Primula’s Aluminum Stovetop Espresso Coffee Maker delivers 12 demitasse-size cups of rich, authentic espresso. This 12 cup espresso maker is compact, efficient and easy to use. If you want authentic espresso made at home, this espresso coffee maker delivers. 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.