maker designed specifically for making espresso. It can be electric or nonelectric. The nonelectric maker is hourglass-shaped appliance used to make espresso. The base is filled with fresh water
and the center basket with finely ground coffee
. Heat forces steam and boiling
water through a central vent and across the coffee grounds; the finished espresso is then collected in the top container.
Also see Boil Over Preventer, Coffee Filter, Latta Glass.