The thing about Italy is that you lose a tiny piece of your heart there. You return and try to compensate for that loss, but it doesn’t quite work. In our case, we did that by acquiring this first-timer friendly Breville BES870XL. Why this? because we sipped cup after robust cup of Espresso (standing at the counter like locals) and had to have a machine on hand to satiate the Espresso craving. If only bringing home some Rome was that easy……..