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Espresso Without the Machine


Article by Kate Baxendale

Photography by Stock Images + Provided

How to Make Espresso without an Espresso Machine was originally published on

If you love strong coffee, you're probably well-versed in sipping espresso from your favorite coffee shop. But did you know that you can make your own—without the fancy espresso machine? Roasty Coffee demonstrates three different methods to make espresso right in your kitchen.

If you’re an espresso lover, you know this powerful brew tastes great just about anywhere, any time. The trouble is, it’s all too easy to find yourself in situations—relaxing at home, during a trip to the dentist, or in the middle of your hang gliding lesson—where don’t have access to an espresso maker available.

We can’t really help with the dentist or the hang gliding. (And really, is caffeine what you need before you sit in that sadist’s dentist’s chair?) But if you’ve got a hankerin’ for espresso at home and don’t want to take out a second mortgage in order to buy a gleaming wonder from far-off Torino, you’ll be happy to know you can learn how to make espresso without an espresso machine.

Whichever method you choose—AeroPress, Moka pot, or French press—you’ll be ready to caffeinate without breaking the bank.

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