The Ossidiana espresso coffee maker is truly a work of art. Not just because it looks like a combination of futuristic design and a traditional coffee pot, but also because it make excellent espresso. Designed by Mario Trimarchi for Alessi, it is his expression of future and past crafted from aluminum casting with black, thermoplastic resin for the handle and knob. It is a stovetop espresso maker and will make one, three or six demitasse cups. Step-by-step instructions are included with this moka pot of true European tradition.