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Old 09-02-2012, 03:51 PM
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I'm surprised nobody has mentioned moka pots in this thread. They're a small stovetop coffeemaker that's similar-to-but-technically-distinct-from espresso. They're increasingly common in the US, because they make excellent strong coffee, are almost idiot-proof, and cost about 1/10th of a "real" espresso maker.

I've heard they're exceedingly common in Europe, especially in Italy, but I've never had the fortune to see for myself.