With the Icona Vintage ECOV311.GR Green, you can use the included filters to make 1 or 2 cups of coffee at the same time. The machine is also suitable for special coffee pods (ESE servings) with which you can easily make a cup of coffee. That's useful for when you want to have a quick cup of coffee in the morning before you go to work. With the steam pipe, you froth milk for a cappuccino or latte macchiato. Preheat your cups on the warming plate on top of the machine, or use the hot water function to quickly warm up your cup with hot water. This way, the coffee doesn't cool off immediately when it's poured into your cup. This espresso machine has a stainless steel casing and is more durable than a plastic machine as a result.Tip: don't forget to buy a separate coffee grinder for making coffee with freshly-ground beans.