Cheap Moka Pots- any real difference?
March 5, 2014 6:05 AM Subscribe
Are all moka pots made roughly equal? Does a real Bialetti produce any discernible difference compared to a cheap knock-off?
posted by redwaterman to Food & Drink (15 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
As a life long drip drinker I have recently switched to moka pots...and, my god, I haven't slept in days. I'm kidding, but I'm never drinking drip coffee again. I've been rocking a 2-cup Bialetti Moka Express (and yes, freshly ground beans and everything), but now I want to be able to make just 1 cup, or 4 cups when I have company...etc. But that's a lot of money for me. There are numerous stores in my area that sells store brand versions (kind of like IKEA's, but with uglier packaging) for much cheaper. Should I get a real Bialetti? will a knock off produce the same coffee?