Italian Cafés are hands down the best place to order an Espresso or Latte, but you can re-create the creamy smooth coffee at home in minutes.
Bialetti is an Iconic Symbol of Italian Quality
Founded in 1933 Bialetti has been making the incomparable Moka Express for over 85 years, you would be hard-pressed to find a household in Italy without one. These unassuming aluminum coffee pots can turn out Italian Café quality coffee in a couple of minutes.
Their sturdy design makes them very long-lasting, easy to use, and clean. Simple to use, just add water and your favourite ground coffee, I would recommend a medium roast but each to their own, pop on top of your stove, and wait for the delicious aroma to fill your kitchen.
Over 200 million sold around the world
Bialetti has manufactured upwards of 200 million coffee makers and they stand as a mark of Italian quality around the world. If you like fresh strong coffee in the morning, then this is the coffee maker for you. The best part is they a very inexpensive, unlike all the new coffee machines out there that can cost up to £100 plus.
The moka pot was invented by Italian engineer Alfonso Bialetti in 1933 and named after the Yemeni city of Mocha, where coffee was once traded in vast quantities to merchants from around the world.
The Bialetti Coffee Maker is Great Value for Money
The Bialetti Moka Express retails from around £20-30 depending on the size you buy. A cute 3 cup is only £23.00 on Amazon and will make you the perfect Espresso. If like me, you like a mug of coffee with milk then go for the 6 cup, this will most certainly meet all your daily coffee boosting needs.
Eco-Friendly Alternative to Coffee-Pods
With the world now hooked on real coffee many people have opted for Nespresso coffee pod machines. I can see the appeal, very quick strong coffee, lots of flavours etc.
However, there is an environmental impact of these pods being thrown away. You can opt into recycling schemes and some companies are urging customers to use compostable pods. With all the good intentions, sadly lots do still end up in landfill.
With the Bialetti stovetop coffee maker there is no such guilt or responsibility. Simply discard the used coffee and wash it. There are replacement seals available so if looked after properly your little trusty pot will provide years of service.
The first ever coffee machine
Italian's are the true kings of coffee, with the first known machine for making espresso built by Angelo Moriondo of Turin, Italy. That machine was patented in 1884, but quickly followed by an improved version by another Italian, Luigi Bezzera in 1903.
It wasn't until 1933 when Hungarian-Italian Francesco Illy invented the first automatic coffee machine, named The Illetta. Instead of using water pressure, the new and improved coffee machines used steam. This design has become the basis of today's espresso machines and the basic principal hasn't changed since.