|Our apartment came equipped with the 2 espresso pots in photo #1. So, last week we bought the proper coffee grind- decaf for Renee and caf for Steve (see photo #2).
After reading espresso-making directions on the web, Steve found out that you are supposed to fill up the basket inside the pot with the ground espresso. Because the smaller pot was kind of yucky, he used the bigger pot that makes about 8 shots of the strong stuff. In 5 minutes, it was ready, and it tasted great. Not wanting to waste any, he drank the whole thing, maybe 2 shots at a time. After that, things got a bit fuzzy, what with the racing heart, the wired feeling,sleeplessness, and upset stomach. Good as new in 24 hours. Lesson learned- never more than one doppio (double shot) from now on!
Wide awake in Firenze,