Melbourne, Opinion, Writing


Yesterday’s minor annoyance was quickly righted. I was able to elevate myself out of frustration, and I carried out my day as per usual.

Today brings a new issue. My coffee machine is not making coffee! Aaargh. Now, you might understand how severe this is for me. Or perhaps you may not. However, I’m a bit freaked out. I have two coffees each day. We’re in lockdown and, while our home is conveniently located only three hundred metres from a main street with cafes, many of which are still trading for takeaways only, I do not fancy walking down the street to get my coffee. Should I MenuLog or Uber Eats a coffee? That’s just madness, right?

Problem solved today, as Hubster and I popped to our GP at 8.30AM for our AZ jab. Once we’d stayed the requisite fifteen minutes we drove to a coffee shop and I got a large, steaming takeaway cup. Am human again.

So, I am Googling coffee machine repairs right now, aware that this problem echoes a similar one from years ago. My last machine. Which, bless it, died shortly after a similar problem. Fingers crossed the same fate does not await.

Have a good day!


20 thoughts on “Coffee…”

      1. If you look up Bialetti in a search engine you’ll see it’s a simple percolator. You just need ground coffee and water and a source of heat. It’s simple to use and most pots are made from cast aluminium. They are robust and with nothing to really fail.

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  1. I understand your terror. πŸ˜₯ What a position to find yourself in! I make my coffee in a plunger which is less high tech than a proper machine (and in our rather small kitchen the big thing is that it takes up less space). But it’s quite a different sort of coffee to the proper barista stuff. I hope you can get a new machine. I think the internet might be your friend.

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    1. Yes, I used to do the plunger thing too, but am now such a coffee snob I’ll only ever have coffee from a machine. Yes, I am ashamed of myself, too πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
      I’ve sourced a repairer that’s not too far from home, and still trading during lockdown, so I’m heading off shortly to take it there. Hopefully it won’t be away too long, and of course, it’s a fixable issue.
      Thanks xx
      How are you?

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      1. Can you make the swirly patterns in the froth? πŸ™‚. Glad you have found a repair person. I am doing okay. Thank you for asking. πŸ’• Start chemo next week so that will be an interesting experience. I don’t expect baldness to suit me but I have (thanks to a wise suggestion from a friend) got my son on side by asking him to come and help me choose a wig. Another interesting experience! πŸ™‚

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