Anyone here use a stovetop espresso?

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  1. Detectorist

    Detectorist

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    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Primula-Aluminum-Stovetop-Espresso-Coffee/dp/B001J1L59E/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1359914575&sr=8-5&keywords=stovetop+espresso"]Amazon.com: Primula Aluminum 6-Cup Stovetop Espresso Coffee Maker: Kitchen & [email protected]@[email protected]@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/[email protected]@[email protected]@41UE6OftHML[/ame]

    I got the 9 cup version. That combined with some good espresso coffee makes a wonderful brew in the mornings for me.

    The one pictured is a Chinese knockoff. Get the Italian made ones, if you can afford it.
     
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    FullClip Native Mainiac CLM

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    Yep, when I worked in Italy had one in my apartment. It cam with the place and it took me a while to build up the courage to try it. Was kinda' magic how the water you put in the bottom part comes out as coffee in the top part!!:supergrin:

    But then again, the good old perculators knda' did the same thing in reverse....constant recycle mode until you had the strength of coffee you wanted.
     

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    I do, they make great coffee. Very popular in Italy.
    Advice for you if you're looking for one: do NOT buy any of the cheapo aluminum ones. Look for a stainless steel espresso, it's worth the small price difference. Aluminum is altering the taste of the coffee - I don't know why but it does.
     
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    Unlike in a percolator, in a stove top espresso the coffee doesn't come in direct contact with the liquid water. The coffee is brewed by water vapors like in a commercial espresso machine (only at a much lower pressure).
     
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    They work great and are easy to use.
     
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    Here is a stainless steel one for under $20:
    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Holstein-Housewares-H-08007-Stainless-Espresso/dp/B0073AMPLM/ref=pd_sim_k_6"]Amazon.com: Holstein Housewares H-08007 6 Cup Stainless Steel Espresso Maker: Kitchen & [email protected]@[email protected]@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/[email protected]@[email protected]@414JHHxwpeL[/ame]
     
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    With your last name I would expect you to have several... :)
     
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    A Bialetti in stainless steel starts my gears turnin EVERY morning:wavey:
    It even makes a decent cup with so so coffee but feed it the good stuff and:wow::supergrin:

    Great for camping or fishin trips too.
     
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    two.

    One I bought in Milan 20yrs ago, one my wife just bought a few months ago.

    Finally wore the first one out and now it is on display above our coffee bar. (Yes, we drink so much coffee I had to build a special bar for it!)