Stovetop coffee makers are one of the oldest and most popular ways of making coffee in the world. The first such coffee maker was the Bialetti Moka Express which has been Italy’s most popular coffee maker since its invention in 1933.
The original Bialetti’s name is so well known that many now refer to these stovetop coffee makers as Moka Pots. Although not technically espresso makers (you need an espresso machine for that), these coffee makers make a rich concentrated brew like an espresso for a fraction of the price. They are also durable, easy to use & maintain and can serve their owners faithfully for many years.