We're not entirely sure why manual espresso presses like this appeal to us so much, but one theory is that, as cyclists, we have grown to appreciate the interface between human-provided power and efficient machines. The ROK Manual Espresso Maker operates along the same lines, and the result tastes a lot better than the espresso-flavored gel packs we've all choked down in the past. Espresso is a simple beverage, so it's appropriate that the Manual Espresso Maker is an elegantly simplified mechanism with an equally simple aluminum construction. The instructions are as uncluttered and perfect as a game of ROK/paper/scissors: boil water, grind beans, press. Like mounting and dismounting in 'cross, this simple process can actually take some time to master, so don't be afraid to spend a weekend morning cranking out espresso before cranking out those winter base miles. Four rubber feet on the base keep it stable during operation. The ROK Manual Espresso Maker includes a storage tin, portafilter, tamp spoon, splitter, and milk frother for making cappuccino and lattes when you're feeling adventurous.
Dimensions: box 33.5 x 26 x 35.5 cm, ROK Manual Espresso Maker 22 x 13 x 29 cm, storage tin 27 x 20 x 31 cm
Recommended Use: making espresso
Manufacturer Warranty: metal parts 10 years