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Brew the Perfect Italian stove top coffee with Bialetti Moka Express Moka Color Review and Giveaway

September 21, 2014

IMG_2368I officially have my first stove-top espresso maker and as a coffee lover I was super excited to check it out and find out how everything works.

When I was a kid I always remember my grandparents would boil there water on the stove then add it there coffee, now I can boil the water and make my coffee at the same time!

The Bialetti Moka Express Moka Color is a smooth little creation that makes brewing coffee easy, clean and simple.  Not only does it create a delicious Italian coffee experience, it also makes a pretty and classic addition to any kitchen.

Now let me show you how easy it is to use..


Like always, when you purchase a new product, rinse it out with water first.  Now the first thing you need to do is twist the top section off the Moka Express then remove the included filter.  Afterwards fill up the bottom chamber with water, there is a fill line inside so you don’t overfill.


Replace the filter and add your favorite Espresso grind.  I actually used Dunkin Donuts packaged coffee on my first attempt and although it isn’t an espresso grind it still tasted great, the filter is large enough to make a regular cup of coffee too.

Also don’t pack the coffee down as you would do in a regular espresso machine as this can be a safety hazard, simply fill it with your chosen coffee and replace the lid.


Once you have your coffee set up inside the filter, turn on the stove to a medium, screw the lid back on tightly then leave it for 4 or 5 minutes until your coffee is perfectly brewed!


There is also a valve on the side that will release pressure if it gets too high, from what I have read the valve doesn’t release very often and you should give it the occasional twist an turn.


The pressurized hot water goes up through the grind and is strained through the upper funnel and filter whilst the rubber gasket provides a seal that maintains the pressure.  The All of the parts can be easily removed and cleaning is really easy.  The Moka Express does get very hot so I recommend waiting at least  10 minutes before removing the parts.

I couldn’t be more pleased with how great this product works, I have quite a few electric coffee machines and I have to say this actually seems to make the coffee taste fresher than any electric one I have now.  I recommend using the freshest ground coffee for the best experience with any coffee or Espresso maker, it’s all about the freshness.

About Bialetti

Bialetti is an Italian brand of stove top coffee makers and cookware products that’s bringing a unique combination of current yet accessible Italian design and quality at every price point. Headquarted in Coccaglio, Italy, Bialetti puts a face on the modern Italian’s unique approach to life, with a passion for all things good, style & design, food, friends, family and relaxation.

Founded in 1933, Bialetti first came to market in Europe as the creator of the “Moka Express.” Today, the company offers an Italian-inspired line of cookware, kitchen tools and gadgets, as well as its wide range of stovetop coffee makers.

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Since it’s National Coffee Day on September 29th, Bialetti wants one lucky reader to experience the amazing Moka Color and has offered to give one away, enter below!

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255..
  • Ashley (PiqueintheBox)
    September 22, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Where is the giveaway? 🙂

    • Lyn
      September 22, 2014 at 5:55 pm

      Adding it just now, check back in 10 minutes!

  • Dorothy Boucher
    September 24, 2014 at 10:57 am

    lol this video is too funny, I promise myself I won’t drink coffee before bed loll

  • Lilia Kharabora
    September 24, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    This guy is awesome!! 😀 Love the fact that a latte in Italy is just milk. Need to order a Latte Machiato for it to happen. All his no’s are fun!

  • Helga
    September 26, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    I learned no drinking cappuccino after breakfast time – he is a hoot!

  • Maryann D.
    September 26, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    I learned that you should not have Capuccino after breakfast, expresso is not good early in the AM.

  • Marnie G (Derrick Todd)
    September 27, 2014 at 2:49 am

    Loved this!!!! It is interesting that Espresso is acceptable anytime however, its frowned upon to drink cappuccino after breakfast.

  • Bella boo
    September 29, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    lol funny!! no capachino after breakfast, hmmm I wonder what if you have breakfast for dinner? lol

  • Rita Spratlen
    September 29, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    No coffee to go. It makes no sense. No strong coffee at night!!

  • Linda Bradshaw
    September 30, 2014 at 9:05 am

    I learned there are certain times to drink certain drinks. I figured you could just drink anytime.

  • Sandra Watts
    September 30, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    The guy in the video is sexy and I will drink coffee with him any time of the day he wants.

  • terra j sweeps
    October 5, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    I like the info about when to drink different drinks.

  • Deb K
    October 8, 2014 at 1:55 am

    Ha Ha~OK no coffee at night!

  • Tracy Melhinch
    October 9, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    This was hilarious! No coffee at night, which I learned the hard way!