Espresso Makers

Stovetop espresso makers are known colloquially as moka pots, after an early trademark. They are also known as a macchinetta, Italian for "little machine". They are also referred to as Spanish coffee makers, or cafeteras in Spanish.  Stovetop espresso makers are conveniently portable, since they require no electricity to use. This makes them great for tourists and hikers.  Commonly found in Italy, Spain and Portugal, stovetop espresso makers produce a rich dark coffee but lack the pressure to produce the foam topping, known as a crema.