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Object of Desire: Espresso for Two, Courtesy of a 1960s Design

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Object of Desire: Espresso for Two, Courtesy of a 1960s Design

January 4, 2024

In place of full-on dinner parties, I quite like the idea of inviting a friend over for coffee and cake—a warming way of passing the cold, dark days of winter. (A good alternative for dry January, too.)

Spotted recently, an unplugged and old-fashioned percolator, for when espresso for two is in order.

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Above: The Gemini Express Induction Espresso Maker has been around since the 1960s. It’s made in Italy of stainless steel and aluminum; to use, add water and espresso grounds to the bottom container and set atop the stove. (Good news: It works on induction cooktops.) It’s $54 from Nickey Kehoe.
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Above: Brew a solo cup or enough for two.
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Above: The Gemini Express is also available in blue.

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Small Kitchen Appliances

Gemini Express

$54.00 USD from Nickey Kehoe

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