Meet my Pixie; this tiny machine has seriously revolutionized my coffee drinking habits. Only a few months ago I was either brewing regular 'ole coffee out of my Mr.Coffee machine, choking down the nasty office drip or making pit stops at my local Starbucks on the way to work. I was an avid and loyal Starbucks fan to the point where I was going nearly daily. But then my boyfriend brought home this little gem. I had seen capsule-style espresso machines before, but was convinced it was expensive and a hassle to mail-order the capsules. The Pixie, however, is extremely affordable at $249 for the machine and 55 cents per capsule and lucky-me, my local Bloomingdale's houses one of the few Nespresso Boutiques in the nation. Now, my favorite barista is... ME!