Video: Italy's Morning Ritual

How to make at-home espresso

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When I was in Italy this summer I discovered the creamy goodness of espresso con panna. Turns out, the elixir is easy to make. All you need is five minutes, a Bialetti Moka Express, espresso, water, cream, and a willingness to transport yourself to a bar in Rome. 

High on caffeine and the simplicity of the morning ritual, I purchased the iconic, 1933-developed espresso maker while there so I could re-live la dolce vita at home. 

A good caffé is just a gurgle away. Here's how: