I relished those college days of staying up late and sleeping in till noon. Now, as a grown-up, it’s a win if the baby sleeps past 6:30 on a weekend. As such, I’ve developed an earlier bedtime, the art of the power nap, and a refined palate for caffeine.
It’s been said that coffee is the only drug allowed to be vanilla flavored and sold in a drive-thru, and that may be true. But what’s even more ludicrous is the price we’re willing to pay just to get our morning fix.
If you’re one of the lucky folks who can get by with just a plain cup of joe, count your blessings. Because for many of us, the enticing flavors of lattes, cappuccinos, and machiattos has caught us in their snares. For us, it’s just not coffee if it isn’t frothed and whipped with steamed milk and espresso shots.
Unfortunately, these custom coffees also come at a price. While the national average of a cup of plain coffee is $1.38, gourmet coffees brewed by our favorite Baristas come at an average of $4.16 a cup!
Let’s do the math…
If the average price for a latte at one of the giant coffee conglomerates is $4.16 and you stop for a fill-up five times a week, that equals over $1,000! To give you some perspective, if you took that $1,000 and made an annual contribution to a Roth IRA, with modest interest you could earn $90,000 over thirty years (using a standard IRA calculator!)
Now this isn’t a public service attempt to get you to quit caffeine. I just want to put it in perspective what you would be saving by brewing and frothing your own designer coffees at home. The Miele CM5000 Counter Top Coffee System features a fresh whole bean grinder, dual coffee/espresso spouts, and a separate milk frothing steamer. In other words, it’s the same thing as the pros are using!
The CM5000 is so incredibly easy to use. Simply select the type of coffee you would like to make and the LED screen will prompt you through each of the steps. The steam valve quickly and easily heats and froths milk for cappuccinos, lattes, and macchiatos. The insulated milk canister can be kept in your refrigerator until needed, allowing you to always have fresh milk at hand.
The Miele CM5000 Counter Top Coffee System is simply outstanding. It will save you money, stress, and time allowing you to brew delicious coffees and espresso beverages at home. Cal 1-800-221-8227 to speak with a certified Miele specialist for more details or visit the links below:
Summary of Features:
- Four programmable cup sizes
- Whole coffee bean system
- Multi-language two-line display with intuitive user interface
- On/Off programmable times
- Coffee strength selectable per cup
- Height adjustable coffee spout
- Quiet operation
- Energy-saving Eco-Mode
- Powerful pump (15 bar)
- Manual Steam Valve
- 10.5″ wide x 14.5″ high x 19.5″ deep
- 21.2 pounds
- Prompts to empty waste container and drip tray
- Prompts for replenishment of coffee beans and water
- Removable, easy-to-clean brew unit
- Removable water tank
- Insulated stainless steel milk flask
- Bean container and ground coffee chamber
- Includes descaling tablets, cleaning tablets, and water hardness test
- Includes coffee measuring spoon