With kitchen counter space at a premium, I do not keep my La Pavoni lever action espresso maker out. Also, it takes a while to get going.
That's why I settled on the Staresso as a great way to enjoy a quick shot that is of good quality.
While I enjoy the Staresso, I do not use it every day, especially in the morning when my moka pot makes enough for two people and a little bit more.
Granted, a moka pot it isn’t true espresso, but close.
The new model Staresso with a slightly larger capacity and more convenient setup is now out. Again, it really works! Check it out on Amazon.