Thursday, June 07, 2007

Aujord'hui ma machine de café est mort.

Aujord'hui ma machine de café est mort. And it's a sad, sad day. So many cappucinos, so few years. Although to be fair, it was my brother's originally, and I've now had it at least four years, so i shouldn't complain. The worst part of it, though, is that it's only died through neglect. I just didn't even consider the fact that limescale would build up inside and ruin it like any good kettle. And now I find that there's a descaler solution that you should run through these machines every few months...

I even became a maintenance man, and in the true spirit of allotmenteering, unscrewed it all and sat each piece in coca cola for hours in the vain hope that some of the blocked tubes might be cleaned. But it just made the matter worse, as I think it shifted a load of gunk and doubled the blockage somewhere in its bowels. I can still froth milk happily enough, but it's no replacement...

Oh woe is me...

4 comments:

Melanie Rimmer said...

That's a painful loss and no mistake. I love my cafetiere. No moving parts, no electricity required, nothing to go wrong until someone drops it and the glass jug smashes - which has happened twice in the last twelve months. Ho hum.

Mr Greenhouses said...

Please accept my condolences.

It just isnt possible to function effectively to any degree without a decent coffee, so it will be a loss indeed.

Good luck with the hunt for a replacement.

lilymarlene said...

I've tried a few of the coffee machines and come back to the simple cafetiere like Melanie, above. It is easy to use and clean, and makes lovely coffee.
I used to use one some time ago and went off it, but when I used it again I made a "cosy" for it and the coffee is much improved by keeping it warm.

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