Tuesday, February 15, 2011
The most expensive home coffee maker
Coffee has a long history dating back, as far as we can tell, to 9th century Ethiopia. The first coffee aficionados, though, weren’t the native peoples. Rather, it was their goats whom they noticed “dancing” after eating certain wild beans. It wasn’t until they reached Arabia, however, that they were first roasted and brewed into the drink we’re all familiar with today.
While there are numerous ways to prepare coffee, the different sorts of devices used to prepare the coffee are far more innumerable. What follows are some of the most expensive coffeemakers in the world.
The Prima Donna ESAM 6600 from De’Longhi may be the most feature rich coffeemaker money can buy. Not only can it memorize your favorite cappuccino, cafe latte or latte macchiato, it also cleans itself at the push of a button. The auto-cleaning milk carafe can even be stored in your refrigerator, ensuring that the milk in your coffee is as fresh as possible. This pricey coffeemaker retails for around $2,000, but the buzz says it’s worth every penny.
If you value form over functionality—and your preferred form is anything covered in Swarovski crystals—then look no further than Nespresso’s Crystal coffee machine. Based on Le Cube model, it’s adorned with 3,100 of the blingsome crystals. That’s not to say the Crystal coffee machine doesn’t have a few tricks up its sparkling sleeve; the machine has a built-in cup warmer, back-lit control buttons and a removable grate for latte macchiato. This isn’t the first Nespresso machine to be so decked, either. Their Essenza models were recently made into limited edition Brilliant Black and Sparkle Pink machines. These two models went for $1,000 each while the Crystal Coffee Machine is the most expensive coffeemaker in the world at £1,995 (nearly $4,000 USD).
(courtesy of hummus-recipes.blogspot.com)