The First Espresso Machines
The first espresso machines (espresso coffee makers) used steam pressure. Today many lower cost espresso machines are steam driven, and many steam-driven units attached to drip filter coffee makers for home use.
Espresso and Coffee Brewing Tips
For more espresso tips see our detailed coffee flavor profiles of gourmet coffee and instructions on preparing Espresso Drink Recipes. For step-by-step instructions see Pulling A Perfect Espresso Shot as well as How to make Lattes and Cappuccinos.
Tips for brewing the perfect cup of coffee can be found in our section on Coffee Brewing, and definitions of gourmet coffee terminology can be found in the Coffee and Espresso Glossary. Also feast your eyes on the World's Best History of Coffee.