Reddit Reddit reviews Bialetti Express Moka Pot, 6 -Cup, Aluminum Silver

We found 70 Reddit comments about Bialetti Express Moka Pot, 6 -Cup, Aluminum Silver. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

Stovetop Espresso & Moka Pots
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Bialetti Express Moka Pot, 6 -Cup, Aluminum Silver
Makes 9.2 ounces of Moka Coffee – enough for 1 mug with a little left overMoka coffee is a strong, rich, and velvety brewTakes less than 5 minutes to brew on your stovetopHigh quality polished aluminum in the classic Bialetti octagon shapePatented safety valve; Easy to clean and disassembleDesigned and Made in Italy, 2 Year Warranty
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70 Reddit comments about Bialetti Express Moka Pot, 6 -Cup, Aluminum Silver:

u/CaptainBatpants · 46 pointsr/personalfinance

>mocha pot

Did you mean Moka Pot?

u/Mice632 · 38 pointsr/Whatcouldgowrong

I do think this post is BS too, but I have that same [espresso maker](Bialetti 06800 Moka stove top coffee maker, 6 -Cup, Aluminum and it absolutely gets hot as fuck on the bottom. You put it directly on the stove top to use it.

Edit: Links don't work here, I guess. It's a Bialetti Moka Express for those wondering. It works very well.

u/j1mdan1els · 29 pointsr/Coffee

Bottom line is: not really.

Even the moderately good super-automatics start at 4 times the top of your budget ... and they come with plenty of problems of their own which will mean you're going to end up being disappointed in them.

In your budget, you can get yourself a decent hand grinder; a moka pot and a milk frother ... team those up with some decent fresh roast beans and you can get yourself a very acceptable cappuccino. If you spend just a little more and get an electric burr grinder, then you're going to find it a lot easier and faster to grind your beans and you'll use the moka pot more.

For what you're saying, I'd recommend going with: an Encore; a bialetti; and, matching milk frother. All those links are pulled straight from Amazon, but by all means shop around and you might get it down to your budget. As it is, that comes to around $200 - most of which is the grinder. Once you have that grinder, though, you open up a whole world of good coffee in the home.

Edit for link

u/ADeepCeruleanBlue · 28 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

Do yourself a favor and buy a Moka pot

That shit will survive the apocalypse and I'll be brewing dank coffee over a fire built with the dried bones of my children

u/noigr · 26 pointsr/ZeroWaste


Coffee is wonderfully strong and concentrated. The only thing you need to replace from time to time is the sealing ring. I‘ve done that twice so far, I use the system daily and have had it for over 15 years.

u/icommentingifs · 12 pointsr/AskWomen

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u/dumbassthenes · 9 pointsr/surfing
u/PopoTheBadNewsBear · 5 pointsr/Coffee

Short answer: you can't. Cappuccinos require espresso and a steam wand, which, in turn, require an $80+ grinder and a (bare minimum) $100 machine.

Long answer: You kind of can. But not really. But sort of.
If you get one of these, you can make a rich, concentrated coffee that resembles espresso for a fraction of the cost. If you have a french press, you can 'foam' milk in that, although with much poorer results than a true steam wand. I've also heard of people putting hot milk in a small container and shaking the hell out of it, but I can't vouch for the effectiveness of this. You could also try a milk foamer, but I doubt you'll be able to get a stiff enough foam to make a capp.

The bottom line is, you can make a thick coffee with foam on top with a sub-$40 budget, but it won't be a cappuccino, and it won't be nearly as good as one. Your best bet is to find a good coffee shop near to where you live, and get cappuccinos there. Hope that helped!

u/[deleted] · 5 pointsr/funny

Or a reverse reverse French press (okay it's more like a reverse percolator)

u/ILikeLeptons · 3 pointsr/videos

with something like this

u/SplooshU · 3 pointsr/Coffee

Generally for a Moka Pot, the Bialetti 6-cup is touted as the standard here. Spotted that there will be a "lightning deal" on it on Amazon tomorrow (in 17 hours). Just dropping the link here so if someone is interested in trying it out, it may be a good time to do so.

Hopefully this doesn't clash with bullet #4 as I don't want to make a thread about it. Otherwise, feel free to share Moka recipes.

u/derpball · 3 pointsr/Coffee

I took this review from Amazon for when I purchased my first moka. This is the only way I ever use my moka and it is delectable!

  1. In Italy this is NOT called an espresso machine, but a Moka machine. An espresso is what you would drink in bar made with a steam or high pressure machine with the crema on top.

  2. Smaller size Moka machine tend to make better coffee.

  3. Never wash the Moka with detergents, just rinse it under tap water

  4. You've gotta use it often for a good coffee.

  5. If you haven't use it in a while, make a weak coffee ("lungo") and discard

  6. DO NOT put the MOka in the dishwasher.

  7. Use drinking water. Avoid tap water especially if very chlorinated

  8. Never compress the coffee.

  9. For a strong coffee fill the filter with ground coffee and make a small cupola that slightly protrudes beyond the rim. Do not press down.

  10. For best coffee, heat at very low heat. It's ok if it takes 10min.

  11. As soon as coffee reaches the top, remove from heat

  12. Do not let the coffee boil

  13. Use good quality coffee, not too strong, medium grind (try Illy for a good commercial brand)

  14. Sip while still hot, enjoy!

  15. (Added Nov 2012) - Wait until all the water has reached the upper chamber before removing from the heat. You will be able to tell by the sound (takes some practice) or simply visually. As soon as no more coffee reaches the upper chamber remove from heat. Do note let the coffee boil. With practice, you may remove from the heat even sooner, by just using the residual heat in the lower chamber.

  16. (Added Nov 2012) - Some times you may put too much coffee, or the coffee is too finely ground, or it's been packed too hard. In all of these situations, the end results is typically that the coffee struggles reaching the upper chamber. You can tell by the spouting noise occurring too early, the foam occurring too early, and how slow the whole process is. You can try increasing the heat if that helps. However, you will likely end up with a coffee that is too bitter and tastes burned. Back in the old days, this was dangerous business with many machines exploding (they had no safety valves). Regardless, your coffee is ruined and I would suggest removing it frmo the heat immediately, let it coold down and starts all over.

  17. (Added Nov 2012) - What kind of coffee should I use? Experiment, experiment, experiment! Here are some tips I have learned by experimenting. Until you become confortable with the operations of the machine, you can use a good commercial brand like Illy (although it's quite expensive). I wouldn't want you to blame the machine, just because you happened to use a bad coffee. Then start trying different varieties from different roasters. If there are independent roasters near you, why not giving them a try? I haven't had good experience with roasts marketed towards Espresso machines (I find the roast too excessive). Try to buy whole beans and grind them yourself. I find the cheap and popular brands pretty bad for Mokas, even if they happen to make good American style brews. I have had pretty good luck with small roasters and Colombian varieties (or Costa Rican). I have also had outstanding African coffees (Ethiopian). Unfortunately, I found they are seldom consistent.
u/coldstonefox · 3 pointsr/stopdrinking

Same exact thing here. Drinking a cup of coffee after a night of whiskey was a coin flip as to whether or not it would trigger a full blown panic attack, which I'd deal with by--you guessed it--pouring myself a drink, even if it was before noon.

Very much enjoying the ability to enjoy a nice cup of tar-black Italian roast every morning.

Also if you've never had one of these before, invest in one. It's a pain in the ass to make coffee with it, but it's PHENOMENAL:

u/LuckyBahamut · 3 pointsr/espresso

You could probably even get by with a Moka Pot, a solid burr grinder, and an electronic milk frother for when you want a hot mocha instead of iced. $30 for the moka pot, $150 for the grinder, and another $120 for the milk frother (optional) and you've got a setup cheaper than a superautomatic (albeit, more manual effort required).

I'm a strong advocate against pods, because the single-use pods are incredibly wasteful (from an environmental perspective), and price-per-pound of coffee, very overpriced. You could buy a re-usable capsule, but I feel that kind of defeats the purpose of the "convenience".

A moka pot doesn't produce "true" espresso, but you can make a very concentrated cup of coffee with it. And considering how quickly Starbucks pulls their espresso, you're probably not far off in flavour.

u/Abimaelh · 3 pointsr/UCI

I brew my own coffee! I have this stovetop espresso and I buy ground coffee beans from Peet's coffee in UTC. I usually get medium french roast. Sometimes I'm in a rush and buy coffee from Peet's (their americano is better) but I can do starbucks too :|

u/WTFcannuck · 3 pointsr/exmormon
u/drb00b · 3 pointsr/Coffee

I almost missed it! I've got a few upgrade from my last post! Here is my gear.

From left to right:

u/chocolate-queen · 3 pointsr/Coffee

I can’t refrain from commenting on this since I’ve been having the exact same thought process. As of now I cannot afford an actual espresso machine and other proper gear, and since I only have a French press, I’m considering the Moka pot. Here’s my take on this:

I’m very much a coffee nerd and I love espresso-based drinks, particularly a latte or a cappuccino. To make a good espresso shot with lovely ‘crema’ on top, you’d need around 9 bars of pressure, which can only be supplied by a proper espresso machine. Even certain ones (worth, say, $100) advertised with more than 10 bars of pressure are not very good because they lack the pressure regulation to maintain 9 bars throughout the whole 20ish second shot. The Moka pot, of course, cannot supply such pressure either. Most Moka pots gravitate around 1.5 to 2 bars of pressure, which is significantly lower than what you need. That being said, I do recommend getting one until you can have a professional setup because:

  • Moka pot coffee is still delicious and much richer/stronger than other types of homemade coffee;
  • You can make your coffee slightly stronger (to get closer to a proper espresso shot) by changing the coffee - water ratio in favour of the coffee;
  • You can buy an inexpensive ($10-15) milk frother or use a French press to froth the milk for your tasty lattes (to use the French press to froth, pour warm milk inside and pump the plunger up and down rapidly);
  • The pot itself isn’t too expensive and can be maintained easily.
    Without doubt, I would recommend to go for a Bialetti such as these:

    Bialetti 6-cup stove pot espresso maker

    Bialetti Venus Induction coffee maker

    Happy coffee making!
u/qualiaqq · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I own a Moka pot and love it, but I'm kinda a noob to the whole coffee thing and don't have a lot experience to compare it to. I can tell you it makes very strong coffee. I mean, I think it would be fair to call it espresso, but probably not the same consistency as an expresso from a machine due to using less pressure.

This is the one I own. The picture can be deceiving as it is pretty small, and this is one of the larger ones they sell. It makes 12oz of expresso which I have found is about enough for 2 cappuccinos or lattes.

u/TheCryptic · 2 pointsr/cafe

> if I were to use this, would the metal mesh screen capture all particles, even the finely ground ones?

Steel will let some fines through, but the mesh is a lot tighter than on my French press... The fines have never been enough to bother me, basically large enough to see, but small enough that I don't feel then when drinking.

The main difference between paper filters and steel ones is the oils. With paper you get a cleaner cup, the flavors pop a little more. With steel you get more of the oils, and it is a richer cup similar to French pressed coffee.

>how much can I make in one press?

Basically a small cup. Personally I think it's strong enough that you can easily top of a large mug with hot water and still have a good cup of coffee... Definitely still stronger than a basic drip pot makes.

>mostly going to be coffee and water, don't even know what other kinds to make, really. (yet)

Coffee and water are pretty much the appropriate ingredients. Really is a matter of trying different beans, different grinds, different steep times.

>is this a chore for daily coffee making, or is the flavor worth the extra hassle?

For me it's worth the hassle on the weekends. Personally I prefer my Moka pot on weekdays before work, but that's actually more effort (though I cheat and use pre-ground coffee.)

It's definitely not set it and forget it, but it definitely makes better coffee. It is more effort, but if you've got an extra few minutes in the morning is a much better way to start your day. For me it's the difference between "I need coffee" and "I'm going to thoroughly enjoy my morning coffee".

Quick edit: I did use my Aeropress every day until this last Christmas when I got the Moka pot. The Moka pot makes coffee that resembles espresso. The Aeropress makes very strong coffee that doesn't really resembles espresso. Different device, different purpose.

u/Fuzzy_Gauntlets · 2 pointsr/MLPLounge

Get one of these. It says espresso but it's really just coffee.

u/UpUpDnDnLRLRBA · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Get yourself a percolator. Either electric or stovetop, they're inexpensive, practically indestructible, don't require paper filters, and make coffee that is far superior to anything that could come out of a drip machine. Then it's just a matter of finding the BIFL burr grinder and good beans, and you'll have some serious gourmet shit.

u/m-a-t-t_ · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Your steam machine makes moka style coffee, more akin to that you would get from a Bialetti than an espresso machine. It produces coffee by pushing water at moderate pressure of 1-2 bar through your coffee grounds.

An espresso machine pushes water through coffee at 9-11 bar - a much higher pressure which produces a drink which has an entirely different extraction profile and character.

To make decent espresso coffee takes a high quality grinder, able to grind finely, uniformly and with a lot of control, which on its own typically costs around 3-4 times your budget for entry level options, and an espresso machine capable of controlling pressure and temperature of the water flow at a similar level that costs much the same. Sadly, $100 is not a realistic budget to achieve this.

If you want to learn more about what distinguishes espresso machines from one another and why they cost what they do, read this; if - in time - you decide you want to start to explore espresso making at home, this post may help you plan out the most cost effective way to do so.

In the meantime, there is nothing wrong with making and enjoying great moka-style coffee - aim to maximise the quality of what comes out of your steam machine by using the best quality beans you can find, and - ideally - by investing in a grinder to grind your beans fresh before using them. A small hand-grinder like the Hario Mini-Mill is a great reasonably affordable option to start with.

u/eviltwinn2 · 2 pointsr/Coffee

You could go crazy and get an espresso machine, but have you ever tried a moka pot? I swear by mine.

u/UnreasonablyHostile · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Based on your incredibly specific description of your sister, I have in the last minute figured out what decades of knowing her prevented you from seeing.

She wants a copy of this book and a Moka Express

u/inexile1234 · 2 pointsr/rva

Buy a Bialetti, some cans of Illy Moka and Lavazza espresso and now you got some good Italian coffee for cheap. I use mine everyday. I also bought a plug in milk frother for when I'm feeling fancy (for like 9 dollars or something).

u/hciwdnassybra · 2 pointsr/IWantToLearn

This is by far the easiest and cheapest way to make “fancy” coffee. Coffee snobs can spend hundreds to thousands of dollars on all this equipment that really isn’t necessary for regular people who would be happy with a Starbucks latte.

Here is a spice grinder that can be used for grinding coffee because fresh ground coffee tastes way better and you can control how fine it’s ground.
I suggest looking up a photo of how ground coffee should be for the “Moka pot”

Here is the “moka pot” I’ve found it’s the cheapest and easiest way to make something close to espresso. (It’s stronger than regular drip coffee but weaker than espresso, and it doesn’t have the brown foam that come on top of espresso)

Here is the milk frother that is a easier and cheaper way of making “steamed milk” (this isn’t exactly steamed milk because usually you need to put a steam wand into milk and use a technique to steam milk properly and it’s expensive and takes practice)
You just push a button and a minute later it’s done.

The thing that really effects the flavor the most is getting good coffee! Maybe you could splurge on more expensive coffee that you save for dates, special occasions or when you want to feel fancy!

u/YouthMin1 · 2 pointsr/castiron

Yeah, if someone wants an all in one brewing system for the stove top, the only one I would recommend is a Moka pot.

Their stainless 6 cup and the aluminum 6 cup are both great.

u/SweetNatureHikes · 2 pointsr/starbucks

You might be thinking of a Moka Pot. Besides online, you can usually find them in homeware stores, but they're often cheap (they leak and taste bad, I wouldn't bother with them).

u/k_bomb · 2 pointsr/nfl

Coffee Bean Direct and Red Bird Coffee have good espresso for around $10 a lb.

I was big on the Aeropress and Moka Pot, but people are enamored with the Chemex pour-over.

u/isthatyoujohnwayne_ · 2 pointsr/Coffee

In that price range, you're stuck with stovetop espresso pots.

I use the 3 cup one for personal use. And I have the 6 cup one in case i have to share. And by "cups", its more equivalent to a shot.

Also, something to note, they don't make the modern standard of "true" espresso. However, it is close enough for an affordable alternative and can be used to make most espresso based drinks.

u/nirreskeya · 2 pointsr/cabins

Very exciting, I hope you enjoy the hell out of it for many years. I've written about this before but you might be surprised when you get out there how little you need any kind of formal system. KISS, at least to start. :) To wit:

> Ideally we'd like enough power to power 1 or 2 led nights [sic] at night, maybe a small 32in TV etc. If there is enough power, a coffee maker maybe.

All that said I may not even get to my place next week and if I do I may die in the cold there, so there is the downside to just winging it. Do you have any pictures to post of what you got?

u/0x6d1e · 2 pointsr/Coffee

There are some good pieces of advice in this thread on how to get something like a latte from your French press. But I want to take a moment to explain why you can't get a true cafe latte without an espresso machine.

There are three basic categories of coffee brewing methods:

  1. drip—things like auto-drip machines, V60 pourover, Chemex, and the like, where hot water is added to the grounds and allowed to flow through impeded only by the grounds themselves and a filter

  2. immersion—things like French Press and the Clever brewer, where the coffee sits in hot water until extraction is complete, and then the brewed coffee is separated from the grounds

  3. pressure—primarily espresso, though Aeropress and Moka pots fall here too (Aeropress actually straddles pressure and immersion brewing)

    Each style of brewing results in a signifcant difference in the character of the resulting cup; a difference that's much greater than the various methods within each category.

    Since most familiar milk drinks use an espresso base, it's going to be extremely challenging to approach the same sort of flavor and richness from a non-pressure brewing method like a French Press. In fact, espresso is such a high-pressure brewing method that even other pressure methods can't really duplicate its flavor, which is why a true cafe latte really needs a true espresso.

    But you can get close. If you're on a budget (since decent home espresso doesn't come cheap), you'll probably want to use something like a Moka pot. It won't quite be the same as true espresso, but getting into the same "family" of methods will help a lot.

    This Bialetti is a good balance of price and quality—cheaper Moka pots are available, but it's a bit of a crap shoot whether you'll get decent quality or something that either can't build pressure and/or doesn't last.
u/Farnomat · 2 pointsr/trees

Oh, it is. I'm also living with my parents and they would murder me if they'd smell weed in the kitchen lol

I've also heard that the technique with the Mota Pot, or a regular italian coffee maker is pretty smell free.

u/AnalyzeAllTheLogs · 2 pointsr/pics

I actually do something like this. Venti Americano (4 shots) plus a extra shot... with half the water... So this is really about 5 shots of espresso with the same amount of water added (10 oz total, so i can add some cream). I've been drinking this every work day for about 4 years.

On the weekends I use a Moka pot with Texas Pecan coffee.

If you're around Houston, check out; I had their Pecan coffee and it was amazing; obviously their pies are good too but I'm more about coffee.

u/Dirt_Bike_Zero · 2 pointsr/Frugal

I just found out about THIS amazing espresso maker last year. I'm literally drinking one right now. Great for camping trips too.

u/NeonGreenTiger · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. An Aeropress brews the smoothes cup of coffee that I've ever had. It also makes espresso since you're using an espresso grind. But you can dilute it by adding additional water.

  2. The iced coffee will last for about a week. Any longer and it gets funky :/

  3. A Moka Pot is a stove top espresso maker. You add water to the bottom, then add grounds and it acts as a percolator.
u/lectroblez · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

I have the perfect solution against such stupidity... a BIALETTI! Better than Starbucks, by a damn sight, and I get to vape my face off with the best espresso every god damned morning.

u/pietertheloopygarou · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

Be careful if you are ordering one of these. The sizing is deceiving. My small (single serving pot) is sold as a 6 cup/tasse size, the large (4 serving pot) is sold as a 18 cup/tasse size.

u/ManDrone · 1 pointr/financialindependence

The 6 cup is my baby. Yes, the coffee is strong. You can boil some water along with it to cut it into two Americanos if you like.

u/itmcb · 1 pointr/Coffee

Hmm. I'm looking on amazon and the top seller is this one. There doesn't seem to be a different stainless version, this is polished aluminum. Is that what you have?

u/justgrowingchesthair · 1 pointr/keto

Thanks for the suggestion. I'm in the mid-east for work right now and there is zero option to get my own coffee.

However, I'm back home in Seattle for a month on Thursday and plan on stocking up on Stumptown espresso like it's the end of the world. I have one of [these] ( so I'm good to go with that. I will take your suggestion though. Thank You!

u/MatticusVP · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

$30 -

Espresso is made from the same beans as any other coffee, its the way that espresso is made, pressure forced through the grounds thus extracting more oils, that makes it espresso.

Now, the device I linked doesnt technically make espresso, it makes moka coffee but its damn close, tastes great, and will save people money. I spend about $3 a week on coffee grounds and drink a full 6cup (about 6 ounces) a day.

u/theshethatsaid · 1 pointr/videos

Why not just buy one of these stovetop espresso makers that will last you a lifetime.

u/treesaremyfriends · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

First imgur album ever.

Thanks for the contest, it was fun. All my roommates were laughing at me as I ran around taking pictures.

It's a couple dollars more than $25, but it something I'd use daily and and and it has prime!

u/GetMentalGetWeird · 1 pointr/CampingGear

Check out a Moka Pot. Here's a video as well. Not particularly light but makes a fantastic cup of coffee!!

Also, here's guide for Cuban coffee which I haven't tried but plan on this weekend.

I've also only ever used instant coffee but I'm taking an overnight trip in two weekends and am going to try my moka pot out on that trip.

Good luck!

Edit: If you like strong, concentrated coffee drink it straight as brewed. The video suggests adding some hot water but I drink mine straight from the pot and extra strong :)

u/cj1990 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Yas gurl. I'm Cuban, let me show you the hookup:

Your coffee maker and your coffee. That's what I use. Other coffee options include this one or this one.

u/ManicMonkey1 · 1 pointr/videos

Good for you! It's so easy and actually kinda fun brewing your own coffee. An easy tool I recommend getting is a Moka Pot. Simple as grinding your coffee, putting water in the base, and letting it boil!

u/ycmd · 1 pointr/Coffee

I had an Aeropress and wasn't a big fan of it. I returned it 2 or 3 days after buying it.

Right now i'm using a [Moka Pot] ( + Ikea Milk Frother + Mr. Coffee Burr Grinder

I would just buy pre-ground espresso (Lavazza/Bustelo/Illy) but I had the grinder already. Anyway, for the ~$50 i spent on all of this i feel like i get a pretty good latte out of it. If you do get a moka pot be aware that the "cups" refers to demitasse cups as in shots. So a 6 cup would be for 2 people and a 3 cup would be for 1 person

u/LouLoomis · 1 pointr/Coffee

I'm with you (recently started drinking coffee after leaving Mormonism and spouse not excited about having a coffee maker in the kitchen). We just visited my wife's friend while on vacation and she made me a cafe au lait that was delicious and easy to make without expensive equipment. In fact, I'm about to invest in the following two things:

u/ukraine_not_weak · 1 pointr/ketorecipes


  • single scoop protein shake (Optimum Nutrition Gold) w/water
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • espresso coffee (courtesy of my Bialetti moka pot

    I've added heavy cream in the past but don't think it contributes much to the taste.
u/traflac · 1 pointr/Seattle

I love this.

u/draxiom · 1 pointr/Coffee

Oh, since you were talking about espresso I assumed you were referring to a low-end consumer machine. Maybe you meant "Bialetti," not "Melitta," which would definitely make tamping unnecessary (steam pressure naturally "tamps" the puck).

u/TracieV42 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Yeah. We have a really good local roaster (Velo) I get my coffee from. I don't drink it often so i get whole beans and grind them as I need it.

I treated myself to a new coffeemaker a couple of years ago sort of like this one but smaller and it's been great. I also have a french press and an espresso maker I sometimes use the Press for tea as well.

Little weird things that sit on top of your cup have become oddly popular up here.

u/theresafire · 1 pointr/gadgets

I have to disagree completely with Bluthru on the Aeropress as a substitute for an espresso. Its not anything close, not even in the same ballpark. Its akin to a french press, although will be slightly different obviously.

If your espresso machine died, and you don't want to shell out the 50-100+ for a new one (and those are the low end "espresso") I'd STRONGLY urge you to get a Moka Pot.

It won't be "espresso" but it will be strong, dark, and delicious. Takes about the same amount of time as a french press/aeropress (toss in water, put in ground coffee, twist together, set on stove on low for 2-5 minutes, fresh coffee).

Moka Pot=closest you can get to espresso without making actual espresso.

Aeropress=stronger than a french press (generally), more akin to a 1 cup serving (like the Keurig/nespresso etc.) and very simple to use. I do recommend the inverted method (as bluthru mentioned).

As an added bonus to the Moka Pot, cleanup=a breeze. You don't put it in the dishwasher, and you don't use soap. Rinse that sucker out (once it has cooled down) and dry it, you're done. (after a year or two you'll have to buy a new seal, but they are on amazon and 3 packs cost maybe 10 bucks).

u/weezer3989 · 1 pointr/technology

I bought this one, it's the original model by the same company that invented it, it works excellently.

u/GeneticRiff · 1 pointr/Coffee

Honest opinion, the most important thing to good coffee is freshly roasted and freshly ground beans.

Get a good grinder and a nice pack of fresh beans (not from a grocery store) find a local coffee shop if you can or order online. Even in a cheap coffee maker this will make a huge difference.

With that in mind here are my recommendations:

u/Blausternchen · 1 pointr/germany

Maybe buy a Moca machine like this for an inexpensive trial.

The most important aspect is getting freshly roasted quality beans (Arabica) anyway, and grinding them just before brewing.

u/AmNotLost · 1 pointr/Coffee

> Bosnian kettle

Is that something like an ibrik? Like this?

I feel like a stovetop moka pot is something you should look into. Something like this, if strong is your goal.

u/ninj0e · 1 pointr/Coffee

I would opt for a Moka Pot if you are into stronger blends. You can also check out the Brikka from Bialetti if you want something close to an espresso with crema.

u/ccbeef · 0 pointsr/Coffee

No, I'm saying that espresso* is cheap to make.

The medium-sized Moka pot is $35 on Amazon.

u/kurlash · 0 pointsr/BuyItForLife

try this and change your life


u/ThimeeX · -5 pointsr/DIY

You can get away with $30 for a surprisingly good cup of espresso:

Great for camping!