Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
I can vouch for the stovetops as well plus highly recommend https://www.graffeo.com dark roast coffee - a winning combination for any morning
It's not too late for a pot - if you don't mind staying up till 3am!
I've never tried that type of espresso maker, I had an espresso machine for a few years. Switched to a french press and it makes great strong coffee.
Um, espresso beans being roasted 5 times have some of the caffeine roasted out of them. So the coffee is less caffeinated than American (roasted 3 times) or French (roasted 4 times)
What is the point of coffee without all the caffeine...
Had two cups of espresso laced with Sambuca in Bologna, Italy a few years back. Caused severe palpitations and I almost went to the hospital.