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October 07, 2009

The Italian Job

It's fair to say we all love our coffee. And whether you're a Starbucks regular or a brew at home whole-bean aficionado, there's a magical allure this beverage holds for those of us that enjoy the sensory experience that only coffee can deliver. Picture 21
My coffee drinking behavior is a study in contrasts. When we are not traveling abroad, I drink exclusively a Venti half-caf macchiato at Starbucks.... OR... I brew up some of Trader Joe's amazing coffee at home. One extreme or the other. I don't dabble in home cappuccinos (although we used to painstakingly make these at home every day), nor do I ever drink the brewed coffee at Starbucks (although the Via is surprisingly good, I understand).

But my coffee snobbery just took a hit when I was sent some scoop on these beautiful custom De’Longhi Artista Series espresso makers. I may just have to rethink my entire strategy if it means I can justify grabbing one of these beauties. It's the Vespa of the espresso machine world. Stainless steel accents, easy button functionality, custom artistry. It's a trifecta of good vibes to start your day.  Picture 24 Making it even more enticing? Proceeds go to support Oxfam. So my humble cup of home brew gets transformed into a fabulous experience... and I'm saving lives, helping people overcome poverty, and fighting for social justice. Hmmmm... that's a heady cup of joe.

Picture 23 Here's the skinny:

It’s one of the world’s most sought-after espresso machines and a testament to Italian design. In fact, more than one person has called the De’Longhi Perfecta a work of art. Now we are incorporating the world of art into this stunning machine with the De’Longhi Artista Series. Artists from around the globe have had their art laser-etched onto an extremely limited run of Perfectas with proceeds benefiting Oxfam America, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the fight against poverty. It’s an idea that’s worthy of raising a glass to - we suggest espresso.

If you need a bit more Italiano in your day, bid on one of these beauties on eBay. I'm partial to the John Hardy one myself. Happy bidding!

What the beautiful people are saying...

Oh my! How do I get my hands on one of those! Are you giving it away in a raffle? ;)

he let someone bit on that.

we are just confused with the idea.

It seems that you've put a good amount of effort into your article and I want a lot more of these on the World Wide Web these days. I truly got a kick out of your post. I do not have a bunch to to say in reply, I only wanted to register to say fantastic work.

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