The Bialetti Moka Espresso Maker, has a polished-aluminum octagonal design has been available in Italy since 1933. In the 30s, Italy was in an economically difficult time, which made making coffee at home appealing. This simple little device crafted from aluminum was extremely popular and is still crafted by Bialetti, the same firm that produced it in the 1930s.
Moka Pot stovetop brewers produce a dense concentrated cup that’s something between espresso and Turkish coffee. Coffee is placed into a filter between the lower chamber (that you fill with water) and the upper chamber that will contain the finished beverage after brewing.
It works by passing hot water that has been pressurized by steam through ground coffee beans and produces a hot beverage similar to espresso.
Over 200 Amazon reviewers rated this espresso maker an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
The Bialetti Moka Espresso Maker is available on Amazon for $25.