Millions of Italians start the day right here. Few families own those steam-belching consoles seen over here at Starbucks. Instead they make that first cup of coffee at home, using a stove-top espresso maker like the little 3-cup Miss Coco you see here.
The Miss Coco was designed beside Lago Maggiore in Verbania, Italy. You can only wish the office where you work had a view like theirs! Heat from the stove burner boils water and creates steam. As the pressure rises, the water is forced up through the coffee grounds to create espresso perfetto every time. The Coco offers a unique glass window at the top to watch the entire process!
Once Italians leave home, they never stray too far from a caffettierra, where the stove-top makers are eschewed for bigger rigs. But coffee lovers the world over know that the first cup is ALWAYS the best, and this small but mighty maker faithfully delivers on that expectation.
At our own home, we add fresh milk foam to the brew. It takes less than 60 seconds to make a batch. Click here, and we’ll show you how. We also add the ground coffee to our Miss Coco with another unique Italian invention, the Meliconi espresso dispenser.
Just between us, Italians drink very small portions of espresso at each serving. Perhaps it’s the way they justify drinking it day and night! You may desire a bit more. We recommended this 3-cup Coco for one or two American helpings.
Stove-top Espresso Maker. 7” high. Made of Food-Safe Aluminum. Thrives on gas, electric and ceramic stovetops. A silcone seal keeps the pressure inside where it’s needed. A safety valve outside protects the pot and the pot watcher. No dishwashers, please.