He stood up, effectively ignoring her and walked over to the large espresso machine on one of the counters. He began the somewhat laborious process of making the perfect espresso, keeping his back to his annoying little sister.
De’Longhi Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker EC270 This sturdy model turns out satisfying espresso (no regular coffee) with the requisite caramel-colored crema, and it also has a stellar milk frother, for pillow-soft foam. Works with espresso pods and grounds. Number of espresso-pod varieties: More than 100 (from multiple espresso producers). To buy: $150, shopdelonghi.com.