There is nothing better than waking up in the morning and smelling a lovely coffee brewing, knowing that at any minute that taste is going to be bursting across your taste buds and giving you that morning kick that pries your eyes open properly and welcomes you to a brand new day. Most of us enjoy this by boiling a kettle and spooning in some sugar, coffee and then adding milk and the hot water, stirring it all together and taking that first mind numbingly good sip. Some however prefer not to have instant coffee but prefer their coffee made from the beans and use a machine to do all the hard yards for them. My machine is called a husband. Others prefer to use coffee in Canberra, which is much easier than sending my husband all over Australia to make the morning coffee.
The advantages of buying an automatized coffee machine is that you can set a time for the coffee to brew and then when you wake up in the morning it is all ready to go and all you have to do is drink. There are settings for your favorite type of coffee so need to select that when you get up it, will automatically make that coffee for you if you have preselected it and most of the cleaning is done for you. With a milk circuit rinse and a descaling cycle, the only thing you have to do is remove the brew group and put it in the dishwasher and you are done.
One of the features states that it has an aroma system, now I don’t know if that means there is a little fan set up so once the coffee starts brewing the fan kicks in and sends the smell through the house but under this title it claims the machine will pre brew and warm your cup, nothing about permeating your house with the fresh smell of newly made coffee. Don’t know why they call it that, good marketing I suppose. The only thing is you had better really appreciate a nice cuppa joe because this little beauty can set you back around two thousand dollars and this is the recommended retail price, so when going to store you may be paying a lot more for the system. That is not the only cost however, then there are the filters, for the water and the descaling function, the water filter will cost approximately $22.95 and the descaler filter either $19.95 for a two pack or $12.95 for a single. Then there is the coffee itself and they recommend using filtered water and they even have a brand to go with their machine, all in all it is an expensive caffeine hit in the morning. I think I prefer the instant method and I can stand the wait of having the kettle boil and mixing it all myself, without searching through menu options for coffee.