Silver 6-c. Moka Express Stovetop Espresso Maker by Bialetti
This stovetop moka express is used for making rich, authentic espresso. Made of aluminum, its distinctive 8-sided shape diffuses heat perfectly, releasing a wonderful aroma. Bialetti is the world's m...; See complete description »
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Bialetti is the world's most recognized coffee company - in fact, 90 percent of families in Italy own a Bialetti product. Its quality and authenticity have expanded from the original Moka Express to dozens of coffee makers used for producing flavorful Italian coffees.
Pour water in the boiler. Insert the funnel-shaped metal filter into the base. Add finely ground coffee to the filter. Screw the upper section tightly on the base. Place the pot on a heat source until the water is brought close to boiling point creating steam in the boiler. A gasket ensures a tightly closed unit and allows for pressure to safely build up in the lower section, where a safety valve provides a necessary release in case this pressure should get too high (with clean filters, that should not happen).
The steam eventually reaches a high enough pressure to gradually force the surrounding boiling water up the funnel through the coffee powder and into the upper chamber where the coffee is collected. When the lower chamber is almost empty, steam bubbles mix with the upstreaming water, producing a characteristic gurgling noise.
As with percolators, the pot should not be left on the stove so long that the coffee boils. Ideally, with a little practice, it should be removed from the heat before it actually starts gurgling--usually, when only about half of the top chamber has been filled.
Good product, but wait/hurry process
Cute and small espresso maker, easy to prepare espresso. But it takes some waiting time - up to 10 minutes depending on how hot you set your stovetop - and after the waiting, then comes the hurrying period when the second it stops dripping you have to quickly get it in your cup before it gets a bitter taste from sitting in the hot machine. I was wondering why it tasted bitter and asked a barista at Starbucks who told me I wasn't getting it out fast enough - I have about 20 seconds! So if you have kids or a telephone or other distractions, get ready for bitter, haha. Also when you wash it, you must towel dry it or it shows every water spot. Good price, just ok product.35 of 63 users found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? Yes | No Report Violation »
Espresso maker delightful ...
This is a really neat maker. cost is very low; it makes 4 oz quickly... and the taste is just great. I ordered replacement parts for the parts that wear out... For a simple espresso for two, it's perfect.34 of 57 users found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? Yes | No Report Violation »
Dama Stovetop Espresso Maker
I love my espresso maker! AND it was a fraction of price at Williams-Sonoma. Thanks again to Starbucks for making coffee easier!32 of 56 users found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? Yes | No Report Violation »
Great Little Espresso Maker
I have followed the advice of other users: make sure it is tight, don't clean in dishwasher, and use medium temp. The results: I love it. works great and makes great espresso. Highly recommend it!31 of 49 users found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? Yes | No Report Violation »
Great little product
Works great easy to use. Does what it is made for no issue. Very happy with it.29 of 50 users found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? Yes | No Report Violation »