Budget Price without that dreaded budget taste! The Bodum Stovetop Espresso Maker is a quality product, that does not disappoint…from the reasonable initial investment to the incredible flavor, this is a win, win, for coffee lovers! (Ooops! espresso lovers!)
The petite, retro design, combined with the heavy walled aluminum construction delivers a product that is appealing to the eye, fits even the smallest kitchen, and brews a delicious cup of java. The thick, silicone handle remains cool to the touch, as long as it’s not placed directly over the heat source. .
Others have commented on the importance of rinsing the pot and brewing several “dummy pots,” before tasting…Absolutely! The oils and metals in the pot need to be “cured,” much like Grandma’s favorite iron skillet, minus the grease of course! To avoid spewing, make sure you have a tight seal between the pieces. After the pot cools, disassemble, rinse with hot water and allow to air dry on a towel. (Tips: Do not leave water in the pot, doing so results in something resembling a science project. Also, if small grinds are stuck in the filter, having a needle close by comes in handy.)
In a nutshell, this is an affordable maker, that brews a wonderful, full-bodied, very tasty cup of espresso. It’s attractive, easy to use, and a breeze to clean. From the moment the unit arrived it’s been used by our family almost daily…usually multiple times throughout the day. We have never experienced a problem that wasn’t self-created. For example: the time someone (ummm…ME, but we’ll keep that a secret), failed to secure the parts tightly, resulting in a lava-like flow all over the stove. I am happy to say it still looks brand new, inside and out, and works like a charm…brewing fabulous espresso in just a few minutes.
A family owned company, established in 1944, the environment friendly spirit has always been their driving force. – This product is inline with BODUM®’s founding principles, where form follows functionality and “Good design doesn’t have to be expensive.”
– Peter Bodum (founder)
I’m a latte’ lover and I enjoy trying various flavored coffees…my favorite is pumpkin spice. I purchased a frother from Amazon, that produces a thick, creamy, oh so fluffy, milk froth topping, that has to be seen to be believed.
Also available in Black Finish
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