Bialetti Moka Express 3 Cup UK Review 

 February 12, 2021

By  Enda McLarnon

Thanks for taking your time to read our review of the popular Bialetti Moka Express 3 cup coffee maker. Please note that this is a small coffee maker and will make up to 3 espresso shots. If you prefer a mug of coffee, then this will make enough for a strong espresso, and you can then add water to fill up your mug.

This is a good choice for 1-2 people for making coffee. For entertaining you will need a bigger capacity of the same model.

This does make strong coffee, and many people say this stovetop method makes the best tasting coffee. I am firmly in that camp but others may find this type of coffee too strong. Make coffee using your favourite beans, pour into a small espresso cup, add half a teaspoon of sugar and I am in heaven.

You will find at least one and usually many more in every Italian kitchen, and if you ever try it out, you will realise why.

Bialetti Moka Express

How Buyers Rate the Bialetti Moka?

Buyer Satisfaction
  • Overall 2,000+ online buyers have given this stovetop coffee maker a 9% buyer satisfaction
  • 80% of these same buyers have given this stovetop a full 5 star review
  • To date 2% of all buyers have given this a poor review.
easy to use

What Online Buyers Say about this Bialetti 3- Cup Moka?

Overall, as we can see, the satisfaction rating is very good. We have now summarised what those same buyers had to actually say about this stovetop, after they had bought and used it.

We have done that by setting it out in a table of Pros and Cons.


  • The vast majority of buyers say this is the best coffee maker they have ever owned
  • Almost every buyer said this model was quieter than any other grinder they had used before
  • Again, almost every buyer said this makes great coffee but it does take a little practise
  • Buyers liked the overall appearance and also said they thought it was very good value for money


  • A few buyers said making this coffee is too much work
  • Some buyers said this wasn't big enough


This section gives details for those who like to see the full product information.

  • This is the classic Italian style stovetop espresso pot
  • It measures 14 x 10.01 x 16.99 cm and weighs 460 grams
  • It has a 150 millilitre capacity and can make 3 cups
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Our Opinion on the Bialetti Moka

The first thing we want to say is NEVER ever put this in the dishwasher or it will tarnish

This makes strong coffee and it is simple enough to use once you get the grind right.

You do have to wait for it to boil up and keep an eye on it, but it really does not take that long.

The only downside of this type of stovetop is the cleaning up process. It is more fiddly than other coffee makers, but when you get used to it, it really is not that much bother.

Bialetti are by far the most popular brand for this type of maker. If this is not the one for you, then check out our list of the top 10 stovetop espresso by clicking here.

This model is the best seller online, so we think worth a try.

Enda McLarnon

Enda McLarnon has a Business Management Honour's Degree and applies his professional insight, to analyse and write helpful product reviews with tips and useful advice. I am also a coffee lover and enjoy tasting all of the coffee types the world has to offer.

Enda McLarnon

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