Make a fancy coffee house beverage from your own home. No special equipment required. I learned to make my own coffee house espresso beverages at home and save money. I use a french press (also known as a plunger pot or "Bodum" pot) to brew the coffee. It is the next best brew to Espresso. You can also of course use an espresso machine if you have one, or use strong freshly brewed coffee (preferably double strength at least). The lower-end espresso machines are really not worth the money, they don't work that well. I have one and use the french press instead!