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Bialetti Moka Express StoveTop Coffee maker, 3-Cup, Aluminum Silver
|Model Name||Moka Express|
|Item Weight||1.05 Pounds|
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- Makes 4.4 ounces of Mocha Coffee – enough for 2 espresso cups with a little left over
- Mocha coffee is a strong, rich, and velvety brew
- Takes less than 5 minutes to brew on your stovetop
- High quality polished aluminum in the classic Balletto octagon shape. Not suitable for use on induction
- Patented safety valve; Easy to clean and disassemble
- Designed and Made in Italy, 2 Year
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Love your coffee, brew like an Italian
Brew like the Italians brew. Bialetti’s Ground Moka Coffee is the only recommended coffee for your Moka Express. Bialetti’s coffee has been exclusively ground to extract the best possible flavors during the Moka brewing process. Grind size is very important for all types of brewing. The size can affect how your coffee tastes when brewed by different methods. When brewing with your Moka too fine of a grind can cause your Moka pot to clog during brewing. Too coarse, and you get tasteless, weak coffee. Complement your Italian Moka Express with Italian Ground Moka Coffee from Bialetti.
Steps for Use:
Fill the lower chamber with cold water just below the valve.
Insert the funnel and fill it with ground coffee (do not tamp). Remove any coffee grounds on the edge of the funnel. Tightly screw the upper part of the pot on to the base. Avoid using handle for leverage.
Select burner size to fit bottom of the Moka. For gas stovetop, make sure the flame is not larger than bottom of the Moka. The flame should not come around the sides of the pot. Heat until the water boils and coffee begins to come out of the center post. There will be a gurgling sound during this process.
When the top of the pot is full of coffee, remove from stove. Before pouring coffee, stir it in the upper chamber with a small spoon to equalize all the different coffee layers for optimum flavor.
|Dark Roast - Napoli||Light Roast - Milano||Mini Moka Express||Red Moka Color 6 Cup||Cold Brew Maker|
|1.||8.8 oz of a 70% Robusta and 30% arabica blend||8.8 oz of 100% Arabic coffee||Stove Top Use||Stove Top Use||Coffee brewed cold for 18-24 hours|
|2.||Dark Roasted in Italy||Lightly roasted in Italy||Pours two espresso shots||6-Cup Moka Design - 9.2 oz of brewed coffee||65% less acidic coffee|
|3.||Full body; with a bitter cocoa aroma||Delicate body; with flower and dried fruit aroma||Brews right into your espresso cups||Brews in 5 minutes||Use concentrate for hot or iced coffee|
Use Bialetti's Moka ground coffee for best results. Coffee that is ground too fine can clog your Moka pot and ground too coarse will make tasteless, pale coffee.
Heat may be too high if pot produces coffee with a burnt like taste. Try lowering the heat on your next batch. It may take some trial and error.
Do not let flames on stove top extend over the sides of the Moka.
Stir the upper chamber with a spoon after coffee is done brewing.
For best tasting results always use filtered water.
- Wash by hand with warm water
- Dry thoroughly with a towel
- Do not reassemble until all parts are completely dry
- Do not use is the dishwasher
- Do not use and abrasive products to clean the Moka
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UPDATE: I found one more reason why I believe this is fake. The “made in Italy” text is a different text from the one shown in the box. The font shown in print is a lot thinner and more sophisticated looking than the one printed on the actual product.
"We looked at it under 10-30x magnification and the whole inside is covered with corrosion pits - little crevices, holes, and fissures that will hold onto bacteria. I would advise you not to use this again...There is a stainless steel stud and nut going right through the side of the little aluminum carafe, so that is a classic set up for what is called galvanic corrosion."
I am disappointed that this happened, because the coffee that it made was actually quite good when brewed correctly. I will not purchase another unless I am able to inspect it myself before purchase (for example going to a store to look; I will not purchase this online).
Regarding function, when compared to others I have owned. The handle is sturdier, this was the reason for replacing my older one which had the handle break off. The handle on this model is longer towards the body and made of a different composite. My old one lasted about 2-years and the handle just fell off one morning while preparing coffee. Just glad it wasn't full of hot coffee!
The pour is smooth, no slow pouring off an inferior molded lip. Since I drink 3-shots every morning, I don't want to sit and pour slowly like I am filling demitasse cups. My older one's pour spout looked exactly the same, but if you pour too fast it would run down the side.
No leaking on back hinge. Older generic one leaked on the back once the coffee boiled up. This one does not and the lid actually has a "snap" like closure when pushed down. Not loose, a very secure lid.
The weight of this one is a bit less than my older non-Bialetti, but it is still just as durable. My older one would leave about 1oz or more of water in the base after each brew, and this caused pitting/buildup even though I used filtered water. The Bialetti probably has about 1/4oz of water left in the bottom, meaning more is being pushed up into the basket. Regarding the basket, one of my pots baskets were so thin it actually bent when tamping out the grounds! The Bialetti basket it stamped "made in Italy" and very sturdy. Nice to see Country pride!
Overall - after having several stainless and generic (similar in style) pots, I like the fact that Bialetti sells parts. Replacement gaskets and handles are available on Amazon and direct from Bialetti, allowing me to repair the pot instead of replacing it. The gasket is the biggest bonus, as most gaskets don't last over two years and finding an exact match for a generic pot was impossible.
Coffee - I find Lavazza, Bustello and La Llave to be good in these pots. When you first get your pot just run a couple pots through of any generic coffee - don't' wash the pot! This allows it to get cleaned via boiling coffee and "seasons" the pot. Never wash the inside of the pot, seasoning helps to obtain the best possible cup.
Brew - When you are ready to make your first pot fill the water to the line, which is just below the pressure purge valve. Bottled or filtered water is best. Then fill the coffee basket with grounds, don't pack them in, just heap it on top then use the straight edge of a spoon or scoop to level off the top. Then tap the basket bottom on the counter twice to get the grounds to settle. Do not tamp the grounds as you would do in an espresso machine!!! Drop the basket into the base, screw the top on until it's a bit over snug, then place on heat. I brew mine on the lowest heat possible, it will eventually boil due to the confined environment and I don't have to worry about a poor cup. If you heat it with high heat, the water will boil too fast and cause a rush through the grounds leading to a weaker cup or a "burnt" taste as the water was too hot. Moka pots take time to brew, but well worth the wait.
Some people are complaining about the aluminum discoloring and a metal aftertaste. I have no such issues. I initially seasoned it by making 3 throwaway pots. I never leave coffee sitting in it for long. I thoroughly rinse it with hot water and a non abrasive cloth (never using soap) and leave it on the rack to dry. To prevent mold, I don't seal it up until its fully dry. Its still shiny and nice looking.
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"If the pot blew up there had to be a clog somewhere because the coffee brews up to the top only. So if the filter plate got clogged and it couldn’t go anywhere that may be why. Do you clean and remove all parts? Hold the filter plate up to the light when checking for any clogged holes? The gasket and filter should be removed after a few brews to clean and under the filter up into the tube. Both pots are over the warranty so if you never changed the parts it can wear. "
But I had cleaned it several times and replaced the rubber gaskets. The problem is that when the weakest point becomes the worn threads then that is where it blows BEFORE the coffee brews up through the filter plate. They are correct that it is no longer under warranty, but it's a product that ended up having less than a 2 year life. That's not acceptable to me.
UPDATE May 20 2019: This Bialetti has started to develop the same problem as my previous one. After under two years of constant daily use, the metal threads have started to become sloppy. Twice in the last week I have a situation where it 'pops' on the stove when starting to express coffee as it jumps up a thread ring .... the initial behavior before it goes into full explosion mode. I've cleaned it and replaced the rings. I'm a reasonably strong adult male so I know I'm tightening it properly. It appears these have a very flawed design. This now retires after less than two year use.
I bought this to replace a 3 cup Bialetti that I purchased about 15 years ago. The metal threading on the old one became so worn it exploded twice on the stove. Yes! This happens! This one is OK, it seals well enough. I find all of these Bialetti's will leak slightly initially, or when you change the rubber gasket, but after a few uses they seal up really well.
The one big difference is with the size. My old 3 cup was noticeably larger - and yes it was a 3 cup. This even uses the exact same size 3 cup rubber gaskets. The filter basket of the old one fits the diameter of this exactly, except the stem is longer, because the size of the old reservoir was taller (larger).
If you've owned one of the older 3 cup ones I'd probably recommend going a size up and getting a 4 cup. They look to be closer in size to the old 3 cup
Extremely delighted with my purchase and the service provided by Coffee Workz. Goes really well with Lavazza coffee. This moka pot will never disappoint you!
One thing to keep in mind is that I have to tighten it with all my strength in order to get a tight seal. Otherwise it leaks pressure the coffee stream sputters and isnt smith. It requires a lot of force, which is okay, but it's just not so pleasant to exert myself early in the morning. I thought I had a defective moka pot so I returned it and bought another one and it behaves exactly the same.
Personally I don't like moka pot coffee. After using it for a few months I find I very much prefer French press.
Turn the burner on to the 5 3/4 setting, set the timer for 7 minutes, and meanwhile, get the toast readied.
Around 6 minutes or so, the coffee flows; I wait until it stops, then lift the Moka pot off the burner and place it on a cool side of the stove. Meanwhile, the during the last few minutes of the brewing, I have 6 oz. of 1 % milk in the handled glass bodum frother heating on the highest setting for one minute in the microwave (just above the 3/4 mark on the Bodum frother).
Pour the hot coffee nectar into the drinking cup; then froth the 1% hot milk with a half dozen pumps or so and now pour it on top of the smooth coffee. Make designs or just pour all of the bubbly foam to top above the cup.
So easy to clean the maker’s parts! I rinse the base, filter and octagonal carafe with fairly hot water (no soap needed) – stream under the faucet from top side up and then bottom side up – and usually use a cloth to wipe occasional parts) and then after wiping dry the three parts off with a paper or cloth towel set the pot in a cupboard.
Works like a darn! No metallic taste, - great sweet latte - no sugar/honey/syrup added. Pot still looks basically like new; but has no residual rancid oils giving off that bitter taste. No worry about aluminum migration; government empirical tests indicate this, plus my 95 and 100 year old parents used aluminum pots all their lives, including aluminum tea and drip coffee pots.
This espresso pot works wonders while camping too. Who does want a hot Americano while out in the bush?
Wonderful product, I would recommend this to anyone!
Also for consistently excellent coffee, regular washing after each brew is ideal!
Es importante un BUEN CAFE para que disfrutes está máquina. Sabor intenso mínimo 2.5 veces mejora de sabor vs. Maquina a presión. Recomendable y el precio que tiene es el mejor