Espresso is an Italian word for ‘express’. This means that anything that gets delivered quickly is being done expressly. That’s why we also have the express line. That means that it doesn’t stop at any stations until it’s reached its destination in super quick time. In any case, it isn’t a good idea for the bullet train, those Japanese ones, to be making any stops. That would run counter to purposes and could turn out to be quite a disaster.
But the Italians, like many of their continental counterparts, are quite an expressive bunch. That’s putting things expressly. They’re quite creative and are not averse to some of the finest things in life. Gathering around the dinner table, for them, is a feast, in more ways than one. But because they are so expressive and explicit with their ideas and opinions, they sometimes have arguments, like who among them, unlike any other barista in the world, makes the best espresso.
We are not in their league. But we can come close. We could end up making better pasta sauces than them, relying on our own cultural influences. But one thing we will need is a superfast semi automatic. Not the one approved by the NRA, no, no, the one that makes fine espresso in double quick time. To get to that point we’ll need to make a selection from fine appliances to determine which one of them could be our best semi automatic espresso machine.
Even so, we’ll still need to learn how to make them. Fortunately, these top of the range appliances come with easy to use push buttons that, these days, operate digitally. While the machine works, all we need do is wait, but not for long.