Love Great Coffee? You’re Gonna Love This!

by Dean Hervochon on March 30, 2011

Gay Guy Approved logoI’ve had about every kind of coffee maker you can buy. Really. I’ve tried perked, drip, capsules, instant, pressed, stomped and folded.

From Mr. Coffee, to Keurig. Capresso to Braun. The better one, other than the one I’m going to recommend is the Capresso. If you know anything about coffee, I’ve already got you by just saying that I like the Capresso. Hot coffee, stainless steel interior, excellent machine, great for drip coffee — but not the best…

Now…if you really like fantastic coffee, get yourself a Saeco Vienna Plus coffee/espresso machine. I bought mine at Costco for $349.00 (keep reading!)- I’ve seen them online for about $540.00. (Get it at Costco — not only is it cheaper, but they take back what they sell if it breaks, and they treat their employees great.) Don’t balk at the price yet, let me explain why you should buy this coffee maker, especially if you’re using one of those pod/cartridge coffee makers.

The Keurig and those like it are around $140 to buy. Not bad. The one I got even came with a few of those coffee pods.  They are easy to use. Put the water in the back, pop the “K-pod” into the machine, press the button and voila!  You’ve got a mediocre cup of coffee. It’s not bad. It is fast. Reminds me of being on a date with a bad kisser. Not bad to look at, will do in a pinch, but never really makes you go “wow” and and want to come back for more. Utility — that’s what it is. Not only is it blah coffee, but take out your calculator and you’ll soon figure out that each K-pod costs you a little more than $.60. If you and your loved one drink 2 cups of coffee each every day, that’s $2.40 per day. Multiply that by 30 and you’re spending $72.00 per month just on those coffee pods! And that’s for mediocre coffee! Wake up! (to some fantastic coffee!) Your coffee life is about to change!

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The Saeco Vienna Plus Coffee Maker — which is 100% Gay Guy Approved — replaced the Keurig Platinum Single Coffee Brewing machine in my house, and I never looked back. If I’m going to consume something in limited quantities, I want it to be good. Coffee brewed with your Saeco will blow you away. “You feel like you’re in Paris” (direct quote from a friend). The coffee is smooth, as strong as you want, hot and has that awesome foam on top of it when you brew it. Once you get the hang of it, it couldn’t be easier (and it’s just as fast as the Keurig), so read the instructions when you set it up. Pay attention to “priming” the system — it works on pressure and you can’t have air in the system or you’ll get a red warning light!   All you do is add water and press the button.  It makes some weird noises as it grinds and compacts the coffee and then sends steaming water through it, but you’ll soon learn to love the sound of it. Ahh….it’s working for you baby!

OK, it makes fantastic coffee, but what about that price?  The Saeco may seem expensive to you. It’s not cheap — initially. But if you like fine coffee and a great price, this actually works out. Don’t forget that this machine does everything the $1500 coffee machines do. Really. Espresso, coffee, foam, hot water for tea. The coffee tastes exactly the same. The machine grinds its own beans so each cup is fresh. You use whole coffee beans, and that’s where the machine will pay for itself in about 8 months, including the cost of coffee if you take back/give away your pod coffee maker. Yep, in 8 months you’ll get your money back and start having much cheaper coffee to drink every day. A large bag of coffee beans is about $20.00. That lasts me about a month, drinking lots of coffee. Trust me, in times like these you want something that makes you feel good that doesn’t end up costing you an arm and a leg. Get this coffee maker. I’m serious! Let me know what you think about it.

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Barry April 1, 2011 at 7:55 pm

velly interesting! I have had two different cheapie/er espresso machines, and been disappointed, but didn’t exactly feel like shelling out the $1000+ I thought I had to in order to step up. Thanks, gotogayguy!


Francisco Mimo April 25, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Great, now I want the Jura Capresso, life was better whan I was in the dark, you are paying for it.


Dean Hervochon April 28, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Don’t hate me because I know a good thing when I see it. See my post about facial products…you need it. xo! —d—


Pat April 30, 2011 at 7:47 am

I have the Capresso. I love it.


Dean Hervochon April 30, 2011 at 10:24 am

I liked mine too. That’s the best alternative to the Saeco. Thanks for commenting. —d—


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