Anyone who knows Jan, knows what a coffee snob he is :) He has been lusting over this espresso machine for some time now, but buying it new is quite the investment. A colleague of his was hoping to sell it in their intranet marketplace, but apparently wasn't up for the negotiating and gave it to Jan for free. (except for the shipping cost, since the colleague works at a different location) The guy did say that it needed to be cleaned and fixed...
Jan was horrified at the condition the machine was in, but...
... was looking forward to the project of getting it running again.
The shining finished product
The first espresso attempt
1) Jan is worried my Dad is going to be mad at him once my Mom gets here in two weeks and tastes the espresso and then desires her own personal professional machine.
2) Jan is looking forward to a visit from his espresso buddy, Jeremy! :)