Is This The Best Bialetti Stovetop Espresso Maker For You?
We go out and buy lattes and cups of coffee day after day without even considering what it would take to start making those drinks at home. Do you ever consider how quickly a stovetop espresso maker would pay for itself? If you buy two lattes a week it will take you about a month before your new espresso maker has paid for itself.
That’s why I bought a Bialetti six cup stovetop espresso maker.
The Bialetti cost me under thirty dollars and I ordered it on the internet. The main reason I chose this espresso maker over other stovetop models was that it is so popular in Italy, the home of espresso. Nine out of ten families in Italy make their coffee with a Bialetti moka pot, that was really all it took for me to recognize its superiority in the field.
So I bought one, and as soon as it came in the mail I went to work making my very first home espresso. As it turns out, the moka pot is incredibly easy to use:
- Add water to the bottom compartment, it already has a fill line in place.
- Add three heaping tablespoons of ground espresso to the top compartment.
- Screw the top compartment to the bottom, set them on the stove, turn the stove on.
- When the moka pot stop gurgling that means all of the water has reached the top compartment, your espresso is done.
You just turn the stove off and you have high quality, delicious espresso waiting to be imbibed. You can add milk and make a latte, or (if you’re anything like me) just fill up a mug and drink it down. The Bialetti makes phenomenal espresso that is well extracted and offers all of the subtle nuances and flavor notes of the bean.
It also makes for a great way to entertain company, seeing as you are now well on your way to having a whole make-shift espresso bar in your kitchen. If you get a frother (some of which can be purchased for $10 or $15) you can start frothing up milk and making lattes, mochas, cappuccinos and anything else with serious quality. Your friends will be jealous of your new barista skills and little will they know – your espresso maker cost you less than eight lattes.
So check out Bialetti, they make a wide range of sized depending on your needs. Yes, there are other companies that produce moka pots, some of which are very good, but the Bialetti makes for a great introduction to the world of home espresso. It is inexpensive, simple to use, and produces a phenomenal product. Try one out.