The under $25 list would not be complete without this item! This is what we call our magic coffee button. Whenever I press it, Mark (the Head CoffeeGeek) appears from nowhere and makes me a cappuccino or espresso or whatever I want coffee related!
Well, if you get one, you won't have the head CoffeeGeek turn up at your home to make coffee, but maybe you can work something out with your partner! Mark bought this for me as a gift, and promised that anytime I pressed it, he would stop whatever he is doing and make me a coffee. So far, in three months, it has worked every time! (he wrote about it here)
When it is pressed, it lights up, and one of three long skits is heard with Hoops and Yoyo interacting with each other and talking about coffee. One is military themed, one is all romantic about "french roast coffee" and the third is just someone really needing coffee RIGHT NOW!
If you are the barista in your home, buy this for your partner and promise her the same thing Mark promised me! They'll love you even more for it!
Column Description Whether it's up to the minute, happening this day, this week, or in the recent past, this column's goal is to present coffee and attempts to make the experience truly culinary. You'll find short reviews about past events, interesting coffees coming on the market, new and different ways to enjoy espresso and other brewing methods, and give an insight into efforts around the globe to make coffee a truly culinary thing. Column written by Mark Prince.