Keep afloat. Don’t drown. That’s what affogato translates to. Though it would be a good way to go, melting into a strong shot of espresso, chewing on a few candied salami bits. Enjoyed as a dessert or afternoon pick-me-up, affogato with candied Sopressata is transcendental either way. Where’s that ice cream scoop?
Put the salami and sugar in a medium nonstick skillet and set over medium-low heat. Stir and cook until the salami gets sticky and lightly browned and the sugar becomes syrupy, about 7 minutes.
Pour the water into the lower chamber of the espresso maker. Insert the funnel and fill it with the ground espresso (do not tamp). Tightly screw the upper part of the pot to the base. Place over a small burner (flame shouldn’t come up the sides) and bring to a boil. Once you hear a gurgling sound and the top pot is full of espresso, it’s done.
Add a scoop of gelato to each mug and pour a shot of espresso over top (1 ounce). Sprinkle with some candied salami.