Espresso Maker: Bialetti Moka Express

$254 star

Reasonable Home Barista Ivana, a good friend of mine, loves her Bialetti Moka Express:

Let me recommend one of the most reasonable items I have ever purchased. I’ve been using this simple stovetop espresso maker (”macchinetta“) for over a decade, and found it easy to use, and, well, handsome. It costs a fraction of those overly large, elaborate electric ones, and you can take it camping with you (camping percolators are too large and make horrible coffee). This “6 cup” makes 12 oz. They come in a myriad of sizes, but I’ve found the 6 cup to be right for one to three people.

A CoffeeGeek says “As long as your expectations are reasonable, this product doesn’t really have any negative points.” Some cranks scare themselves silly because it’s made out of aluminium, but I can’t find any substantive negative opinions of this product on the web. I do believe this product is very reasonable.

One Response to “Espresso Maker: Bialetti Moka Express”

  1. on 08 Dec 2008 at 12:30 amSean

    You can get a clone of the Bialetti (4-cup stovetop espresso) at Ikea for $20. Works exactly the same as a Moka Express. Totally reasonable output. Experimenting with grind and bean type is very rewarding and can result in a great and predictable cup of Caffè.

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