A long shot for a long shot?
December 25, 2012 11:26 AM Subscribe
Can I use my espresso maker without a metal filter?
I have one of those old-school DiLonghi Caffe Trieste
coffee/espresso makers (actually my landlord's), and I wanted to make some espresso this morning. I've searched everywhere for the filter, but I guess the previous tenant lost or broke it. But I really, really want some espresso!
I have all the other parts, just not the little metal filter with holes. Is there any other substitute I can use? Tin foil with holes? a paper filter cut to size?
I realize this is a long shot (...hah), and I can't believe I'm wasting a question on it, but oh well. Is there a solution?