Last week I bought my first expresso machine, the Oster Prima Latte. I have been testing it for a while and I can say that the gadget is really great! This little espresso machine allows you to customize the amount of milk you wish to add to your Cappuccino or Latte. It has an automatic or manual mode. I usually use the manual mode because I want to have total control of the amount of coffee. What I really miss on this machine is a cup heater, because I like my coffee very hot, and if the cup is not warm then your coffee will be cold in minutes!
It’s amazing how the design of coffee machines has become so fashionable and makes everyone want to have one, not only to make good expresso, but also to decorate the kitchen. Let me tell you,this machine does both jobs very well! Now my kitchen looks colorful and the Oster Prima Latte has been a great model for my macro photos that I posted on Flickr
The design of the machine is very compact and easy to use, but like all these machines, it is important that you read the manual first. I’ve seen other people who did not read the manual before making some dangerous mistakes like moving the foam tube by hand instead of using the lever, or not noticing that the knob was in the cleaning mode instead of milk. Making coffee expresso involves many steps and sometimes we are in such a hurry that we don’t pay attention to every detail. We need more intuition and feedback like sounds, lighting etc, from this little gadgets. So I think we still have a long way for coffee maker designers to make these products more user friendly.
For now I hope it will last long and will let me enjoy my favourite drink on a daily basis. I also hope that I dont get caught being too lazy to clean every small detail after each use!