The Bialetti Moka Express Stovetop Percolator is the little espresso maker that could! We grew up with this humble moka maker and its brothers and sisters have seen us through late nights with college papers and even longer hours with colicky babies. Gleaming, big, fancy, café-quality machines are great, but this old school, humble little model is priceless and keeps on giving year after year. Easy to use and easy to clean, it makes perfect shots with foamy crema; just like that without all the big guns. All it needs is really good espresso grounds that are super fine; anything coarse and it will rebel.
Price: $25 on Amazon