By Andrew Liszewski
From what I’ve been told making a proper espresso takes time, the right beans and of course the proper hardware. JavaVoo however has developed a microwaveable alternative that can supposedly make an espresso or latte in only 2 minutes. The Micro-Brew Personal Barista comes in a cup sized package that actually pressure brews the drink while in the microwave.
The website is a bit vague on how it works save for a few graphics but from what I can tell you first remove a sealed tab on top of the cup which then allows you to remove a smaller, already filled water bottle. The water bottle is then inverted and placed on top of the cup where it locks into place with a tight seal. This is then placed in the microwave for 2 minutes and as the water boils and pressure increases it is forced through the coffee grounds into the now empty cup. When the 2 minutes are up just remove and discard the now empty water bottle and your beverage is ready. The packaging even includes cream and sugar making it completely self-contained except of course for the microwave part.