This Espresso Maker Is the Most Beautiful Thing You'll Ever Wake Up To

Illustration for article titled This Espresso Maker Is the Most Beautiful Thing Youll Ever Wake Up To

You've been spoiled by the five-buck cup of exotic single-origin pour-over coffee. It's time to upgrade your home equipment. At this rate, your caffeine addiction is cutting into your cocktail budget.

Forget the primitive French press, or a fantastic newfangled countertop machine. Have the best of both worlds—and unshackle yourself from the baristacracy—with this chrome $225 Zappia "Paradiso" two-cup espresso maker.


You'll have to tamp the grind and lock it in place, but the machine handles the extraction. It plugs into the wall with an especially gorgeous cloth-insulated cord, and delivers piping hot shots to two waiting demitasses in two or three minutes. It's as suitable for pre-ground as it is for Kopi Luwak (that's Indonesian civet-cat coffee, for the uninitiated). Either way, it adds a countertop touch of la bella figura while delivering your daily dose.

Share This Story

Get our newsletter



Ok, first off, I hate the beurooftrade website. I dont want to give them my email, and I dont have facebook. Does that mean I cant read the site?

To the point, however: 2 questions: 1) At what pressure is the coffee espressed, and 2) do you get good crema?

If its a high pressure extractor (with pressure comparable to a shmancy pump espresso), then $225 is an excellent deal. If it extracts at 1-3 atmos, then I'm going to stick with either my stovetop mocha (1-3 atmos) or my presso (5-7 atmos).

People who have heard of kapi luwak, or like SO pours are likely to want to know these details, just sayin.