Like all modern Montegrappa regular series pens it comes in a simple white box,
with the typical grey inner box.
The brown, like the blue, is a deep, rich color with sparkles that set it off as the light changes.
It's a cartridge/converter pen with screw on cap (one full rotation on or off) and the end of the body is threaded for posting.
What sets this pen apart and keeps it in regular rotation is the nib, a Montegrappa broad nib
that I asked John to work into a full width Cursive Italic.
The Espressione is a large pen and yet so perfectly balanced, effortless to use over extended periods, beautiful and functional that it is one that gets far more pocket time than many of my pens.