I'm gonna try and get thru this without getting all misty-eyed but if I do pause you will have to excuse me.
I answered the ad in a Craigslist posting over the weekend. Unfortunately I couldn't go straight down and see her. The spring cold and allergy season was kickin my rearend. As a matter of fact it wasn't until several days later that I was able to even make the cross town trip to see the unit.
It's amazing how much information that you learn from a person through the use of text messaging. Not only did I find out who and what kind of machine I was about to see but I was able to find out that the guy selling the unit knew nothing about coffee. brewing or that there was a water hookup. At least he could tell me that she was a Nuova Simonelli. That's right, let's just call her Nuova.
Nuova wasn't the prettiest, nor the youngest in the crowd but does she have what it takes to make a cafe owner happy, you bet. As a matter of fact, they don't make em like her anymore. She is truly a one of a kind workhorse that I'm sure will give us many years of service and happiness.
And the price, well let's just say that I will be able to outfit her with the loving parts and attention that she needs and deserves. All I need now is to finalize our relationship with a traditional break-in dance. (A week of hard espresso drawing like grandpa used to do) That's the way to start a relationship. And owe what a relationship we will have.