Creating the perfect cup of espresso used to be an art form in itself. The beans had to be ground to exactly the right coarseness and the water pressure precisely controlled to obtain a delicious espresso with an impeccably formed layer of crema. But with the Senseo coffee machine, depicted at left, it all seems so easy: put in a coffee pod and press the button and out comes a beautiful cup of
mud... well, let's just say some things are a matter of taste. The machine depicted at right is a modern retro-style espresso machine that works with both pods and ground coffee.
From our Fake for Real series.