Rok Espresso Machine

As annoyingly smug as the baristas at specialty coffee shops can be, they're right about two things: coffee should taste like coffee, not milk and sugar, and manual makers brew a better cup.

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Espresso machines are expensive and require a lot of maintenance. That’s why Britain’s ROK, with its heavy steel hand pump, is such a brilliant brewer. The pump forces highly pressurized water through finely ground coffee, but it does so via muscle power, not damage-prone moving parts. It takes some practice to get the pressure right, but for the price, the ROK is the best coffeemaker on the planet.

Brand: ROK $135
From Outside Magazine, March 2013 Get the Latest Issue