Austin has plenty of coffeehouses and seems to start the day with breakfast tacos and coffee, frequently espresso drinks. The Starbucks in Austin without drive-thru windows are closed in line with the city’s “lockdown” to slow the spread of the coronavirus. So how are espresso addicts coping? By making their own. My wife saw an SUV in the parking lot full of young adults with the tailgate down, opening a home espresso machine box and peering at all the pieces.
We’ve had De’Longhi espresso machine (ECP 3420) for over a year. There’s a months to year long learning curve to great espresso, but decent espresso is a week or less away.