If your a purist, when it comes to your espresso, The La Pavoni Europiccola Espresso Machine ($860) should be on your short list. The Europiccola is a manual pull espresso machine. What that means is you control the speed at which you force the water through the grounds. This method of brewing is extremely satisfying and allows you to control the strength of your espresso. The tanks holds enough water for 8 cups. A steam wand heats milk for hot chocolate and creates the foam needed for cappuccinos, and other drinks. Finished in chrome this unit will make a great addition to any kitchen.
Kill two birds with one stone, with the beautifully made Brew Shucker ($30). The Brew Shucker was specially made to pry easily apart oyster shells and remove the meat. And of course when you’re eating oysters, you must have a good brew. The built-in bottle opener takes care of opening beers or any other beverage. […]