A few weeks ago I met up with a nice lady who's just launched her home espresso machine business here in Muscat. I managed to get my hands on a machine and 20 capsules of coffee for "trial" purposes.
I still brew my coffee, with granules and the filters and stuff, but sometimes I just want a quick cup of coffee and to be off - and then I usually opt for a cup of tea. I've thought about getting one of those nespresso machines but have always thought that they were expensive and a waste of money.
So I was a little apprehensive when I got this coffee espresso machine, but that was only short lived. I got the box home and unpacked the machine, filled the reservoir with water and had it set up in no time at all, it was really easy.
The espresso itself is, in a word, amazing. I really like it, and what I have started doing each morning is to heat up half a mug of milk in the microwave and then put the mug into this machine and put a shot of espresso into it. I've not yet done a double-shot.... but perhaps I'll live a little and try that tomorrow :P
The capsules come 2 to a pack, and are bio-degradable. A box of 20 capsules is RO 5, which is a hell of a lot cheaper than the equivalent nespresso capsules.
Rose, the lady who's launched this product here in Muscat has a shop just opposite the Wave, above the Butchers Block. She's starting out with a pretty great launch offer: The machine and 20 capsules for RO 45 - not a bad Christmas present.....!
You can call on 9627 1919 for delivery information, or for exact directions to her shop (it's basically behind the Al Maha gas station next to the wave roundabout). I've already bought another 2 boxes of the coffee - it's really that good, and I couldn't recommend it enough!