Thursday, February 18, 2010

My Valentine's Day Gift

For Valentine's Day I got an espresso machine! Yep. That is one of the competition machines from this last weekend. I am so excited!

The grinder was a present to myself. I am really still learning to use it, but I love it as well!

This will still be the machine for competition next year. So I will be able to practice on the proper machine and take next year's competition by storm!! I am also contemplating going to Anaheim and competing in the Nationals in April. We will see.

By the way, I did not get in to the final round. I went overtime by 47 seconds, which is a point off per second. I wouldn't have made finals even if I had been on time, but I would have scored a personal best. I am happy and I came away with great advice and feedback. Watch out Mountain Region, Susan will be back!!


  1. Congratulations on the new machine. It should probably be noted that that behemoth does not reside in your tiny kitchen. ;)

  2. True! This machine cannot be found in the tiny kitchen, but rather at my roasting facility. The tiny kitchen has a tiny French press and a vacuum pot.

  3. Congrats on the looks purty! I bet it brews a mean coffee too.
    Let me know if you need a mouse in your pocket for Anaheim...I'm good at organizing and making people get to where they are going.....