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Bialetti Moka Express - Viktor Klimo's Review
Posted: December 28, 2004, 4:29pm
review rating: 7.2
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Arrow The Bialetti Moka Express has 13 Reviews
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Andre Vieira 9.00
Elvira Stathatou 8.54
Laura Taylor 8.33
Paula Campbell 8.33
Colleen Canavan 7.57

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 9.2
Product Reviewed: Moka Express
Manufacturer: Bialetti Quality: 10
Average Price: Varies Usability: 7
Price Paid: $24.00 Cost vs. Value 10
Where Bought: casa del cafe Aesthetics 10
Owned for: 6 months Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: no brand moka pot
Bottom Line: trully the espresso you can enjoy at your home, just like the Bialetti slogan says...
Positive Product Points

long lasting product, easy to use, makes very good coffee at home

Negative Product Points

needs a bit of attention and training

Detailed Commentary

when I first tried coffee from a moka pot, I did not like it quite much. I was used to drink picolo lattes and machiatos and this coffee was different. But since I moved from Sydney to Slovakia, and it was hard to find some decent coffee place (expecially if you work at Bar Coluzzi...), I decided to get an old moka pot from my grandparents, just gave it a good wash and ruined the whole thing... People, just do not wash this pot with soap or anything else than pure water... been there, done that, no joy...
another thing, you have to train a bit with the moka pot... namely with the level of fire (if used on a gas stove), and also practise with the moment, when you turn the heat off... I cannot give you a guide for that... as for all coffee making techniques, you need to practise and find the thing that suits you. I have a 6 cup and a 3 cup moka pot and I have found out that both of them need a bit different handling. The bigger one needs a bit of more heat, the small one not that much... etc etc...

Buying Experience

casa del cafe in Bratislava, Slovakia have great and experienced staff, the first time I visited them, I spent 2 hours chating with the owner... it is the only place in Slovakia to buy Francis Francis espresso machines, also different coffee blends etc... overall a great place to forget about time and have a chat about some decent coffee.

Three Month Followup

well, after using my Bialetti Moka Express for 3 months now, all I can say, the coffee is getting better every day, but still, not as good, as my 20 years old moka pot.

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