A good, medium-roast coffee, with notes of dark cherry and cacao, deserves a proper espresso maker. This stovetop cooker is similar to what you'd find in the kitchens of Italy, Spain, or Portugal, where espresso is an essential part of daily life. The coffee-maker uses steam pressure to force boiling hot water up through the coffee grounds, and is as quick to use as it is to clean.
First, unscrew the bottom half, remove the filter, and fill the bottom chamber to just below the valve with water. Replace the filter, then fill it with finely-ground coffee. Screw the two halves back together, and put the whole setup on a hot stove. Wait for the coffee to bubble into the top of the pot, take the pot off the heat and serve up your espresso, pronto.