Very early on diablog, here to be precise, I told you about my love for flea markets. Walking in the sun, looking at old things, watching the great people behind the tables and in front, it is a lot of fun.
This morning I had the pleasure again, and it was my lucky day. Not only do we have great sunshine, I walked past an espresso machine.
As I have written here about Espresso, you do not need some expensive, fancy, shmancy tamagotchi. Those are nice to look at, but usually keep you paying for repairs and the espresso is mediocre at best.
Here is what I saw today:
This imported portafilter machine AEG Electrolux EA is absolutely great. It as two water systems. With 15 bar it pumps the steam through the espresso powder just like a commercial machine. OK, it consumes 1250 Watt, but that’s worth it. The espresso tastes wonderful.
And it gets better. Those machines usually run anywhere from $150 – 400. Even for used ones at auction sites you pay $100, plus upwards of $20 for shipping, the machine weighs 10 pounds (4.5 kg). And the seller offered this new (!) machine – in its original, sealed box – for just twenty bucks. It had been a present, they never used. I could not believe my luck, no need to bargain.
Flea markets, I just love ’em.
Sipping delicious espresso,