Bialetti Original Moka Stovetop Express

The Bialetti Original Moka Stovetop Express produces a rich and authentic coffee. The classic aluminum exterior is made in a distinctive octagon shape. Available in silver, red, orange, blue, and purple. You would find it very straightforward with coffee making. Simply fill the bottom chamber with water, and insert ground coffee into the filter, then place the pot onto the heating element until the water boils.

Changing filter is simple. The gasket is located at the upper chamber wrapped around the filter plate. To replace the gasket, simply unscrew the top chamber, use your fingers to take the filter plate out. Depending on condition, sometimes you might need to use a round edged knife to cautiously take out the filter plate and gasket. Insert new filter plate with the elevated side up into the upper chamber (facing down), and tug in the new gasket on the side.

The downside of the Bialetti Moka Express is it only takes course ground, not espresso fine! Fine ground coffee is prone to a lot of leakage while boiling. For this reason, I also recommend you to be mindful on how much ground coffee you fill into the chamber. The more you fill, the longer it takes for your Bialetti to filter through the coffee. It would also mean that your coffee would taste stronger.

Also, be careful on how much water you fill. DO NOT exceed the safety level in the lower chamber. Make sure you screw the top part back into the lower part firmly.

A tip for you to make this Bialetti Moka Express last:

  1. Be sure to monitor the coffee making process.
  2. Set your gas range at medium or medium high. (If you use high all the time, it would burn the bottom part.)

Bialetti Moka Express Colours




The Bialetti Moka Express comes in 1 cup, 3 cups, 6 cups, 9 cups, and 12 cups. You can create a DIY espresso, cappuccino or latte with freshly frothed hot milk.

Bialetti Stovetop Coffee Maker Sizes

For details on capacity, output, and prices, see table below:

Size Capacity (Fl oz)  Approximate Output
1 Cup 2 2 ounce cup(s)
3-Cups 6.5
6-Cups 10
9-Cups 18.5
12-Cups 25

Price (USD)

Size Silver Orange Red Blue Purple
1 Cup $17.50
3-Cups $21.23
6-Cups $25.24 $33.00 $27.12 $30.91 $34.46
9-Cups $33.00
12-Cups $53.52


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