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Bialetti Moka Express 3 Cup Espresso Maker NOW £14.99 Prime / £19.48 non Prime at Amazon

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Posted 18th Apr
  • An evolution of the original Moka Express model created in 1933
  • Exclusive and easy-to-clean safety inspection value patented by Bialetti
  • Personalised coffee as the blend quantity and quality can be selected directly in the filter – makes 3 cups of espresso coffee
  • Made in Italy with food grade aluminium and heat resistant nylon
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 13.5 x 9.5 - Wash by hand with warm water, Dry thoroughly with towel
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wakkaday5 m ago

What the process of making espresso these compared to machines


Longer, more flamey, less hissy.
Edited by: "Haircut_100" 18th Apr
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What the process of making espresso these compared to machines
wakkaday5 m ago

What the process of making espresso these compared to machines


Longer, more flamey, less hissy.
Edited by: "Haircut_100" 18th Apr
wakkaday18/04/2019 14:22

What the process of making espresso these compared to machines


I use one of these every day (albeit the 6 cup version - as that then is a good amount for a mug of coffee). Very easy, fill chamber with water, put ground coffee in thingy, screw on top, stick on medium stove, wait until it gurgles, pour into mug/cup.

I only have one cup in the morning and it's just me. I reckon if you drink more and there's a few of you that drink coffee then this would be a faff.
As the above (Greencode) said.
6 is my minumum recommendation for one or 2 people, bearing in mind how small an espresso actually is.

No faff involved, but as its aluminium handwash only!

Fill up with cold fresh water.
Fill & tamp your coffee container
(connect via screw, wiggle the anti calc "thingy")
Place on the hob.

Let it do its business & enjoy.
(bang out the fine grounds into composting & rinse out both pieces ...simple)
Asking for my grandkids:
What is the cost of 1000 cups of coffee with a machine? How much waste does this generate? How many years will a Bialetti last?

Coffee pod machines are a horrible symbol of consumerism gone too far, with every serving individually packaged and going into the landfill instead of the compost.

We've had our bialetti at least 10 years and it's absolutely excellent
Edited by: "jeeeeeez" 19th Apr
These don't work with induction do they, being aluminium and all?
neoboy19/04/2019 18:02

These don't work with induction do they, being aluminium and all?


from the blurb...
Compatibility: With all plate except induction
jeeeeeez19/04/2019 11:35

Asking for my grandkids: What is the cost of 1000 cups of coffee with a …Asking for my grandkids: What is the cost of 1000 cups of coffee with a machine? How much waste does this generate? How many years will a Bialetti last? Coffee pod machines are a horrible symbol of consumerism gone too far, with every serving individually packaged and going into the landfill instead of the compost.We've had our bialetti at least 10 years and it's absolutely excellent


I really don’t get the hate for pod machines. Nespresso pods are fully recyclable and every pod we’ve ever bought has been recycled so the waste is zero.
wilf12344 m ago

from the blurb...Compatibility: With all plate except induction


Ah that's the bit I couldn't find, cheers!
Wow. Paid about £4 for the same one in Sardinia years ago. Didn't realise how expensive they are here.
davidg_croydon17 m ago

I really don’t get the hate for pod machines. Nespresso pods are fully r …I really don’t get the hate for pod machines. Nespresso pods are fully recyclable and every pod we’ve ever bought has been recycled so the waste is zero.


I think it's the cost per cup some people don't like.
davidg_croydon22 m ago

I really don’t get the hate for pod machines. Nespresso pods are fully r …I really don’t get the hate for pod machines. Nespresso pods are fully recyclable and every pod we’ve ever bought has been recycled so the waste is zero.



Just because you stick something in the recycle bin, doesn't mean there's no waste.

REDUCE, REUSE then recycle.
Mr_Gus18/04/2019 16:06

As the above (Greencode) said.6 is my minumum recommendation for one or 2 …As the above (Greencode) said.6 is my minumum recommendation for one or 2 people, bearing in mind how small an espresso actually is.No faff involved, but as its aluminium handwash only!Fill up with cold fresh water.Fill & tamp your coffee container(connect via screw, wiggle the anti calc "thingy")Place on the hob.Let it do its business & enjoy.(bang out the fine grounds into composting & rinse out both pieces ...simple)



Or if you're in a rush, boil the kettle while grinding beans, stick freshly boiled water in it then it only has to be on the hob for a few seconds.
It sounds like people might be using these wrong, I'm not sure. From what I understand a 3 cup espresso would make 3 espresso shots. If you want a full cup of coffee you should add hot water to make an Americano or hot milk to make a Latte.

Using a 6 cup to drink a full mug would be too much caffeine?
I've just ordered this along with Illy ground beans. Though I am thinking of instead getting the new Nespresso from Curry's for £80 which comes with 100 pods.

I drink at most one coffee a day, which is typically a latte. Wife doesn't drink coffee. Have a frother for milk.

Despite all the positive, the are a number of negative reviews on Amazon about the Moka being a bit particular or lacking quality control. Additionally I thought buying coffee would be cheaper than the pods, but the 250g bag was £6.50, which I think would get me 10-12 lattes. That doesn't seem much cheaper and the pods are a lot more convenient. I'm mindful of environmental impact but they are recyclable and I drink very little coffee so convenience may be the better choice.

Any thoughts?
Edited by: "maxcovergold" 19th Apr
These are 6 quid in tkmaxx
superzero8914 h, 36 m ago

It sounds like people might be using these wrong, I'm not sure. From what …It sounds like people might be using these wrong, I'm not sure. From what I understand a 3 cup espresso would make 3 espresso shots. If you want a full cup of coffee you should add hot water to make an Americano or hot milk to make a Latte. Using a 6 cup to drink a full mug would be too much caffeine?


Yes. You are exactly right. I read the amazon reviews and bought a 6 cup one thinking that would be enough for one mug of coffee. But if the coffee is made correctly a 6 cup one makes six espressos is which is far too much for one mug of coffee. So usually I make two or even 3 cups out of it.

And this is coming from someone who generally orders three shots with a tiny bit of milk if I go to one of those artisan coffee place so I do like my coffee strong.
hotukbeard15 h, 38 m ago

Or if you're in a rush, boil the kettle while grinding beans, stick …Or if you're in a rush, boil the kettle while grinding beans, stick freshly boiled water in it then it only has to be on the hob for a few seconds.


I always do this. The coffee is a bit less bitter as presumably it’s because it’s not been overheated
neoboy16 h, 16 m ago

These don't work with induction do they, being aluminium and all?


This can’t use induction but the company does make other steel models which can. I’m using one of them as I felt it was more versatile and I’m still a bit cautious with using aluminium for heating up food and drinks.
These do not make espresso. However, they do make a very nice, strong cup of coffee.

Bialetti is a good brand. I have a stainless steel one by this brand and it makes excellent coffee. As for "3 cups". This is going to make enough coffee for one mug, so if you're making for two people, get a six cup model.

Needless to say, if you have induction hobs, get stainless steel.
DealJourno19/04/2019 18:31

Wow. Paid about £4 for the same one in Sardinia years ago. Didn't realise …Wow. Paid about £4 for the same one in Sardinia years ago. Didn't realise how expensive they are here.


You will not have got a genuine Bialetti for £4 unless it was about 40 - 50 years ago. These are the best and you can get replacement parts for them - very good price - wont even pick one up in italy for this price, and 3 cup is more than adequate for even a big cup for one person - this stuff is concentrated - dilute with water if you want a longer drink
davidg_croydon20 h, 59 m ago

I really don’t get the hate for pod machines. Nespresso pods are fully r …I really don’t get the hate for pod machines. Nespresso pods are fully recyclable and every pod we’ve ever bought has been recycled so the waste is zero.


Because after around 15 years of not being recyclable, many many millions of pods later they finally made the change, ...way too late, (lost us as customers) the whole recycling aspect was a major faff in the early days separating the aluminium, from the grounds & the plastic, ..think they used to ask for you to send them in by post as a halfway house recycling thing, (most items can be sent to specialist recyclers compared to "pick & choosers" when they really want to (invest) ...polystyrene for example whilst it cannot be recycled can be "wilted" & compressed via steam, but only the likes of LG ever invested in this kit, ...it all still ends up taking up masses of landfill space & blowing across the countryside / in the seas.
italiastar3320/04/2019 11:16

You will not have got a genuine Bialetti for £4 unless it was about 40 - …You will not have got a genuine Bialetti for £4 unless it was about 40 - 50 years ago. These are the best and you can get replacement parts for them - very good price - wont even pick one up in italy for this price, and 3 cup is more than adequate for even a big cup for one person - this stuff is concentrated - dilute with water if you want a longer drink


Bought in Alghero in October 2001 for €5 in a small shop in the old town. I got a bargain in that case. Didn't really know how to use it properly when I bought it. It is the 3 cup one, the same as the one here.
davidg_croydon19th Apr

I really don’t get the hate for pod machines. Nespresso pods are fully r …I really don’t get the hate for pod machines. Nespresso pods are fully recyclable and every pod we’ve ever bought has been recycled so the waste is zero.


I forgot to mention when your crappy plastic machine gets thrown away after a few years, that's yet MORE plastic waste to add to the pile.

WhY tHe HatE?!?!?!
DealJourno2 h, 13 m ago

Bought in Alghero in October 2001 for €5 in a small shop in the old town. I …Bought in Alghero in October 2001 for €5 in a small shop in the old town. I got a bargain in that case. Didn't really know how to use it properly when I bought it. It is the 3 cup one, the same as the one here.


Look on youtube for hints on how to use one - i even learnt something after all these years
DealJourno2 h, 17 m ago

Bought in Alghero in October 2001 for €5 in a small shop in the old town. I …Bought in Alghero in October 2001 for €5 in a small shop in the old town. I got a bargain in that case. Didn't really know how to use it properly when I bought it. It is the 3 cup one, the same as the one here.


Actually in 2001 that might have been the price - I bought the very small 1 cup one off a market stall 2 years ago for €12 - they were €14 in the supermarket. These last for ever and as I said you can buy replacement handles, seals and screens cheaply in supermarkets in Italy - just make sure you dry it out fully before putting it together for storage. as it can corrode - not a major issue though - just clean with a scourer and your back to normal again.
Edited by: "italiastar33" 20th Apr
twoquidkev1 h, 1 m ago

These do …These do though:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bialetti-Venus-Induction-Espresso-Maker/dp/B0009Q1DSS/ref=sr_1_2?adgrpid=54821486764&hvadid=259116379166&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=1006633&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t2&hvqmt=e&hvrand=15809087888688958141&hvtargid=kwd-295571012606&keywords=induction+bialetti&qid=1555844407&s=gateway&sr=8-2


Awesome, just need it to go on sale
Thanks OP - mine has just turned up and straight onto the stove. Lovely strong coffee from this which I split over two mugs and topped up with hot water - was just right. Will try with pre-boiled water tomorrow morning to save a bit of time.
greencode18/04/2019 15:16

I use one of these every day (albeit the 6 cup version - as that then is a …I use one of these every day (albeit the 6 cup version - as that then is a good amount for a mug of coffee). Very easy, fill chamber with water, put ground coffee in thingy, screw on top, stick on medium stove, wait until it gurgles, pour into mug/cup.I only have one cup in the morning and it's just me. I reckon if you drink more and there's a few of you that drink coffee then this would be a faff.


You must be wired that’s 6 espressos!! I have the 4 cup to make two drinks which I top up with hot water
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