Mocka Express Bialetti
by Alda Quinti
As a typical Italian mom, I love to enjoy a good cup of coffee everyday. For me, drinking a good cup of coffee means a good coffee quality made with a good coffee maker. I bought this coffee maker last summer during my vacation in Italy.
I like it, because coffee has a rich taste, and not a watery taste from electric coffee makers. In addition, the handle does not get burnt.
Handle can get burnt when you are making coffee on a stove; but this one is made out of a heatproof material. Another good thing of these type of coffee makers is that, since they are express, you use just the necessary amount of coffee to get a rich cup of coffee, or you can use less to get a not that rich cup of coffee. I think that with an electric coffee maker you have to use more coffee, to get the same amount of coffee, and it does not taste the same.
I wash it with steel wool soap, and it always gets shiny and clean. My grandmother always told me ?Do not wash your coffee maker with soap?. According to her, soap damages the coffee maker material. I am not sure whether this would happen with the new brands, but I keep her advice just in case. She also would say, if the coffee maker gets clogged, just put water and vinegar, and boil the coffee maker like making coffee.
Eventually, you will need to change the gasket, and you will have it back again.
I also have another express coffee maker that I bought in Spain 10 years ago. It needs a new gasket. One day, I forgot it was boiling on the stove, and the gasket got burnt. The problem with this one is the handle.
This is made of steel, and gets very hot when you are making coffee. So, you have to be careful, or you?ll get hurt if your express coffee maker does not have a heatproof handle.