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Moka: The Closest Thing You'll Get to Espresso at Home for Under $50

Not everyone is a cold brew addict. That's fine. Espresso certainly has its place in my heart, but it's not the most conducive to at-home coffee connoisseurs--right? Wrong. The moka pot came to me a few years ago when I thought drip coffee or French press were pretty much the only options for my morning cuppa. I don't count Keurig because -- no. If you're looking for the boldness of an espresso, without spending money on an expensive machine, it's time to take a look at a moka pot.

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Heather Hoch is a music, food, and arts writer based in Tucson. She enjoys soup, scotch, Electric Light Orchestra, and walking her dog, Frodo.
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