Thanks for your question, Casper. The K-Cafe coffee maker does not use pressure to brew the K-Cup pods, which is required to brew true espresso. It brews the K-Cup pods the way any other Keurig brewer brews them, but there is an option to brew a 2oz, concentrated shot with the K-Cafe that resembles the flavor and roast of a classic espresso beverages. With Espresso Roast Keurig K-Cup® pods and a K-Cafe coffee maker, you can make the crave-worthy specialty coffee drinks you love in three simple steps – just Brew, Froth, and Enjoy!!