Bialetti Moka Express 3-cup Espresso Maker


The Bialetti Moka Express 3-cup Espresso Maker is one of the most recognizable and cherished espresso makers. In Italy, the First Moka pot was developed by Alfonso Bialetti in 1933. The classic eight sided design is a unique shape made by Bialetti, also ” The little man with the mustache” is on all authentic Bialetti Moka Express Espresso Makers. This espresso maker produces an excellent cup of espresso, because it is brewed slowly, the flavor is smooth and delicious.

The distinctive aluminum pot works with the heat from a stove top, by creating pressure that forces the water through very finely ground coffee, and empties into the serving chamber. The handle and knob on the espresso maker is made with a cool-touch plastic, which will not overheat, and will be able to be removed from the stove top without risk of injury. The espresso maker produces a very aromatic cup of espresso in minutes.

The reviews for the Bialetti Moka Express Espresso Maker are quite outstanding. With ease of cleaning, quick brewing and great tasting coffee, it is easy to see why so many recommend the espresso maker to friends and family. The espresso maker is so good, the only complaint is that the water resevoir is small, but this only leaves the taste of wanting more, of an excellent cup of Italian espresso. The Bialetti espresso maker is preferred by most, even over the higher priced automatic espresso machines.

There are several other aluminum, stainless and porcelain espresso makers available, which are stove top models. They have quick brewing times, with some models being priced higher than the Bialetti espresso maker. In the less expensive aluminum models, the main issue seems to be that the aluminum often pits and corrodes over time. The stainless models do not seem to provide the best conduction of heat, but are dishwasher safe. The porcelain espresso makers work well in making the good cup of espresso, but the porcelain upper body can easily chip or crack.

These espresso makers, including the Bialetti moka express have a characteristic of an Old World Style, which is unique. They are perfect for daily use at home, but small enough for travel. This is a wonderful way to enjoy the true taste of Italy, in a perfect cup of espresso.

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