la napoletana

/lah nah-poh-leh-TAH-nah/

A type of espresso coffee maker consisting of a pot which can be unscrewed in the middle, revealing a third part in the middle. The bottom is filled with water, the middle with finely ground coffee and the whole screwed back together in. Placed on a flame, the water boils, is forced up through the ground coffee and arrives in the top part of the pot as a serious blast of caffeine. Watch out, if using one, as the handle can get fantastically hot.