Holstein’s stovetop espresso makers are modeled after the classic Moka Express, invented by Alfonso Bialetti in 1933 as a way for Italians to brew great coffee at home during the Great Depression. According to The New York Times, 9 of 10 Italian households own a Moka, which is so iconic, it has been exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art.
To get the rich, flavorful coffee at home, just fill the coffee maker with hot water and grounds, then set it on the stove. The water will steam, and the pressure will push it through the tube to filter through the coffee grounds. Though the result doesn’t technically qualify as espresso, Serious Eats declares it “beautifully bittersweet and strong enough to get you through your morning.” It can be used on the stove, over a campfire, or above a volcanic crater.
Strong espresso-like coffee
Use on the stovetop to brew in minutes
Long-lasting aluminum construction
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It does make a decent expresso, but it leaks when you pour it out, no matter how tightly it's screwed. But this will definitely hold me over until I can purchase an authentic one from the local Italian deli.
Very happy and pleased with product .it saves me money by making my own espresso at home rather than ordering from fast food coffee shops .great addition to my ice coffees I make for myself at home .a great fast pick me up .thank you Groupon .
The espresso tastes bitter when made in this. Also I used it about 10 times, and it is already highly discolored, the entire bottom is a metallic brown color (I purchased the pink one), and the top is stained with coffee which wont wash off. The instructions state that this device can't be soaked, and you cant scrub or use anything harsh on it. Even though I was very gentle with the device, and followed the instructions carefully, it is still discolored. When its on the stove or during pouring, coffee leaks out of random crevices no matter how tightly I screw it together.