For lovers of strong coffee with intense flavour there is not much that can beat a stovetop mocha maker. This simple design has been around little changed for decades. Cold water goes in the base and ground coffee in the central basket. When heated, the water is forced through the coffee at pressure, extracting the maximum flavour as it goes. The freshly made coffee then bubbles into the top half, ready for serving.
Bialetti are the household name in stovetop mocha makers, and have a reputation for the highest standards of safety, design and manufacture. All Bialetti stovetop coffee makers are fitted with a safety valve in the base.
The Bialetti Moka Express comes in a range of sizes from 1 to 18 cups, they are suitable for use on all hob types except induction. To safely use the smaller sizes on some gas hobs you may need a gas reducer ring.
The Approximate diameters of the base are: 1 Cup = 7cm, 3 Cup = 9cm, 6 Cup = 11cm, 9 Cup = 12cm, 12 Cup = 13cm, 18 Cup = 13.5cm
Replacements are available for the filter funnel and the filter mesh and rubber washer.
Stovetop mocha makers are sometimes known as espresso makers, though this is not technically correct, as they do not produce sufficient pressure to make a true espresso. Though strong, coffee from a mocha maker will be in general slightly milder than an espresso and will lack the characteristic 'crema'.
In common with most stovetop mocha makers the Bialetti Moka Express is made from aluminium. Aluminium conducts heat very well, leading to good efficiency, however it will mark fairly easily, and over time will lose its initial shine.
DUE TO THE ACIDIC NATURE OF COFFEE IT IS ESSENTIAL TO THOROUGHLY CLEAN ALL PARTS OF THE COFFEE MAKER PROMPTLY AFTER USE TO PREVENT CORROSION.
- Manufacturer Code: ES120200
- Brand: Bialetti
- GTIN: 8006363011662
- Condition: New
- Depth: 13.5cm
- Capacity: 12 Cup
- Height: 27cm