I guess there was a theme to this year’s Christmas – CAFFEINE ! I received a wonderful Italian espresso machine, organic espresso, Italian espresso, chocolate cover espresso beans, and an variety of gourmet coffees. I spent last night learning to pull an authentic demitasse of espresso with the la Pavoni Europiccola Fusso. It’s a bit more work than my old machine but the results are much richer. It took 5 attempts to get the hang of it – and NO, I did not drink all the experiments (I left them for my iced mochas this weekend) <zzzzing> !