The $2,499 Coffee Maker
So last weekend I had to work in Westchester NY, and had the pleasure of stumbling upon the Bentleys of coffee machines – the new Miele CM5 Countertop Coffee System. It was dead smack in the middle of the mall where this hugely inflated coffee machine moment went down. It was a part of the Simon Fashion NOW event at Westchester Mall where all kinds of goodies were being served and sampled from Benjamin Steakhouse, Thyme in Yorktown Heights, local bakeries, and obviously Miele .
Walking around this machine ($2,499 sticker price) was like walking around the new Continental GT Speed Bentley that’s on display in malls that contain a demographic miles away from the one that I fall in. You inevitably do the walk around, but you do not dare complete a lead sheet. Well this coffee maker encounter was kind of like that moment.
I was torn between accepting a sample and just walking away. Did I want to experience coffee paradise, knowing the only other chance of me having that repeat experience would be at another mall event or coffee lovers tradeshow? Or did I want to just go to the 1 out of 4 Starbucks in the mall and call it a day? I took the sample. It was heaven. My final opportunity at coffee heaven, but heaven none-the-less.