Saying goodbye to Angeli

There’s a new kid in the kitchen.

Big news. BIIIIG NEWS on the way. But first, decorum. And respect.

The year was 2015 and things were on the up and up. I was a year into Canadian life, having relocated in 2014 to spend a year as a Graduate Research Trainee at McGill University while I researched and wrote my master’s thesis. That chapter completed, I was rolling into year 1 of my PhD and life was good. I lived upstairs from the now defunct Café Plume (I’ll be real, that was half the reason I moved into that goddamn apartment) and coffee life was good. But there comes a time in a coffee drinker’s life, there comes a time…

Or there doesn’t, I suppose.

But for me there came a time, and the time was then, to bring an espresso machine home. So I searched one out, knowing next to nothing about what I was getting myself into. But it was nice, all chrome, had an Italian name and a grinder built in. What’s not to love?

So long old friend, you’ve done us proud.

And seriously, I do love that machine. 5 plus years later, multiple coffees a day, and it’s still going strong. (The grinder kicked the bucket a while back, though I could/should/probably will fix it, just never got around to it and upgraded…)

But, for every time there comes a time, there comes another time, and that time is now. So, I’m pouring a couple drops of espresso out today, and saying goodbye to my old friend. You’ve served me well and I’ll be damned if I won’t miss you just a bit.

While we’re here ahh, anyone in the market for an old but beloved espresso machine? Hit me up.


John Sullivan
John Sullivan
Ph.D. researcher

Music technology researcher active in the user-driven design of digital musical interfaces.