Espresso can seem a bit complicated to a beginner. Many of us simply walk into the corner coffee shop, order a $5 brew, and wander out still wallowing in ignorance as to what “espresso” actually means.
There is a simple, fast, and inexpensive way to make espresso at home: the stovetop espresso maker, commonly called “macchinetta” or “moka”.
Coffee drinkers have taken much more interest in sourcing, roasting and brewing in recent years. Through all of that, the classic macchinetta has remained widely popular – even if it was inspired by a washing machine. This elegant coffee maker features a compact iconic design, takes little energy to produce coffee, and is very simple to operate.
And it’s tiny; anyone who has lived in a small city apartment can attest to the importance of counter space. Stovetop espresso makers are probably the most cost- and space-efficient way to achieve flavorful espresso at home.