Thursday, April 28, 2005


When I was in Italy last year, I noticed the illy coffee brand at several different cafes. While in Italy, I developed a taste for drinking espresso.

When I returned home, I decided to shop for an espresso machine. In my research, I found the term ESE, which stands for Easy Serving Espresso. This is a pod system, which simplifies making espresso at home by eliminating the grinding/tamping process. So, I bought an espresso machine that could take pods or regular espresso, and I went to the illy web site to buy the coffee.

The illy web site is very user friendly, with several languages to choose from. You can purchase espresso machines, coffee, cups, and just about any thing you might need. In case you're wondering, I chose a FrancisFrancis! espresso machine. In the course of looking up this web site, I found that illy has purchased FrancisFrancis!. I like the machine quite a lot, due to it's retro toggle switches and gauge, as well as it's ease-of-use.

Oh, by the way, the espresso is excellent!

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