This is not the espresso machine we always see. My first impression was, BONG. Very curious about how it works, I looked all over the place to see what's the magic behind this coffee machine. Looks pretty old school though. It was invented in the 18hundreds but a japanese coffee company decided to redo this history piece into the age of brewed coffee. I heard there's a coffee place around pj that does this. I can't wait to get there and have a mug. I'm a caffeine junkie.