The global onslaught of Nespresso has afforded me some relief. For the decaffeinated among you, the machines rely on a system of multi-coloured capsules that produce a decent cup of espresso. The problem is always the inadequacy of the milk-frother. My calloused and burnt hands attest to the domestic impossibility of producing a lather of satisfactory barista standard.
But joy of joys, I have discovered the Nespresso Aeroccino - the latest accessory available to Nespresso owners. Slim, elegant and inexpensive, to the coffee-lover this is an invention of greater significance than the discovery of penicillin. Pour in the milk and choose your attachment (for latte or cappuccino) and press the button: 40 silent seconds later, you will be greeted by a froth that even Giovanni in Bar Italia would kill for. What's more, you have an accessory in your kitchen that looks like a Philippe Starck Toby Jug.
Your agency's new business performance will improve overnight. Clients will be queuing to attend your meetings and laughing at those out-of-touch businesses still relying on a cafetiere.
Now I can sleep at night - well, I could if it wasn't for the 27 cups of coffee I have most days now.