Bialetti Coffee Makers

Bialetti (not Bialleti or Bialeti, which many people misspell) is an Italian firm that holds a privileged position in the competition of domestic coffee machines, thanks mainly to its dominance in the Italian coffee makers sector.

It is a pioneering company, with a long history, whose coffee machines only perfect and refine the essence of an ancient and simple extraction method. A Bialetti coffee maker is synonymous with quality and prestige in this industry.

The wide variety of Bialetti Moka coffee machines allows you to find models of all sizes, colours and functions. It makes it possible for the Italian company to reach all sectors of the public: young, veteran, demanding, etc.

And, consequently, it is not strange to see Bialetti coffee makers at the top of the sales list all over the world, and mainly in Europe and Latin America (where Italian espresso machines are more popular).

In this page, we will briefly describe the particular characteristics of each Bialetti coffee maker, and if possible, we will also try to outline the differences between them.

Buying a Bialetti Coffee Machine: Prices and History

Talking about a Bialetti coffee maker is synonymous with the Italian coffee maker or mocha maker, the ones you’ve been using all your life. There is no other company in the market with a greater quantity and variety of Italian coffee makers, of all kinds, colours and prices.

Bialetti offers us some of the most classic and best-selling Italian coffee makers in history, such as the Moka Express or the Brikka Elite; modern and elegant designs such as the Dama, the Musa or the Venus, electric coffee makers such as the Easy Timer or the Elektrika. In all of them you can appreciate a unique and careful attention to detail, and the Bialetti logo appears on handles, finishes and edges.

It is not in vain that the Italian coffee machine or mocha (as we know it today) was first patented in 1933 for Alfonso Bialetti by the inventor Luigi De Ponti. Today, the Bialetti firm continues to manufacture and sell this same model, almost without modification, under the name of Moka Express.

Here is a complete sample of their current catalogue on sale at Amazon:

Are you thinking of buying a 2-cup Bialetti coffee maker? Or maybe a 6-cup Italian Bialetti coffee maker? How do I clean the mocha? What if it breaks down? Don’t worry, there are many questions, but almost all of them have an answer.

We have selected for you the most relevant content of our website regarding the Italian Bialetti coffee machines and the mocha world in general.

If you have an Italian Bialetti coffee maker at home (or are thinking of buying one), you will surely be interested in reading the following material:

Where to buy a Bialetti coffee maker?

We usually recommend Amazon because it is the place where the best offers are and where they have all the Bialetti models in stock.

However, many users still prefer to go to a physical store to “see and touch” their coffee maker before taking it home. In this case you are also lucky, because there are many Bialetti shops in the big cities. Mainly in large shopping centres and in surfaces.

So you know, if you don’t like to buy online much, you don’t have an excuse either. Bialetti makes it very easy for you!

Comparison of Bialetti Coffee Makers

In this comparative table of Bialetti coffee makers, you can quickly see the basic features of each model, as well as easily access their file (review on our website) or their Amazon purchase page.

The Reference: the legendary Moka Express

If there’s one coffee maker that perfectly defines all Bialetti’s values, it’s the Moka Express. As we mentioned earlier, it’s the original Moka coffee maker, practically unchanged since its patenting in the first third of the 20th century. Reliable, long-lasting, economical, with a great brand behind it what more could you ask for? A classic among classics.

If you want to know more about it, the best thing is to read the exhaustive analysis of the Moka Express on our website.

Bialetti Moka Express Aluminium Stovetop Coffee Maker (9 Cup)
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Bialetti Moka Express Aluminium Stovetop Coffee Maker (9 Cup)
  • Invented by Alfonso Bialetti in 1933, a symbol of Made in Italy all over the world
  • The only one with 8 faces, with the unmistakable little man with a mustache
  • High quality: made of aluminum, with ergonomic handle
  • Maximum safety: patented safety valve, inspectable and easy to clean
  • Suitable for all hobs except induction hobs

Bialetti’s most elegant designs

Although it is a long-lived and pioneering brand, Bialetti has also known how to update the designs of its Italian coffee machines to adapt to new times and the most refined tastes of its consumers. Proof of this are models with beautiful and elegant lines such as the Kitty, the Venus (in the image), the Dama or the suggestive Bialetti Musa.

Stainless steel, polished surface and absence of edges are the common denominators of Bialetti’s most exquisite line of coffee machines. Moreover, this whole block of coffee machines, being made of 18/10 stainless steel, can be used on induction cookers without any problem.

Bialetti Venus Induction 'R' Stovetop Coffee Maker (4 Cup)
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Bialetti Venus Induction 'R' Stovetop Coffee Maker (4 Cup)
  • Steel stovetop coffe makers with an essential style and harmonious shapes
  • High quality: made of steel, a resistant material that does not oxidize over time
  • Ergonomic handle for a comfortable grip
  • Maximum safety: patented safety valve, inspectable and easy to clean
  • Suitable for all hobs

Bialetti’s electric coffee machines

Most Bialetti coffee machines are manually operated, but the Italians also have two models on the market that can be connected to an electric base. These are the Elektrika (its name indicates it) and the Easy Timer.

The first is a Moka coffee maker with a conventional electric base (it is not necessary to put it on the kitchen stove, attach it to a base that is connected to the electricity grid). The second also has a timer that allows us to program it to activate at the most convenient time, up to 24 hours in advance.

A brand new Bialetti electric coffee maker can be purchased for 80-100.

Bialetti EAsy Timer 6 Electric moka pot 0.5 L Manual EAsy Timer 6, Electric moka pot, 0.5 L, Ground...
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Bialetti EAsy Timer 6 Electric moka pot 0.5 L Manual EAsy Timer 6, Electric moka pot, 0.5 L, Ground...
  • Used to brew 6 cups of espresso at a time. Operation using buttons on the LCD display. Operation indicated by means of a diode and sound signals. Turns off automatically after brewing coffee.
  • Maintains the brew temperature for 30 minutes. Modeled after the Bialetti Dama model. It should be washed by hand without using detergents. It is not dishwasher safe.
  • Material: aluminum (coffee maker), plastic (stand). Capacity: 0.3 l. Material: aluminum, plastic. Silver color.

Do you like cream?

Moka Crém and Brikka Elite are Bialetti’s two options for those who love that thin layer of cream or foam on top of their espressos. The first one offers a more traditional mechanism, and the second one makes the layer of cream completely automatically, letting the air from the outside go into the mocha, and blowing it into the coffee thanks to an exclusive double valve system.

Both coffee machines are ideal for those who want their espressos to be more like those of an espresso machine.

Bialetti Brikka Aluminium stovetop Coffee Maker (2 Cup)
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Bialetti Brikka Aluminium stovetop Coffee Maker (2 Cup)
  • Brikka, the only stovetop coffee maker capable of dispensing espresso cream.
  • New column with silicone membrane, studied and developed to enhance the maximum creaminess of the coffee.
  • The new silicone membrane technology, combined with the characteristics of the Moka, ensures a result in cup similar to the espresso of the bar: full-bodied, intense and with persistent cream
  • Suitable for all hobs, excluding induction hobs
  • 2 cup stovetop coffeemaker (90 ml coffee)

Bialetti 6989: The carefree side of Bialetti

Bialetti does not renounce to offer more casual or colourful models, despite being a brand that carries classicism and essence as its banner; It is to cover the demands of a younger public or with other aspirations.

Proof of this is the famous and curious Mukka model (not to be confused with the Mokka Express), which is named after the Bialetti 6989, and which imitates in its lines and colours the design of a cow. A coffee maker in the shape of a cow? Yes, you read that right. With its little spots and everything:

Bialetti Mukka Maculata Aluminium Cappuccino Maker (2 Cup)
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Bialetti Mukka Maculata Aluminium Cappuccino Maker (2 Cup)
  • The only product that allows you to prepare espresso cappuccino at home, creamy like that of the bar and with all the ease of use of a coffee maker.
  • Mix coffee with milk by frothing a soft foam, ensuring the repeatability of the result over time
  • High quality: made of aluminum, with ergonomic handle
  • Maximum safety: patented safety valve, inspectable and easy to clean
  • Suitable for all hobs except induction hobs

In Bialetti’s colourful line we also find two models: the Dama and the Fiammetta. Both come in a wide variety of colours, ranging from fire-red to green, blue, gold or violet. If you’re looking for style or decoration, as well as functionality, either of these two Bialetti coffee makers will delight you:

Bialetti 5342 Fiammetta Espresso Maker for 3 Cups, Aluminium, Red
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Bialetti 5342 Fiammetta Espresso Maker for 3 Cups, Aluminium, Red
  • Suitable for 3 cups
  • Material: Aluminium, Plastic
  • Suitable for all types of cookers (except induction)

Both can be purchased in different sizes and various colours, all of them bright and cheerful. As you can see, the design of both is very similar.

The Dama (pictured below) retains the traditional octagonal shape of Italian coffee makers, while the Fiammetta (pictured above) is characterized by a completely rounded upper body, with no edges.

La Cafetiere Bialetti Dama Stove Top Espresso Maker, Black and Polished Steel, 3 Cup
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La Cafetiere Bialetti Dama Stove Top Espresso Maker, Black and Polished Steel, 3 Cup
  • A personalised coffee thanks to the ability to select the quantity and quality of the mixture directly from the filter
  • With black varnished boiler
  • High-gloss
  • Silicone handle and knob, anti-scalding and for a firm and secure grip
  • Exclusive safety valve, easy to inspect and clean, patented Bialetti

Finally, we must mention the Break, a mocha with traditional lines but also featuring several very bold colours.

All these coffee makers have in common their small size: they can barely hold 300 ml at best.

Bialetti Melody: Football Team Coffee Makers

And to make a homeland (which is not to say), Bialetti launched several models of Italian coffee machines decorated with the colours and coats of arms of the most popular football teams in the Transalpine country, such as Roma, AC Milan, Inter, Napoli and Juventus. All these football coffee machines can make 3 cups of espresso and are sold under the generic name of Bialetti Melody:

Bialetti Rome Industries 4372 Moka Melody Maker for 3 Cups
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Bialetti Rome Industries 4372 Moka Melody Maker for 3 Cups
  • Product description: Bialetti Melody Sport Roma
  • Height: 18 cm
  • Format: counter-top
  • Colour: Multi-coloured
  • Technology of the preparation of coffee: Stove

A foray into espresso machines: Mokona

This article on Bialetti is inevitably almost a monograph focused on Italian coffee machines. However, the Italian company also has a well-known model of manual espresso machine: the Bialetti CF40 or Bialetti Mokona.

And of course, despite being an espresso machine, the Mokona has a design that pays homage to and reminds us of the conventional lines of an Italian coffee machine. The memories of the authentic essence of the Bialetti brand are constant in all its products!

This espresso machine, named Mokona, is characterized not only by its peculiar design, but also by its large capacity (1.5 litters) and by its effortless control thanks to its only three buttons or operating switches. For more information, read their review on our website.

Bialetti Mokona Silver 20BAR - CF40S
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