My Favorite Espresso Machine Is Currently 40% Off – CNET

If you’re looking to save some cash this year, I recommend using your monthly latte budget to buy an espresso machine. I’m not saying buying a daily $7 latte is a bad thing — it was always my morning pick-me-up. But the Gevi espresso machine makes lattes that rival my favorite coffee shop, and I don’t even have to leave the house. It’s currently 40%, dropping it to $120.

How I use the Gevi espresso machine

The Gevi is easy to use once you get the hang of using it to craft your favorite drink. If you’re an avid latte drinker, I recommend finding a homemade recipe for whatever sauce you like — for instance, caramel or vanilla. I always add the caramel first, then brew the espresso over it so it blends well. Then I pour the steamed milk through the center. (You’ll need a milk frothing pitcher — I have this one.) It tastes exactly the same as when the coffee shop makes it, but I just make mine less sweet.

Pro tip: Don’t forget to clean your steam wand after every single use. If you don’t, expect to chisel away at dried up milk — yeah, it’s as gross as it sounds. Also, if your steam wand isn’t working, insert the steam wand cleaning pin into the outlet to clear it out. 

Why I like having an espresso machine at home

Now that I have an espresso machine at home, instead of spending $35 each week on fancy coffee drinks, I buy a bag of ground espresso beans for $20 every few weeks. I do recommend buying a canister to keep your coffee grounds fresh — this is the one I bought. Also, if you don’t have espresso cups, these are a great option

I’ve now had the Gevi espresso machine for nearly a year now, and I’m still impressed with it. 

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