The most iconic design in the world of espresso makers can certainly be attributed to the Bialetti Stovetop espresso percolator which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. From the 1950s, the Bialetti Company has produced over 200 million of these coffee makers, with Bialetti Moka Express Stovetop Percolator being one of the most popular. This percolator has a recognizable eight-sided shape which ensures that heat is evenly diffused in the percolator which, in turn, augments the aroma of your coffee.

The Bialletti Moka Stovetop espresso maker produces full-bodied, delicious espresso in only a few minutes. Here are a few tips for making the perfect cup of Java with the Bialetti Moka Stovetop – fill the percolator with cold water, add coffee (do not compress it), heat at a very low heat (it will take about 10 minutes for the coffee to boil) and the moment the coffee reaches the top of the percolator remove from heat. If you prefer stronger coffee, you will need to fill the filter with ground coffee and make a small campanile which just protrudes beyond the rim. Again, do not compress. For best results, use medium grind, good quality, not too strong coffee.

Bialetti stovetop espresso maker

The Bialletti Moka Stovetop coffee maker is made from food grade aluminum alloy, and comes with a two year warranty. It comprises of ten pieces, and is available in five sizes – 1-cup, 3-cups, 6-cups, 9-cups and 12-cups. It has a flip-up top and measures 5.5 by 10 inches.

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Italian stovetop espresso maker

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