Bialetti Moka

For Christmas I asked for and received a Bialetti Moka Coffee Pot. Check out the wikipedia page for a complete description.

It is a great little device which makes 3 shots of espresso on the stove top. It takes about three tablespoons of grounds and you fill the base with water. After about 2 minutes on the stove, the water boils and the steam pressure forces the water up through the grounds, up a stem and into the top of the pot. It takes about 20 seconds for all the water to run through the coffee once it boils. Then you just pour out your three shots of espresso.