The brainchild of Alfonso Bialetti, in almost one hundred years of history, the Bialetti Moka has won a place in the hearts and kitchens of all Italians and not only. An excellent example of Art Déco, the Moka Express has become an icon and a symbol of “Made in Italy”, present in the permanent collection at the Milan Triennale and the MoMA in New York. Over the years, Bialetti has perfected its characteristic design, maintaining the functional and use characteristics of the Moka: the octagonal aluminium boiler, the exclusive inspectable and easy-to-clean valve, the filter and the collector that holds the essence of the coffee extraction, black, full-bodied and hot.
How to use
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.
Now choose your preferred ground coffee blend. Caution! The blend must be specifically ground for a Moka pot and not excessively fine. Generously fill the Moka pot's funnel, without pressing down the coffee.
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. When the coffee has completely risen into the collection chamber, turn off the heat.
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.