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  • Fill bottom with water, insert filter with ground coffee, screw on top, and add milk
  • For use on gas-, electric-, or ceramic stoves; special pressure valve for perfect froth
  • Measures 7-1/4 inches wide (including handle) by 7-1/2 inches tall
  • Stovetop cappuccino maker makes up to two 4-ounce cups of cappuccino or latte
  • Polished Aluminum
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Color: Polished Aluminum

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Mukka Cappuccino Express 2 Cup Bialetti has done it again. With the invention of the Mukka Express, now it is possible to brew barista quality cappuccinos and lattes right on the stove top. The first of its kind Mukka Express has already been met with wild enthusiasm in Italy, and now available in the American marketplace. While the funtion of the Mukka Express employs the tradition of stovetop brewing, the top portion of the pot is filled with milk so that as the expresso enters the top chamber, it mixes with the steamed milk and within minutes 2 cups of cappuccino are brewed and ready to serve.

With most espresso makers, you have to steam the milk in a separate pitcher immediately after your espresso is brewed. Not so with the revolutionary new Mukka Express, made in Italy by the ever-popular Bialetti. This stovetop espresso maker produces two cups (7-1/2 ounces) of frothy cappuccino by brewing the espresso and steaming the milk into the same container. All you have to do is add the ingredients-water, ground coffee, and milk-and place the Mukka on a stovetop burner. Push in the central button to activate the frother. If you prefer steamed rather than frothy milk, in other words, a latte rather than a cappuccino, leave the button up. When it's done, pour the milky coffee into two cups or mugs, and enjoy.

Bialetti makes the Mukka Express in three different looks: polished aluminum top and base; polished aluminum top with black-painted base; and the whimsically painted cow-pattern top with black base. All are made of sturdy aluminum with a heat-free handle. The pressure valve turns to remove for cleaning, then locks back into place. To use, fill the base with water to the indicator line; fill the stainless-steel basket with espresso-grind coffee; screw the base and top tightly together, and pour milk into the top. The Mukka is suitable for any gas, electric, or ceramic burner that's as close in size as possible to the base. Keep the heat low to medium. The button pops up when it's done (and you'll hear the frothing noise). Rinse all parts after use under running water. --Ann Bieri

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Color:Polished Aluminum

Technical Details

Brand Name Bialetti
Item Weight 2.5 pounds
Product Dimensions 8.6 x 7 x 5.2 inches
Item model number EM020001
Color Polished Aluminum
Material Type aluminum
Size 2 Cup
Manufacturer Part Number 06990

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3.9 out of 5 stars 442 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #127,128 in Office Products (See top 100)
#168 in Home & Kitchen > Kitchen & Dining > Coffee, Tea & Espresso > Stovetop Espresso Pots
Shipping Weight 2.9 pounds
Date First Available July 15, 2005

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Color: Polished Aluminum
I was really excited to get this new product and I tried it right way. The first time I used it, I put the flame on too high and not only did I get milk everywhere (which I should have known from heating up milk and cream when making bechemel sauce or yogurt, milk goes EVERYWHERE when overheated) but water leaked as well.

I can't tell how many times I've used it since (sometimes twice or three pots a day) and I haven't had a problem with it at all. My guests love it as well. If the flame is medium, it doesn't leak. As soon as I hear the milk or cream frothing, I take it off the stove and put it on the sink (just in case, but it hasn't overflowed over since that first time I used it).

It's superfast, and it's supereasy to clean. This little product is saving me lots of money because I no longer desire to buy Cappuccino from Starbucks.

My only complaint about this product is that it has a two-cup capacity. That would be a two-espresso-cup capacity. So if you buy this product don't think it will make 16oz. And keep the flame low-medium. And take it off the heat when the milk starts frothing :)
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Color: Polished Aluminum
ok, let's be honest, if your looking to spend less than $400 this is probably your best bet. Anything under that price is going to have it's idiosyncrasies (read "problems") But for the money this is a great buy, and if you take some time with it in the beginning you'll be happier in the end. And in the time that I have had mine here's what I learned.

First off - read the instructions!
- Throw away the first 3 - 5 cups (read "don't drink") think of this as seasoning your Mukka
- Use a coarse espresso grind, too fine and the water doesn't make it through and then it's leaking all over your stove.
- Don't pack-down (tamp) the grounds in the filter basket, see problem above.
- Don't fill the filter basket with grounds while it is sitting in the water reservoir, instead hold it in your hand over the sink to prevent getting grounds all over the seals. See problem above.
- Clean all the grounds off the seals. See problem above.
- Wet the seals with water before brewing. See problem above.
- Turn the heat down, adjust your gas so that the flame doesn't go past the edge of the mukka, this will improve your foam although I don't know the physics of it, it just seems to work better if the heat isn't too high.
- Use "cold" Whole milk, I have tried 2%, half and half, 1/2 2% and 1/2 half and half, and had the best foam with whole milk, but it isn't ever going to be "micro-foam" and it's not going to come out white, cause the coffee does the steaming.
- Let the Mukka steam the milk and then wait a minute leaving it on the heat till it steams again, I think that second boil is important for taste,and it makes the coffee good and hot.
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...and if you do it makes a great latte or cappucino. Follow the directions explicitly, or you could have a mess on your hands, as some other reviewers have reported. Now that I've had it a couple of months, it comes out perfectly (including lots of foam, if that's what you choose)99% of the time. When there is a problem (leaking, exploding, etc., as noted by others) it's because you haven't done something right. When instructions are followed, it works just great. Some things to particularly watch out for:

-Be certain the rubber seal is properly seated.

-Check to make sure you have properly screwed the two main parts together - correctly and securely.

-Observe fill line guidelines strictly - if you put in either too much water or milk, it will overflow.

There is nothing inherently wrong with the design - when I've had problems, it's been my error.

The instructions are clear and thorough - just don't be hasty or careless and you will love this item.
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Color: Polished Aluminum
I bought this little gem so that I could enjoy a quick cappuccino after dinner, and I'm 100% satisfied with it. It seems a few (several) people here have had issues using it, and 99.9% of the time, those errors are user-errors. That said, here's how I consistently get great cappuccinos with my Mukka Express...

1. Use the right grind. Most store-bought espresso grinds are too fine, as the Mukka explicitly states to use rough ground espresso. If you find that you have coffee dregs in the water tank after brewing, your grind it too fine.

2. I use a glass top stove, and the water measurement is 6 ounces. BE SURE TO GET THIS RIGHT!

3. Use medium-high heat. I set my cook top to 7.5, and my cappuccino is ready in just over 5 minutes.

4. Do NOT let any -- and I mean ANY -- coffee grinds remain on the basket or heater rim. The couple of times I have had seal issues, grinds were the problem. If you don't have a steady hand, just fill the coffee basket separately, then put it onto the heat tank.

5. I recommend using less milk than the directions indicate -- especially as you first get used to using the Mukka. Since I also like a stronger cup, I fill the milk to around 1/4-inch below the recommended line. Experiment with this, starting with FAR LESS, so that you avoid potential froth-overs. The temp you end up using will also impact the amount of froth, so play it safe to begin with and use less milk.

6. MAKE SURE THE PRESSURE VALVE IS LOCKED! The only way the pressure stem will fire off and leave the Mukka is if it's broken or not locked in place.

7. If you aren't getting much foam, your cook top temp is too low. If it's foaming out and you haven't overfilled with milk, your cook top temp is too high.

So, if you follow the steps, you should have no problems getting a great cappuccino. After a few tries, you'll find the right settings for your stove. ENJOY!
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