Me: Open the espresso pod bay doors, Hal! Hal: I'm sorry, Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that. Dave Bowman: What's the problem? HAL: I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do. Dave Bowman: What are you talking about, HAL? HAL: This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it. I'm sorry, that's the only thing I could think of looking at that beast with the little red LED. I was under the [mistaken?] impression that a stovetop espresso machine was something along the lines of this Bialetti:
Of course, I use mine and don't expect real crema or anything, just a cup of very strong coffee that has a nice taste...so maybe I'm using it wrong?? When I want espresso, I go down to my Starbucks(yes, I work for The Man) and I use the Marzocco there:
It's old school, hand tamped/ground/etc, industrial strength, and luvverly. When our store switches over to the new 'Verismo' automatic shit, I will cry and then try and steal the 500lb, 7-foot-long monster before they do some horrible thing like throw it out. We need a coffee smiley for posts, just because.