A Bialetti Moka Express is more than just a stove-top espresso maker, it is a connection to a culture.
The original stove top espresso was invented by Luigi De Ponti,, or alongside Alfonso Bialetti. Either way Bialetti acquired the patent of the Moka Express coffeemaker. Designed in 1933, the coffee pot has been a style icon since the 1950s. Now this pot is the source of nostalgia and affection for many coffee lovers the world over and is an essential and fashionable part of almost every coffee lovers kitchen. While many variations of the Moka have been developed, the Moka Express is a time-honoured classic.
Bialetti Moka Express
A simply coffee maker that require a heat source, so great coffee and a little bit of setup. Still a great way to make coffee today. The Moka Express comes in various sizes. Each is rated per cup, which is typically around 40g of coffee. So a 1 cup makes 40g of coffee, 2 cup 80g etc.
While there is a full range available we only offer the 2, 4 and 6 cup, as they are the most practical. Our favourite is the 4 cup.
How to use
Our recommended method to use the Moka Express is:
- Unscrew the pot and remove the coffee filter.
- Add a little warm water (about 60°C) into the base of the pot, until the water level is just below the gasket.
- Make sure you grind your coffee fresh. The grind level, to start with, is like course sand.
- Add the coffee grinds to the coffee fitler, scraping off the top, making it level.
- Insert the coffee filter into the pot and then screw the top on.
- Place pot on the stove and set the stove to medium-low flame.
- After 2-3 minutes, you will hear a bubbling noise, turn off the stove.
- Once the coffee has settled, pour slowly into your espresso cup.
- Things you can play with:
- Grind size, remember more course is more falvour, finer more body.
- Temperature of the starting water.
- Adding hot water to your cup before you pour the coffee