• ALL ABOUT ESPRESSO: Espresso is a specialty coffee brewed by forcing small amounts of nearly boiling water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans. Espresso is generally thicker and more highly concentrated than coffee brewed by other methods, often featuring a creamy foam on top.
• EXCEPTIONAL DESIGN: The Primula Aluminum Espresso Maker features a modern, stylish design with a high-quality aluminum body. The handle is made from a heat resistant plastic that not only provides you with a firm and reliable grip, but also allows your hand to stay cool during use. Its efficient layout forces pressurized water through coffee grounds, and deposits a rich, full bodied espresso blend into the serving chamber
• FIRST USE INSTRUCTIONS: Unscrew the top and remove the filter funnel from the base. Locate the filter plate and rubber washer, and remove both. Wash all parts in hot water and then reassemble. It is recommended that your first espresso be thrown away as to ensure the optimal taste of ensuing brew.
• USE AND CARE: To use, fill the base with fresh water up to the level of the safety valve and insert the filter funnel. Fill the filter funnel with finely ground coffee (do not press down), and screw the assembled top firmly to the base. Place the espresso maker on low to medium heat, and within 3-5 minutes, delicious espresso will fill the serving chamber. Serve immediately. To clean, hand wash only. Do not use a dishwasher.
Primula’s Aluminum Stovetop Espresso Coffee Maker delivers 1, 3, or 9 demitasse-size cups of rich, authentic espresso. This espresso maker is compact, efficient and easy to use. If you want authentic espresso made at home, this espresso coffee maker delivers it. Primula’s distinctive design provides through and even heat distribution for enhanced flavor and aroma. The box contains easy step by step instructions to make the perfect cup of espresso the very first time. Simply fill the lower chamber with water, fill the filter with ground coffee, and place on medium heat atop your stove. A delicious, bubbling cup of espresso will fill your pot within minutes. Remove from heat and enjoy or add milk for tasty cappuccinos, lattes, and mochas. This durable cast aluminum espresso maker features a safety-release valve, a major factor in controlling the quality of your espresso. It controls the pressure with which the water is delivered to the coffee grounds. If it is too low, your espresso will be under-extracted, but if it’s too high, over-extraction occurs. Primula’s design allows you to make the perfect shot of espresso without worry as the safety release valve controls the pressure at a set, pre-determined level. This sturdy espresso machine is carefully crafted of strong, long-lasting aluminum and features a durable flip-top lid with a temperature resistant knob and handle that allows for easy, safe pouring.