This Aluminum Stovetop Espresso Coffee Maker quickly produces three demitasse-size cups of rich, authentic espresso. Stovetop espresso makers are popular because you can make quality espresso without the hassle of electric espresso machines. These 3 cup espresso makers take up very little counter space, are easy to use, and deliver a fantastic cup of fresh, aromatic espresso. Primula’s distinctive design provides through and even heat distribution for enhanced flavor and aroma. Included in each box are 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. Within minutes, 3 delicious bubbling cups of espresso will fill your pot. Remove from heat and enjoy or add milk for tasty lattes, cappuccinos and mochas. This heavy weight 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 3 perfect cups of espresso in one pot 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.