Espresso makers, also known as moka pots, bialettis, percolators and Italian coffee makers, have been making sure that old-school coffee lovers are satisfied since the 1930s – yes, they’ve actually been around for so long. You can produce thicker, stronger coffee with a firm crema. Although they can handle any kind of roast, they are especially suited for dark roasts, hence their nickname: The Dark Roast King
So, what are the best moka pots? And how do you find the best espresso machine for your personal use? Well, you have to test the machine first.
Moka pots vary greatly in quality, and you need a high-quality moka pot and the right technique if you want them to always make a good cup of coffee. Luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you and put together the best of the best when it comes to espresso machines.
Bialetti Elegance Venus
Made from one of the homes of true coffee lovers (Italy), this Moka pot delivers an excellent brew. It is made of 18/10 stainless steel which is not only safe but great at conducting heat. It also adds to the design and aesthetic appeal of this brewer.
Attached to the beautiful steel body is an insulated handle that comes in handy when the brewer is piping hot. It is also quite portable and detachable, so you can take it with you on an extended trip.
The best thing about Bialetti’s Elegance Venus is that it can handle any type of heating system including induction hobs. It comes in 4 and 6 cup sizes, which is just enough for regular coffee users.
The Original Bialetti Moka Express
This is another great Moka pot from the Bialetti family, which, as always, has excellent characteristics. First, it has a unique octagonal shape, which contributes to a uniform heat distribution, which is crucial for proper extraction.
Maintenance and cleaning are also easy as they can be removed quickly. The Moka Express comes with a well-insulated carrying handle that can be worn while hot. The design is also quite noble thanks to the polished aluminum housing.
Speaking of design, you can get it in various colors and sizes ranging from 1 to 9 cups.
Cuisinox Roma 6-cup Stainless Steel Stovetop Espresso Maker
This espresso maker has a high price, but with good reason. Apart from its noble design and appearance, it is supplied with high quality food grade 18/10 stainless steel.
With a size of 6 cups, those of you who add milk to your coffee should easily be able to make 9 or 10 cups. It also works well on both a stove and an electric burner.
Rapid Brew Stovetop Coffee Percolator
Don’t let the small compact design fool you. This moka pot is capable of making between 2 to 9 cups.
The heavy stainless steel case not only makes it durable, but also gives it a pleasing appearance. Speaking of which, it comes with an upper glass lid so you can watch your coffee brewing.
Its compact nature and the size also makes it an excellent coffee maker for camping.
Delonghi EMK6 Alicia Electric Moka Espresso Coffee Maker
If you want to turn things upside down by turning off the conventional espresso machine, an electric should do the trick.
The Delonghi Alicia is an electric moka pot that combines the delicate art of coffee extraction using electricity.
It comes with an automatic shut-off that ensures that the coffee never burns or overflows. You can choose between 3 and 6 cup sizes. This is convenient for frequent coffee consumers as well as for those who only occasionally prefer coffee.
The transparent collection chamber gives it a unique design and allows you to observe the brewing process.
Coletti “Bozeman” Percolator Coffee Pot – 9 Cup Stainless Steel
“The Bozeman Percolator by Coletti is an excellent choice for those looking for something that’s both high quality and extremely durable.
The concept of campfire coffee has been incorporated into the design, making it ideal for camping and other outdoor activities. It is made of high quality stainless steel and gives the coffee an abundance to which the cheaper counterparts do not quite fit.
Another big plus is that Coletti Coffee donates 100% of its profits to charity. Who says you can not drink coffee at the same time and make the world a little better?