I have enjoyed a long- term monogamous relationship with the classic stovetop Bialetti, which is fabulously dependable. Here’s a roundup of our favorite stovetop espresso makers; all are made from stainless steel and have a six-cup capacity unless otherwise noted. No surprise, they are mostly Italian.
For more coffee accoutrements see our posts:
- 10 Easy Pieces: Coffee Grinders
- Trend Alert: 10 Artful Coffee Drippers
- 10 Easy Pieces: Glass Coffee Pour Overs
- 5 Favorites: Siphon Coffee Brewers for the Cognoscenti
N.B.: This post was originally published in January 2013. We have updated it with new product selections and current pricing.