The Bialetti Moka Express 9-Cup Stovetop Espresso Maker offers a simple solution to make the rich, velvety cup of coffee in 4-5 minutes.
Performance: the maximum boil capacity for this espresso maker is 18.5 fl oz (550ml) which is just about enough to produce up to 9 cups of espresso. Cup size is 2 ounces.
Quality of espresso: simply adding fresh ground coffee beans will result in a very good cup of espresso. The preferred option is the medium ground coffee – but the all-round quality of espresso will definitely depend on the beans used. The coffee produced will not have an over-roasted flavor. Also, to help achieve the best results, it is beneficial to use filtered water.
When first using this type of espresso maker it is often necessary to conduct a little trial and error. For instance, if the pot is given too much heat, there is the risk of the coffee having a burnt-like taste.
Design: the design of this Bialetti Stovetop Espresso Maker follows the classic style of this brand’s coffee makers. It has the distinctive octagon shape in a high-quality aluminum polished finish. The eight-sided shape helps with diffusing heat to create the best cup of coffee possible. It has a patented safety value to make it extremely user-friendly and safe. Also, the simple design means it is easy to clean and disassemble.
Beyond the 9-cup espresso maker, there is also the option for other sizes such as 1-cup, 3-cup, 6-cup and 12-cup. Also, to help blend with the kitchen decor, it is available in several colors, including black, emotion red, gray, blue, and purple.
Fast brewing: the typical time-frame to brew the 9 2-ounce cups is in the region of 4 to 5 minutes.
Stylish design: the Bialetti 9-Cup is created with the classic design of this brand. Its eight-sided shape is very effective at ensuring the water heats and infused the coffee grounds.
Easy-grab knob: the espresso maker is built with plenty of user-friendly features such as an easy-grab knob; a side-pour spout, and a stay-cool plastic handle.
Easy to clean: the Bialetti 9-Cup Stovetop Maker is built to be very easy to clean and maintain. It is very easy to disassemble and reassemble when needing to clean the different components.
- Simple, classic look; very espresso-like coffee
- Produces a dark, rich coffee
- Easy to operate
- Simple to clean after use
- Compact size; minimal footprint to take up less countertop space
- Needs a heat/stove source to operate; not a simple plug and go option