I like esspresso. Regular coffee is OK in a pinch but espresso rules. At home we mix espresso with our coffee - we make pressed coffee. I like my cappuccino and had been looking around for a machine that wouldn't break the bank when I was visiting a friend in Vancouver and she had a Bialetti. It is a single cup stovetop coffee maker.
I looked in all the usual places when I got back to Calgary but couldn't find. At the Home Interior Design Show this past weekend at the Stampede grounds I found a booth that had all sorts of electric ones. I asked the girl there about stovetop espresso makers and she told me they had some at the store. She was quite nice. She gave me their card: Myric Electronics - their address is A-13 Meridian Road, SE., Calgary.
I went up there on Monday and found exactly what I was looking for. The owner was very helpful and also treated me to an espresso while we chatted.
I also got one of those thingys to froth the milk for my capaccinos and lattes. I'll still do the sit down in some of the nicer coffee places but I think I'll probably save myself about $100 a month or more. And it is a nice little ritual that gives me a break while working at home.
And really, I do, now, make a pretty good capaccino/latte!!