This Espresso Maker Is The Most Beautiful Thing You’ll Ever Wake Up To

This Espresso Maker Is The Most Beautiful Thing You’ll Ever Wake Up To


You’ve been spoiled by the $5 cup of exotic single-origin pour-over flat white. 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 $US225 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.