and I couldn’t be happier with it!

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8 Catherine Anne October 30, 2009 at 12:07 am

Love this!

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9 Sheri October 30, 2009 at 12:24 am

Thank you so much for reminding me why we got rid of our espresso machine! Neither of us could recall, reading through your post I had a sudden flash of memory!

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10 Ruby Red Slippers October 30, 2009 at 12:43 am

Oh that is so funny!
Yesterday, I added up all the cups of coffee, and diet coke…No wonder I hardly slept last night! I tossed and turned ALL night, and couldn't figure out why for the longest time.
Typing 600 words a minute! Love it!
I would love an espresso machine-how neat that you have it, it is awesome!

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11 Dee October 30, 2009 at 1:01 am

I too have a love affair with my espresso machine. A very lovely friend of mine bought it for my birtday! I even had my own Starbucks barista come for my 40th birthday. Serious addiction.

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12 Dee October 30, 2009 at 1:03 am

the coffee jags made me mis-spell birtHday!

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13 Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam October 30, 2009 at 1:05 am

oh girl – ENJOY! I'm drooling just thinking about it! Seriously, I'm not jesting.

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14 A Touch of Country October 30, 2009 at 2:09 am

I too have a Jura machine and love it.

I have yet to make the exact drink as my starbucks…venti nonfat, sugar free hazelnut latte with whipped. Let me know if you perfect it. I never know how much milk and how much syrup to use.

Keep me posted and Latte Love!

Natalie

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15 Carmen October 30, 2009 at 2:24 am

Ohhhhh yummy! You are hilarious! I have that same green FAMILY sign in my kitchen too.

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16 Melissa Stover October 30, 2009 at 2:36 am

you're hilarious!

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17 Darla October 30, 2009 at 4:47 am

i totally understand! we bought one of those a few months back and life just hasn't ever been better! i love it. i have americanos normally but i do like to have a latte once in a while too.

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18 Heather at All A Flutter October 30, 2009 at 5:30 am

If you ask me, which you probably shouldn't since I'm hopelessly addicted to coffee, that sounds like a little slice of heaven!

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19 Carrie @ Cottage Cozy October 30, 2009 at 5:38 am

Looks like a fabulous machine…
Carrie

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20 Stefunkc October 30, 2009 at 5:43 am

I have much to do before I rest…do you deliver?

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21 Marianne@Songbird October 30, 2009 at 5:44 am

Oh I can fully understand that you absolutely have to try them all at least twice. But I am sure all that cafeine induced energy will help in writing at least 2 blogposts per hour in advance, so you will be set untill January.

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22 Ami October 30, 2009 at 10:30 am

We have a Capresso too and I don't even drink coffee.
I know, it sounds unfathomable, but I still fire that baby up for dreamy frothy hot soy milk for my cocoa.
Who knew I could love kitchen appliances so?
The boyfriend claims this coffeemaker is straight from heaven as it magically has a hot pot of coffee waiting for him each morning because apparently 3 min is far too long to wait for caffeine at 6 am.
I think he loves the Capresso like I love the KitchenAid mixer- and that's saying a lot!

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23 Darla October 30, 2009 at 12:30 pm

ok i had to come back here to say that i checked out that machine, and wOW, it does everything! literally EVERyThINg! i may be replacing an espresso machine, ahem.

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24 happy mama October 30, 2009 at 12:58 pm

Hilarious! I am wishing I lived with you right about now (I know a little weird and creepy since you don't know me at all) :)

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25 Jennifer Rutherford October 30, 2009 at 8:05 pm

Totally love this post! We just acquired a Bosch Tassimo a few months back and it's only right to try out every cup of java known to man to make sure it's a good machine, right? ;)

But we do LOVE it because we have no desire to go and drop $4+ a cup at Starbucks, so it has definitely paid for itself.

And just think of all the crafting you'll be able to do with this new found energy! Ha!

Blessings,
Jenn

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26 Darcy @ m3b October 30, 2009 at 10:43 pm

Congrats on this purchase! I wish we were neighbors right now!

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27 Love Being a Nonny October 30, 2009 at 10:57 pm

.oh, you mean that's too many cups of joe?

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28 Sandy October 31, 2009 at 12:35 am

Thanks for the laugh I just had to read it to my hubby.

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29 Rachelle October 31, 2009 at 1:24 am

:)

Smiles.

That is all..

Just smiles!

Rachelle

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30 Robyn October 31, 2009 at 2:10 pm

I'm GREEN with envy….gorgeous machine! But I'd never be able to sleep either.

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31 Carol October 31, 2009 at 2:30 pm

How funny are you naming and labeling every drink you had in a certain time period? Cracks me up! Hey, with a machine like that, I would be over caffeinated, too.

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32 Randa October 31, 2009 at 8:58 pm

I've been planning on researching an espresso machine to "ask" for for Christmas…..I'll have to look into one of these refurbished models.
You are such an enabler! (But, maybe, just maybe, you'll help me not spend my kids' college savings on Starbucks :)

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33 Ruth November 1, 2009 at 2:04 am

Love this post. Those coffees sound wonderful. The machine looks great!! I have an espresso machine but not as fancy. We do use it often, though and enjoy it.

Ruth

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34 Your cool friend Cheryl November 2, 2009 at 5:10 am

You crack me up! I just stumbled across your blog via Darby's and I'm so glad I did… It is just delightful! I'm so looking forward to reading more :)

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35 Dusti November 4, 2009 at 3:15 pm

I love my Jura! I love making coffee for my guests, I win them over every time. Happy espresso making!

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36 patty November 5, 2009 at 2:22 am

how fun, edie… are you still enjoying it? i'm in the market… though, at this point, i'm fully dedicated to my 2 cup, 18 year old, $99 Krups espresso machine. i've long stopped using the frothing wand (i'm living in the south now… it SHOULD be iced, right??), but engage ina daily dance with it.it has beenthere through lows and highs, cold winter nights, and hot summer mornings, babies and grad school and holidays… ahh… i feel a post coming…:)

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