Bialetti Moka Express Espresso Maker, 6 Cup for £17.34 @ Amazon
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Bialetti Moka Express Espresso Maker, 6 Cup for £17.34 @ Amazon

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Found 17th Jun 2012
These are really good - been using one for years before somebody ruined it by putting it on the stove when it was empty! Bought a stainless steel replacement (also Bialetti) but not as good as the original. Good price in my opinion.

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Seems a good price. Is it any good for making the one cup, about double espresso quantity or should I go for the 3 cup? I'm asking as I'm the only coffee nut in the house!

YUK! I absolutely detest these things, they burn the coffee to within an inch of it's life nasty bitter taste ....Sorry just my opinion

far-queue

YUK! I absolutely detest these things, they burn the coffee to within an … YUK! I absolutely detest these things, they burn the coffee to within an inch of it's life nasty bitter taste ....Sorry just my opinion



Only if you use them incorrectly, you have to get them off the heat before they start bubbling. Typically the best way to use them is to leave the lid open and watch them as they fill and get them off the heat at the right time so you get a cup of really awesome coffee.

I found my smaller version of these and tried it having forgotten how good they are. I bought the six cup after that and it does one decent size mug, and it makes the coffed way hotter than all the machines I've tried. Really good when once you get the amount of coffee right

far-queue

YUK! I absolutely detest these things, they burn the coffee to within an … YUK! I absolutely detest these things, they burn the coffee to within an inch of it's life nasty bitter taste ....Sorry just my opinion


Strange, all the Italians I know here and in Italy (including my Mother who is Italian) use this type of coffee maker and the coffee tastes great. Perhaps as fat-pudding says you are not using it properly.

screamingninja

Seems a good price. Is it any good for making the one cup, about double … Seems a good price. Is it any good for making the one cup, about double espresso quantity or should I go for the 3 cup? I'm asking as I'm the only coffee nut in the house!



I have been using the 1 cup version for close to 10 years, replacing the rubber gasket occasionally and the valve once. The coffee you use will make a difference, and finer ground coffee will result in a stronger brew.
If used on a gas burner, ensure that the flame stays under the base.
A low flame is preferrable.
They work well on an AGA as well.
Finally, if used regularly they do not need washing with dishsoap.
If used infrequently, before you use it again, take completely apart, wash, rinse, rinse again, rinse again, make "coffee" without coffee grounds, make coffee with coffee and throw away the stuff, then make a good cup and enjoy.

lnz

I have been using the 1 cup version for close to 10 years, replacing the … I have been using the 1 cup version for close to 10 years, replacing the rubber gasket occasionally and the valve once. The coffee you use will make a difference, and finer ground coffee will result in a stronger brew.If used on a gas burner, ensure that the flame stays under the base.A low flame is preferrable.They work well on an AGA as well.Finally, if used regularly they do not need washing with dishsoap. If used infrequently, before you use it again, take completely apart, wash, rinse, rinse again, rinse again, make "coffee" without coffee grounds, make coffee with coffee and throw away the stuff, then make a good cup and enjoy.



Thanks I was more wondering whether you have to make a substantial amount of coffee each time you use this or whether you can make what approximates to a double espresso with this, or if the 3 cup would be better. As for beans, I use hasbean as they roast on the day they send you the beans so everything is nice and fresh.

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I was more wondering whether you have to make a substantial amount of … I was more wondering whether you have to make a substantial amount of coffee each time you use this or whether you can make what approximates to a double espresso with this, or if the 3 cup would be better.


This is the six cup, and as far as I know, you need to make the full six cups ("shots" really) each time. For me, I use it to make up two large "Americanos" each morning. I have other Moka makers, including Bialettis, but this particular one is my favourite.

As for beans, I use hasbean

Me too Their Monsooned Malabar really floats my boat!

I was more wondering whether you have to make a substantial amount of … I was more wondering whether you have to make a substantial amount of coffee each time you use this or whether you can make what approximates to a double espresso with this, or if the 3 cup would be better.

As for beans, I use hasbean



Thanks
Can't beat Hasbean or Squaremile. Monmouths also have good stuff when I get the chance to get into central London.
What weight of beans do you use in the 6 cup?

Good classic design spoilt by a cheap motif. Shame

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WoolyM

Good classic design spoilt by a cheap motif. Shame


Its Bialetti though
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