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Bialetti Moka Express Stovetop Espresso Coffee Maker

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Regular Price: $29.99

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The Bialetti Moka Express Stovetop Espresso Maker produces rich, authentic espresso in just minutes. The Moka Express features an aluminum pot crafted using Bialetti's distinctive eight-sided shape, which allows it to diffuse heat and enhance the aroma of your coffee.
Bialetti Moka Expresso Stovetop Espresso Coffee Maker

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The Bialetti Moka Express Stovetop Espresso Maker produces rich, authentic espresso in just minutes. The Moka Express features an aluminum pot crafted using Bialetti's distinctive eight-sided shape, which allows it to diffuse heat and enhance the aroma of your coffee. You'll love how simple the Moka Express is to use: Just fill the lower chamber with water and the filter with ground espresso, then place the pot on your stovetop until the water boils. This is the 6 cup model that creates approximately 9 ounces of delicious espresso to enjoy on its own, with additional water for an Americano, or with hot frothy milk to create a cappuccino or latte.

A Note About Coffee & Cups

Let us break it down for you: Although 8 ounces equals a cup in the baking world, a US cup of coffee is measured at 6 ounces and a European cup of coffee is measured at 4.25 ounces. This is why we sometimes list ounces to paint a more accurate picture of capacity.

Pros
  • Low Fuss - All you need is espresso grounds, water and heat.
Cons
  • Aluminum - Some people may not like that it's made of aluminum.
  • Not Traditional Espresso - Because the espresso made from the Bialetti Moka Express Stovetop is steam-driven and not extracted under at least 9 BAR of pressure, it's not considered traditional espresso.
Ease of Use 3
Ease of Care and Maintenance 4
Overall Value for the Money 5
Manufacturer Bialetti
Width 4.25 inches
Depth 7.375 inches
Height 8.25 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 2.2000
Material Aluminum
Case Material Aluminum
Reservoir Size 12 oz
Max/Min Ounces per Pot 12 oz

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Bialetti Moka Express Stovetop Espresso Coffee Maker
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rjboot asked: Can this machine make less than 12 ounces? ie 6ounces? Apr 18, 2013
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Teri KStaff: The stovetop Moka pots are really designed to brew full capacity, as to create half volume your grounds would not sit against the top screen in the unit. For an alternative that handles half batches, the Ilsa is perfect. This stovetop has a reduction insert that allows you to use half the grounds and water for a half pot! It can be found at the link below:

http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/ilsa-express-espresso-stove-top
Apr 19, 2013
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Steven T: To answer your question 'can this machine make less than 12 ounces'. No
it is designed to use a full measure of water and a full measure of coffee.
Anything less (or more) gives sub-par results.
The water container (bottom) holds 11 ounces when filled to the line, after brewing approximately 1 oz. remains in the bottom, so you end up with
10 oz. of espresso. The end result is good, not as good as a $1000.00
machine will produce but quite drinkable, I use mine 2 or 3 times a week.
Apr 19, 2013
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Jay S: Yes. I've made as little as two ounces. Enjoy. Apr 19, 2013
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gary w: Of course just add only 6 oz water Apr 19, 2013
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A shopper asked: What's the capacity of this in cups? It isn't stated anywhere that I can find. Thanks! Dec 28, 2011
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Jon H: We bought the 6 cup, that is 6 "espresso cups" or 10oz as stated on the Bialetti web site . We usually get 2 short cups out of it but my wife adds milk so that is usually enough. If you want another cup of coffee you need to either wait for the unit to cool down or open it VERY carefully. (It is hot like putting a pan on the stove with no water in it). It makes great coffee but keep in mind that we bought it to leave in our trailor so we only use it when traveling because our "Miss Sylvia' is to big to take when we travel. I would buy one again as is simple and the most inexpensive way to make good espresso. Good luck. Dec 30, 2011
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Ineke C: The coffee pot makes about two cups of coffee. My son finds this the premium of premium coffee makers, I have a $1K Swiss coffee maker, which I also bought from Seattle Coffee Gear and my son prefers the Bialetti coffee maker for the stove top, he says the coffee is excellent and pairs it with Italian Lavazza ground coffee, also from Seattle Coffee gear.
It is like a stove top percolater/french press combo and very well made. Amazing it doesn't cost much at all!
Jan 27, 2012
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Audrey D: The capacity is 12 oz. Jan 3, 2012
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Patricia B asked: When I put the Bialetti into the dish washer, the outside luster went dull. What product or method is recommended for cleaning the outside? Aug 16, 2013
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Linda M: Patricia I have not put my Bialetti in the dishwasher. I just use a sponge with slight abrasive to clean the inside and wipe down the outside with a dry cloth. The luster has not dulled and it makes excellent coffee on my gas top range. Aug 20, 2013
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gary w: White vinegar Aug 20, 2013
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DeAngelo C asked: What is the best grinder that is under 100 dollars for this Moka Pot? I feel like a hario grinder would be good. Feb 19, 2014
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Teri KStaff: Yes, you can certainly use a Hario hand grinder for your Moka pot with successful results. I would recommend either the Hario Mini Mill or the Skerton or the Capresso Infinity grinder as suitable options.

http://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/capresso-infinity-conical-burr-grinder
Feb 20, 2014
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DeAngelo C asked: I heard something about this being able to froth milk in the video about stovetop coffee makers. Can it really froth milk? Feb 5, 2014
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Teri KStaff: There was another version of a stove top called the Mukka that offered stovetop espresso and milk heating in one vessel. This Moka, though, is not meant to froth or heat milk in any way, and we no longer offer the Mukka, unfortunately. Feb 6, 2014
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A shopper asked: How many onces is this, and do you have one that is close to 16 oz? Apr 7, 2012
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Kaylie KStaff: In general, Bialetti stovetop espresso makers tend to equal about 2 ounces per cup. So, the Bialetti Moka makes roughly 12 ounces. Apr 9, 2012
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Robert H asked: I have 4 Bialettis. How can I clean years of coffee brewing residue off the insides of the two sections? Is it safe to use such professional coffee maker cleaning products as Cafiza or Puro? Oct 30, 2013
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Alexis A: Most users leave the years of coffee residue on these pots. Think of it as "seasoning" the coffee pot similar concept to seasoning a cast iron pan. Nov 10, 2013
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Robert H: Thanks, but I met and befriended a woman who once worked for Stumptown and is now a consultant on designing premium coffee emporia, and she commented that it's easy to consider the residue as seasoning, but coffee tastes better coming from clean preparation devices be they Bialettis or espresso makers. So I'll try Cafiza or Puro. Nov 10, 2013
Dean R: I don't see why not. Soak and clean with something soft, sponge?
I believe the Bialetti is chrome plated so I wouldn't get too agressive.
Oct 31, 2013
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Warranty Information for the Bialetti Moka Express Stovetop

What it Covers:

Bialetti stovetop coffee makers

Length: 1 Year
Who Supports the Warranty: Bialetti USA
Warranty Contact Information: 800-421-6290
Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? No

Caring for the Bialetti Moka Espress Stovetop

  • Rinse with soap and warm water after every use.

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I recently purchased a 3 cup Bialetti Moka Express and am delighted with it. The directions are clear and it brews an outstanding cup of coffee. No quite espresso, but far superior to any of the previous pour over methods I used which included a Melitta plastic cone and a Chemex. I can't imagine anyone not being extremely pleased with it.

(Posted on 1/26/14)

excellent

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5 super simple steps: 1) take apart, 2) fill bottom piece with water to the line, 3) fill filter with coffee, 4) screw on the top, 5) heat on stove until the boiling sound stops.

(Posted on 12/6/13)

my favorite new coffee tool!

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I love this stove top espresso maker. While it may not be the perfect espresso you would order in a cafe in the morning in Europe... it is pretty close to it. The smells fill up my kitchen, reaching upstairs and waking my 8 year old who jumps out of bed when she smells it. I buy the coffee at Costco, and have it ground right there at the store, then come home to use this little gadget, and it is the least expensive route for a fresh espresso daily.

You won't regret purchasing one!

(Posted on 2/8/13)

Espresso on the Road

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I love my espresso and want it everyday. It can be difficult to find an espresso at some destinations. Sometimes your electricity can go out. This product is the boss in those situations (if you have a gas stove). It is easy to use, small and light enough to pack. You may have to grind your beans first and an outside heat source is required. But it is a great plan "B"

Pros:
Portable, Durable, Brews Quickly, Travel, Easy To Use, Espresso, Easy To Clean, Stylish

Cons:
Needs Heat Source

(Posted on 2/5/12)

This thing is pretty cool!

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This is a really neat machine! It is not going to give you the best shot in the world, but it is surprisingly decent! I got mine for Christmas 2011 and it is a 6 cup pot!

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Easy To Use

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(Posted on 12/29/11)

You can never go wrong with the classics

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It's foolproof,dependable,charming, and makes the kitchen smell wonderful. It does what it does,it does it well and it does it well every time. It's a classic thing. It's like the Zippo Lighter, Levi's 501's or the Fender Telecaster of stove-top coffee makers. When your electricity goes out you can fire up the propane camp stove and this baby will crank out excellent coffee time and time again. No kitchen should be without one.

Pros:
Durable, Easy To Use, Easy To Clean

Cons:
Long Brew Time

(Posted on 9/9/11)

Not a machine, but does the trick.

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I bought the Bialetti Moka Pot when my machine finally gave up the ghost. I am saving for a Quickmill Anita, but in the meantime, needed an alternative. As I am solely an espresso drinker, the French Press doesn't do it for me. My wife like Cappucinos, but she gets along fine with the Moka espresso and some warmed milk. The quality of the brew is fine, but you simply can't get the quality of extraction as you would with a machine. Nonetheless, I am very happy with the Bialetti. I love the old school, analog charm of it and it will do just fine until Anita comes home.

Pros:
Easy To Clean, Stylish, Easy To Use

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(Posted on 12/8/10)

Size Matters

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Prior to buying this we bought a three cup from [...]. Unlike the [...] this one is very stable on our gas burners. Yet internal structure very similar. The one I bought from coffee people was a six, but I would encourage buying a three. Our [...] three cup brews stronger coffee. The bialetta is quality made of light fast heating material, so I would assume a smaller version is encourage.My husband uses it nearly everyday, but if I want to use it I have to wait 30 minutes to use it. We use it camping.

Pros:
Durable, Easy To Use, Stylish

Cons:
Hard To Clean

(Posted on 7/22/10)

Simplicity in itself. Great Espresso Mak

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Extremely easy to use. Makes just great espresso. The only thing I would change is the instruction sheet. Really small type, and hard to find the English version of the instructions.

Pros:
Easy To Clean, Durable, Easy To Use, Brews Quickly

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(Posted on 6/2/10)

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