What Is a Stovetop Espresso Maker?

October 11, 2016 0 Comments

You've more than likely seen these futuristic looking things in stores. They look more like a teapot than a coffee maker and if you don't know what they are, you will after reading this blog post!

Primarily known as a moka pot, stovetop espresso makers produce coffee by passing boiling water through ground coffee (same exact concept as an espresso machine). If you're someone who doesn't want all the fuss and work required with a manual espresso machine, a moka pot may be a solid alternative.

Similar to drip coffee machines, a stovetop espresso maker is incredibly easy to use. Simply grind your beans, place your grounds into the funnel and turn on the stove. Whats neat about these machines is that they actually extract more caffeine and the natural flavors of the coffee beans for a much stronger brew than drip machines. 

bialetti stovetop espresso maker

stovetop espresso maker


  • Easy to use
  • Come in multiple sizes
  • Convenient 
  • Higher caffeine count
  • More Flavor
  • Portable
  • Attractive
  • Cheaper than a manual espresso machine


  • High maintenance 
  • Longer brew time
  • Less control over brew


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