Brewing a balanced shot of espresso requires a scientific approach and a priestly sense of patience. The Breville Oracle makes it easy: In addition to heating water to the optimal temperature, via a dual boiler, the system grinds the beans and tamps the grounds. It even automatically froths the milk. All, some might say, for a princely sum. [Price $2,000; breville.com]
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