Bialetti Moka Express Stovetop Coffee Maker - Red/Black
Bialetti Moka Express Stovetop Coffee Maker - Red/Black
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Orders placed after 1pm will be dispatched on the following working day. Any orders placed over the weekend or bank holiday's will be dispatched the next working day.
FULL PRODUCT DETAILS
The Moka Express is an aluminium stovetop coffee maker made in Italy by Bialetti. Bialetti have over 100 years experience delivering the very best in what traditional Italian coffee has to offer. In Italy, 97% of households own a stovetop coffee maker… 93% of which were made by Bialetti.
One of the staples of this classic design is the octagonal base, unlike anything you’ll find in your kitchen appliance cupboard. The base has been designed to spread heat evenly and produce a richer, fuller espresso with every use.
If you normally reach for instant coffee, or you brew with a filter brewer like a cafetiere at home, you can expect a much better standard of coffee from the Moka Express. This stovetop coffee maker uses ground coffee, water and heat to brew espresso-style coffee at home. It will be much thicker in texture, with a fuller mouthfeel than you’d get from other manual brewing methods.
Not only will your Bialetti Moka Express enhance the texture, but you can expect a much more intense flavour. Don’t forget to try Bialetti’s Moka Ground Coffee to experience the true taste of Italian coffee at home. As the official partners of Bialetti in the UK, we offer the full range of sizes in their best selling Moka Express.
Please note that the cup size guide is based on the traditional taza cup style, which is around 2 liquid ounces or 60ml of liquid. When it comes to a full mug of coffee, like the ones we typically reach for when we climb out of bed, we’d recommend a Bialetti Moka Express 3 cup or 4 cup.
Across the world, the Bialetti Moka Express 6 cup is the best-seller as this will give you a sufficient amount of coffee to make 2 full mugs. With that being said, the Moka Express makes short, strong, espresso-style coffee which is perfect to use as a base for most coffee beverages. To make a latte with this coffee maker, simply heat and froth milk. You can do this with a cafetiere and microwave if you don’t own a milk steamer or electric milk frother.
A latte requires silky smooth milk so not too much frothing is required. Pour your espresso shot into your favourite tall mug and top with your milk. Easy. We’ve created Moka Express guide which will show you how easy it is to make espresso on your stovetop. It’s only 3 steps and shouldn’t take more than 7 minutes – brewing time included!
Check out our FAQs for cleaning instructions. Bialetti Moka Express espresso maker can be used on gas or electric hobs. If you have an induction stovetop, we recommend one of Bialetti’s induction-friendly coffee makers. Alternatively, there are induction hob adapted plates made from stainless steel that will connect to your stovetop allowing you to brew fresh espresso with your Moka pot. It doesn’t matter what type of stovetop you have, you’ll find a hob espresso maker for you in Bialetti’s range.
The Moka Express requires nothing but ground coffee and water. We recommend buying whole bean coffee and grinding it at home with an electric or manual grinder. Whole bean coffee stays fresh for much longer as ground coffee begins to oxidise very quickly which can leave a bitter taste. If you’re grinding beans specifically for your Bialetti coffee maker you are aiming for a grind size slightly coarser than espresso but much finer than you would use in a cafetiere. You’re looking for a consistent grind size that resembles table salt.
We offer Bialetti’s own Moka Ground Coffee in 250g bags which is a great way to get started with your stovetop espresso maker. The hazelnut and chocolate flavours are a firm favourite!
One of our favourite things about this coffee maker is its durability. You should never have to throw it away so it will never end up in landfill. At Brew Italia, we offer all the spare parts you might ever need to replace during your Moka Express’s lifetime. This includes the gasket, filter and handle replacement parts. We’d recommend replacing the gasket and filter every 4 – 6 months, depending on usage, to make sure you’re always brewing the best coffee possible. If you can’t find the part you’re looking for, send us an email and we’ll do our best to source it for you.
As the official UK partner of Bialetti, we work directly with them and their manufacturers so will do everything we can to get your Moka Pot up and running again. One of the most important things to consider when you’re using any coffee maker, not just a Moka Express, is the water quality. In the UK we have quite hard water which can cause limescale build-up and damage your stovetop espresso maker. Consider using filtered water, you’ll get a better tasting coffee and won’t face any issues with limescale build-up blocking your filter and damaging your Moka Pot.
If you don’t have the option of using filtered water, make sure you follow the cleaning steps in the FAQs below which involves using vinegar and water as a natural limescale remover. We don’t recommend using any chemicals on your Bialetti Moka Express when cleaning. Not only could this cause permanent damage to your aluminium coffee maker, but it could affect the taste of your coffee. None of us want that!
Bialetti as a whole is an incredibly forward-thinking brand for someone with their roots so deep in traditional culture. The Moka Express is made in Italy out of aluminium, making it one of the most sustainable coffee makers available. They supply spare parts to avoid their coffee makers unnecessarily going into landfill and, none of their products require solvent-based cleaning solutions.
TIPS, TRICKS & FAQS
How do I make coffee in a Moka Express?The Moka Express is a really simple stovetop espresso maker to use, you'll get the hang of it in no time. Click here to read the three step process and become a pro at Italian-style espresso.
What coffee to use in Bialetti Moka Express?
For best results, you should use a consistent, fine to medium-fine grind size in your Bialetti Moka Express; not as fine as espresso but finer than you would use in a cafetiere, similar to the Bialetti Moka Ground Coffee. Or grind fresh at home with whole bean coffee and an espresso grinder.
Can you use Bialetti Moka Express on induction stovetops?
No, the Bialetti Moka Express cannot be used on an Induction stove - it’s a stainless steel product with an octagonal base which won’t connect to an induction stove. Bialetti have released a range of induction-friendly stovetop coffee makers, as well as an induction plate which sits on your stovetop so you can continue to use your Moka Express.
How do I clean my Bialetti Moka Express?
Cleaning your Bialetti Moka Express is relatively simple and an important step to prolonging the life of your coffee maker. Fill the boiler with hot water (3 parts) and vinegar (1 part) and place on the hob until liquid appears. Repeat this step two more times, without the vinegar, and finally rinse under running water. Ensure all parts are thoroughly dry before putting away to be stored.
Can I buy replacement parts for my Bialetti Moka Express?
Yes, replacement parts can be bought for your Bialetti Moka Express, including the gasket, filter and handle. Unfortunately we don’t sell the base or the pot as individual products. Browse our full range of Spare Parts.
How often should I replace the gasket in my Bialetti Moka Express?
We recommend replacing the gasket in your Bialetti Moka Express every 6-12 months, depending on use. If you use your stovetop espresso maker daily, it may be worth changing it every 4 months.
How long will it take for my Bialetti Moka Express to arrive?
All of our orders are sent via Royal Mail Tracked 48 hour delivery, with free delivery when you spend over £35. Orders before 1pm Monday-Friday will qualify for same day dispatch. Any orders placed after 1pm, or on a Saturday or Sunday, will be dispatched the next working day. Please note, we also offer an upgraded 24 hour delivery service, available upon checkout.
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This is our second Bialetti red espress stovetop coffee maker. The first served us better than we served it, as we often put on too wide a gas ring and the side was scorched. Hopefully we’ll care better for this one!
It is a really beautiful coffee maker and - with the right grind of your beans of choice, makes two superb medium or four coffee cup sized coffees. Easy to make and easy to wash up - be careful it is well dried before you assemble for later use.
Bought the black edition as a gift for a coffee lover. She kept on talking about it for days! It's a whole new world of coffee, experience and taste! Highly recommend!
All very good. Great colour choice