Espresso Makers -
There are all kinds of espresso makers that produce all kinds of results at various price points. You could spend a couple grand or a few hundred dollars on a good machine. I generally don't recommend purchasing the cheapest appliance, because with appliances you typically get what you pay for. That being said, I came a across a flash sale on 1-Sale.com and they are featuring Cuisinart counter top appliances at deeply discounted prices. The Cuisinart brand is one of the better ones when it comes to quality and ease of use. The majority of the reviews for The Cuisinart 15-Bar Espresso Maker on Amazon (327 available) are mostly positive and is currently selling on Amazon for $155.99. The Flash Sale on 1-Sale.com is selling the machine for $90 with free shipping.
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By contrast to the semi-automatic machine above, Rodale's has a beautifully designed ROK Manual Espresso Press. It doesn't actually use electricity in the award winning design. As I am a sucker for really well designed products, I wanted to share this on as an alternative to the traditional espresso machine. This link shows a great video of the machine and how to use it - Rodale's Manual Espresso Press video
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Corvus Coffee on S. Broadway, is one of my favorite coffee roasters in the Denver area, not to mention they also have great baristas who are talented at their craft. They also have an espresso mailing club, where with membership, they will send their choice beans every month.
Scoutmob Shoppe also is a great resource for tracking down artisan beans from independant makers. The Dapper & Wise Roasters are a good example of some of the artisan beans available.
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Demitasse -Espresso Cup
Demitasse is the fancy way of saying espresso cup... Actually, I just like saying demitasse. I could probably post a 100 pictures of these cute cups, but I won't. Instead I will just post this one from Sur La Table. This Antique White cup and saucer, has vintage detailing and scalloped edges.
Antique White Espresso Cup and Saucer