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Bialetti Brikka


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Do you like your espresso to have a little bit of crema? Of course you do. Luckily for you, the Italians do to. For centuries, traditional Italian coffee has been made in a stovetop coffee maker like the Bialetti Brikka. The kitchen must-have uses the heat from the stove to evaporate water in the base, forcing steam through perfectly ground Italian coffee to produce a creamy espresso-like drink.



The original coffee maker from Bialetti just got an upgrade. Make a coffee closer to a specialty espresso on your stovetop with the Bialetti Brikka. This stovetop espresso maker is available in 2 sizes – a 2 cup and a 4 cup.
Bialetti have over a century of experience creating original stovetop coffee makers for gas, electric and induction hobs. The Brikka 2 cup and Brikka 4 cup can both be used on gas and electric hobs. If you have an induction stove, take a look at our range of Bialetti’s induction-friendly coffee makers.
Alternatively, you can purchase an induction adapter plate which is a stainless steel disc that activates the heat outlet on your stove, allowing you to brew fresh espresso from Bialetti’s aluminium coffee makers.
The cup sizing measurements are based on the traditional taza cup size, not the typical UK mug volume. One cup, or one taza, is around 60ml. A Brikka 2 cup is a great shout if you’re making milk-based drinks such as lattes or cappuccinos. However, if you prefer a strong black coffee we would always recommend a Brikka 4 cup to get a full mug.
To make coffee in a stovetop espresso maker, simple grind your coffee beans to a consistency that resembles table salt. This is slightly coarser than espresso ground coffee, but much finer than what you would use for a filter brewer such as a cafetiere.
Unscrew the base from the pot to reveal the filter funnel. Remove the filter and fill the base with water, aim to fill to just below the safety valve. Place the filter funnel back in place and add your coffee. We recommend around 17g for a 2 cup Brikka or 34g for a 4 cup Brikka. You don’t have to weigh your coffee every time, the funnel acts as a pretty good gauge.
One of our top tips is not to press the coffee down or tamp it in any way. We know a lot of people share different advice online, but as the official UK partners of Bialetti, we promise you you’ll get a better extraction and a better espresso when you don’t tamp your coffee.
Another top tip is to use cold or luke warm water to fill the base of your Bialetti Brikka espresso maker. If the water is boiling before you put it on the hob, it will evaporate too quickly and you won’t extract the full flavour from your beans.
Once you’ve added your Italian coffee and your water, screw the pot back onto the base and you’re good to go. Place your Bialetti Brikka on a gas or electric hob and start heating. It will take a couple of minutes to get going, but as soon as coffee starts bubbling through into the pot you can turn off the heat. You’ll notice a hole in the top of the lid – this is to allow you to see and hear the coffee coming through into the pot so you know when to turn off the heat.
The main difference between a Moka Express and a Bialetti Brikka is the crema. Espresso lovers know the importance of a rich, velvety crema on their coffee. It’s the ultimate sign of luxury, elevating your brew and enabling you to create stunning latte art. The Brikka is an upgrade to the original Moka Express.
As well as a better crema, the Bialetti Brikka offers an intense coffee flavour typical of what you’d expect from Italian coffee. Switch it up by experimenting with different coffee flavours, including Bialetti’s Moka ground hazelnut blend – a firm favourite.
As the official UK partners of Bialetti, Brew Italia offer all of the spare parts and replacements that you’ll ever need for your Brikka coffee maker. We recommend changing the gasket every 4 – 6 months depending on use. You may also need to replace your filter funnel this frequently, particularly if you are using unfiltered water. Remember that the water in the UK is hard and will cause limescale damage to your moka pot. Follow the cleaning tips in the FAQs below to find out how to eliminate limescale with vinegar and hot water.
Bialetti’s premium range of coffee makers are built with sustainability in mind. They are manufactured using responsibly sourced materials, and we would never recommend using solvents or chemicals to clean them. The Bialetti Brikka is an aluminium pot, a 100% recyclable material. The Brikka does feature a plastic base, however, by offering all of the spare parts and maintaining your Brikka following the cleaning tips provided, this product should never end up in landfill.
Brew Italia dispatches all UK orders Monday – Friday at 1pm. Orders placed after 1pm, on weekends or bank holidays will be dispatched the next working day. We offer free standard delivery on all orders over £35. A £3.95 standard delivery fee will be applied at checkout to any orders below £35. If you’d like to get your Bialetti Brikka sooner, you can upgrade to next day delivery at checkout.
If you’re having issues with your Bialetti Brikka and would like to get in touch about a return, exchange or refund you can get the process started by completing our Returns Form. Please attach any images or videos that could help us process your request faster.
If you have any questions regarding this coffee maker, or any of Bialetti’s stovetop espresso makers, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team. You can send us an email at or pick up the phone. As the official UK partners of Bialetti, we’re quite clued up when it comes to their full range and will always do our best to answer your questions.

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Orders placed by 1pm Monday - Friday will be dispatched same day. Orders placed after 1pm, on weekends or bank holidays will be dispatched the next working day.

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How to Clean Bialetti Brikka

To clean the Bialetti Brikka, ensure the coffee maker is cooled down; this can be sped up by rinsing it under cold water.

Once cooled, simply unscrew the top and tap out the coffee grinds. Blowing on the end of the funnel is a great way to get the grinds out more easily.

Rinse everything thoroughly under water.

Make sure everything is dried if you want to avoid any oxidisation of the aluminium and clean out the burnt coffee.

For prolonged usage, it’s best practice to store the lid and base separate.

Do I need to use any soaps or chemicals to clean my Brikka? 

The Bialetti Brikka is a 100% sustainable coffee maker designed to be cleaned using only water. Any soaps or chemicals may damage the paint and longevity of your product.  

What is the difference between a Bialetti Brikka and a Moka Express? 

There are a few differences between the Bialetti Brikka and the Moka Express, the main being the brewing time for each. In the classic Moka Pot, it takes roughly 10 minutes to brew a cup of espresso whilst Brikka is significantly faster, brewing a cup in just under three minutes. The upgraded Moka Express has a faster speed of brewing, taking roughly four minutes to brew. 

The crema is also a more rich coffee foam on your brew when made with the Bialetti Brikka compared with that from the Moka Express. 

Another slight difference between the two coffee makers is that the Brikka delivers a slightly stronger coffee, giving more caffeine than that from a Moka Express.  

The taste is also affected by the two coffee makers; depending on each one, a different flavour profile will be presented. 

What type of coffee do I need for a Bialetti Brikka? 

For your Bialetti Brikka, the best coffee to use is the Moka Ground Coffee – Bialetti sell their own; this is slightly coarser than an espresso grind but finer than a filter grind in a cafetiere.  

For a better brew, it is recommended to use whole bean and grind fresh using an electric coffee grinder that's calibrated for espresso.  

How much coffee does a Brikka 2 cup make? 

The Bialetti Brikka 2 cup is designed to brew 70ml (2oz) of coffee, with a boiler capacity of 100ml, using 15g of ground coffee. This is a similar ground coffee/water ratio to that of a real espresso. 

How much coffee does a Brikka 4 cup make? 

The Bialetti Brikka 4 cup has a 200ml boiler, able to brew closer to 160ml of espresso. 

How long will I wait for my Bialetti Moka Timer to be delivered? 

All of our orders are sent via Royal Mail Tracked 48 hour delivery, with free delivery when you spend over £35. Any orders before 1pm Monday-Friday qualify for same day dispatch. Orders placed after 1pm, or placed on a Saturday or Sunday, will be dispatched the next working day.  

Please note: We offer an upgraded 24 hour delivery. For this option, simply select at checkout. 

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