I like coffee; not any coffee that comes as a powder from a jar but proper, creamy, strong espresso. One of the few things I brought to England twenty years ago, apart from a suitcase of clothes, was a coffee percolator – only because I could not possibly carry a whole, big espresso machine. It is not only me – my husband and my oldest son like good espresso, albeit a bit less strong and with milk. Still rich and creamy! This is why we have Krups espresso coffee machine (the one on the picture) and all was well until last February its pump broke down.
To mend or not to mend, this was the question. Giving credence to our sensibilities (what about the environment, the landfills are filling too fast as it is, let’s save the resources of the planet, kind of thing) we decided to mend. We believed that mending our coffee machine also made financial sense: many personal finance management gurus will have us believe that mending our possessions and looking well after them saves money.