The original stovetop coffee maker - the iconic BIALETTI MOKA EXPRESS has been serving up Italian espresso style coffee since 1933.
Commonly referred to as a Moka Pot or stovetop espresso coffee maker - BIALETTI has inspired many imitations - but there remains only one true original BIALETTI MOKA EXPRESS coffee maker.
MOKA EXPRESS features the original aluminium construction and eight sided design.
Use it at home, travelling, or camping - BIALETTI produces a rich, authentic espresso style coffee on your stovetop or gas cooker.
Produce an authentic espresso style coffee in minutes: unscrew and fill the bottom with water, add your favourite espresso ground coffee to the coffee filter funnel, and gently heat on your stovetop.
- Brewed coffee volume: ~190 mL - approximate
- Suitable for: 4 CUPS (Espresso Cups)
- Handle Colour / Material: Black Plastic
- Material: Aluminium
- Base diameter: 88mm
- Height: 180mm
- NOT suitable for INDUCTION cooktops
- BIALETTI patented safety valve
- Dishwasher safe: NO
- Induction safe: NO
- Made in Italy
SPARE PART SPECIFICATIONS
- Coffee funnel internal diameter: 55mm
- Gasket dimensions: OD 64mm x ID 50mm
- Filter diameter: 57mm
HOW TO USE
1. Start by pouring the water at room temperature into the Moka boiler and filling it up to the level of the safety valve. To avoid making your coffee too watery, do not fill it over this level.
2. Now choose your preferred ground coffee blend. Caution! The blend must be specifically ground for a Moka pot and not excessively fine. Either use pre-ground coffee suited to Moka, or grind your own.
3. Generously fill the Moka pot's funnel taking care not to fill above the top edge of the coffee funnnel. There is no need to press down or tamp the coffee.
4. Wipe any excess coffee from the rim of the base boiler unit. Screw to top collecter unit to the base boiler unit and tighten.
5. A little secret - set the heat to low and take all the time necessary; it is worth waiting a few minutes longer so that you can enjoy an excellent coffee.
6. When the coffee has completely risen into the collection chamber, turn off the heat.
7. Now for the crucial moment: tasting. To fully enjoy the aromas released, we advise you to drink the coffee as soon as it is poured into the cup.
BEFORE USE - We recommend that you hand wash all parts in warm water before first use. We recommend that you discard the first 2-3 brews to "season" the Moka Pot.
CLEANING - NOT dishwasher safe. We recommend that you hand wash only.
DO NOT USE EMPTY - Do NOT place on a heat source without water.
VERY HOT - The Moka Pot is VERY HOT. Do NOT touch the metal components during or after use. Wait for the Moka Pot to cool down before disassembly.
DISASSEMBLY - Do not use the handle to unscrew the two chambers. Wait for the Moka Pot to cool down before disassembly.
INDUCTION HEATING - This will NOT work with induction cooktops.
CORRECT SIZE - Choose the right size of Moka Pot. Your BIALETTI is designed to be used with full measures of water and coffee - this will not work correctly if it is half filled. Most users have miltiple sized Moka Pots.
When the Moka Pot is cool separate the top collector, filter funnel, and base boiler - wash in warm water and dry thoroughly.
We recommend to not use detergent as this can leave leave a residue in the metal components.
Do NOT use steel wool, pot scrubbers, or other abrasives as these will damage the Moka Pot
Do NOT reassemble the Moka Pot until all parts are dry.
Moka Pots must NOT be placed in the dishwasher.
After use the Moka Pot will be very hot and difficult to unscrew. If you wish to re-use immediately run the entire Moka Pot under cold running water until the metal components are cool enough to touch. This will make the Moka Pot much easier to unscrew.
It is best to store all parts separately to allow them to dry properly.
Check the coffee funnel, filter plate, and gasket/seal for wear and replace as required.
Use only ground coffee intended for use with a Moka Pot - do NOT use instant coffee as this will damage the Moka Pot and make terrible tasting coffee.
In 1933, Alfonso Bialetti devised the brilliant idea of the unique, original MOKA EXPRESS stovetop coffee maker or Moka Pot. MOKA EXPRESS revolutionized the way coffee is made at home becoming a design icon found in households worldwide. An excellent example of Art Deco, the Moka Pot design has been perfected over the years to make this icon an increasingly ergonomic, elegant device, while maintaining the same functional features that have made it perfect in its simplicity - the collection chamber; octagonal aluminium boiler; and unique, inspectable, easy to clean valve.