Why I Spent $700 On A Cappuccino

I was trying to buy a memory

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I worked in an urban mall in my twenties

This was when coffee was an eight oz cup bought in a diner for 50 cents. Given what I was making in my record store job, it was a good thing it was cheap. Now that I think about it we did not even have a coffeemaker in the office, which is unimaginable to me these days. My last job had a German superautomatic espresso machine and the owner drove across town weekly to buy bags of special beans (the German machine, though very expensive, was a piece of crap. Do not buy espresso machines from Germans. They do not know how they are supposed to look or work. That’s why all the good ones come from Italy where they look fantastic, make great shots, and are ridiculously unreliable. But the business owner was German. I digress.)

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