Piamo creates a fresh cup of delicious espresso in 30 seconds. Making espresso with the Piamo involves four simple steps – add water to the water tank, insert an espresso pad or ground coffee, assemble the three parts together and place it in the microwave. When heated for 30 seconds the pressure in the water tank forces the water to filter through the coffee and down into the cup, creating a ready to drink espresso. A genius engineering solution protects the coffee grounds from burning and losing their aroma, a known issue with most espresso makers. The size and shape of the Piamo cup also resembles traditional espresso cups, serving users an authentic experience.