Bialetti Moka Pot Sizes Guide
Bialetti Moka Pot Sizes Guide

I borrowed a Bialetti Moka express from a coworker, and he didn’t know the size.

Never try this before. I really didn’t know what I was doing.

As such, I really struggled to try to find a good brew.

Guide Bialetti Moka Pot Sizes

Moka coffee is much more similar to espresso that is made using an espresso maker.

Actually, you may hear some favour to a Moka pot as a stovetop espresso maker.

The coffee that is generated actually has an extraction ratio that is higher than what you get with a new espresso machine.

It is vital to note that Moka coffee is not considered to be an edition of espresso.

The taste of profiles of Moka coffee and espresso are actually pretty different.

Definitely, the specific taste that you will get out of your Moka coffee is going to depend on a few different factors.

When you use to make your Moka coffee will have a big impact on the taste profile that is created.

Things like bean type, grind standard, roast level and water standard will all impact the taste and caffeine level that you experience when it is time to take a sip.

Further, you will control much of what the end item looks and flavours like based on the way you control heat levels during the brewing process.

What does the Moka pot size mean?

It is vital to know that we are not discussing traditional “cup” measurements when it comes to the Moka pot.

The number of “cups” that your Moka pot can generate actually represents the number of fifty-millilitre expresso-sized cups that can be produced.

One Moka cup equals about two fluid ounces in American measurements. Bear in mind that the right measurements can change.

Anyway, let’s take a look at the standard chart for a Moka pot:

  • One cup will equal two fluid ounces.
  • Three cups will equal 6.5 fluid ounces.
  • Six cups will equal ten fluid ounces.
  • Nine cups will equal 18.5 fluid ounces.
  • Twelve cups will equal 25 fluid ounces.

It basically went like this:

  • For the first brew, I treated it like a single cup brewer. The coffee was burnt, bitter, and smelled like a wet newspaper.

  • For the second brew, I treated it like a three cup brewer, but it still came out way too strong.

  • For the third brew, I made some variable changes, still treating it like a three cup brewer, but the brew was much too bitter for my taste.

Then I started looking online for help, and after finding some dimensions online, I realized that I have a SIX CUP brewer, and everything made sense.

On my fourth brew, treating it like it should be, the coffee came out so much better. It was a world of difference.

So, for future reference, here is a listing of Bialetti Moka express heights.

Hopefully, this will be of benefit to someone else who isn’t sure of the capacity of their Bialetti Moka express, such as those who inherited or borrowed them:

Bialetti Moka Pot Sizes Guide
Bialetti Moka Pot Sizes Guide

Size guide

The Bialetti Moka Express comes in a variety of sizes – each cup corresponding roughly to a ~30-50ml concentrated shot, and most people tend to like doubles. To make a longer drink, many people will dilute the concentrate for an Americano style coffee.

When choosing your size, please bear in mind that the Bialetti stovetop will not work well when partially full, so pick a size that you’ll be happy to fill each time.

Many people will have a larger one for groups and a smaller one for solo cups of delicious coffee.

Here are our recommendations in terms of the number of people being brewed for:

Cups Capacity (ml / fl. oz.) Height (cm. / in.)
1 60 mL / 2 fl. oz. 13 cm. / 5 in.
3 200 mL / 6.5 fl. oz. 16 cm. / 6 in.
6 300 mL / 10 fl. oz 22 cm. / 8.5 in.
9 550 mL / 18.5 fl. oz 25 cm. / 10 in.
12 775 mL / 25 fl. oz 29 cm. / 11.5 in.

Walk into an Italian home, and you’re more than likely to spot one of these distinctive octagonal contraptions.

For over 8 decades, the Bialetti Moka Express has been used by coffee lovers in Italy and the world over to make fantastic espresso-style coffee and easily.

All you need to do is fill the bottom with water, fill the filter basket with freshly ground coffee, and put your Moka Express (or Moka pot as some people call it) on the stove, and within minutes you will have a rich and delicious coffee. Read below for more detailed instructions.

How to make a coffee with the Bialetti Moka Express

  1. Grind your coffee to a medium-fine grind (slightly coarser than espresso)
  2. Fill the bottom chamber with water up to the valve. Ideally, this water should already be hot to avoid the coffee sitting on the stove too long, but cold water works too!
  3. Place your ground coffee in the filter basket and level off. It should be full but do not tamp the coffee down – you want it loosely packed.
  4. Place the filter basket in the bottom chamber with the water and screw on the top part (don’t use the plastic handle for leverage).
  5. Place the Moka Express on the stove on medium heat.
  6. Watch or listen for the coffee to start coming out (you can lift the top)
  7. Once the coffee turns light in colour or you start hearing gurgling, immediately take the Moka Express off the heat. The trick is to catch it before you overheat the coffee.
  8. Pour immediately!
Bialetti Moka Pot Sizes Guide
Bialetti Moka Pot Sizes Guide

 

Product features

  • Makes a concentrated, rich espresso-style coffee
  • Made of highly durable aluminium – they have been known to last a lifetime
  • Easy to clean – rinse & wipe and allow to dry
  • Suitable for gas or electric stoves
  • Great for camping

Bialetti Stovetop Espresso Moka Pot Comparison

Bialetti Moka Express Aluminium Stovetop Coffee Maker (3 Cup)

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Features

  • 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 Moka Express Aluminium Stovetop Coffee Maker (4 Cup)

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Features

  • 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 Moka Express Aluminium Stovetop Coffee Maker (6 Cup)

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Features

  • 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 Moka Express Aluminium Stovetop Coffee Maker (2 Cup)

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Features

  • 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 Venus Induction 'R' Stovetop Coffee Maker (4 Cup)

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Features

  • 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 Rainbow Aluminium Stovetop Coffee Maker (3 Cup) - Light Blue

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Features

  • Brightly colored stovetop coffee maker for an awakening in a good mood
  • High quality: made of aluminum, like the traditional moka express
  • Maximum safety: patented safety valve, inspectable and easy to clean
  • Suitable for all hobs, except induction hobs
  • Ideal for preparing real Italian coffee

Bialetti Moka Express Aluminium Stovetop Coffee Maker (1 Cup)

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Features

  • 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 Moka Express Aluminium Stovetop Coffee Maker (9 Cup)

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Features

  • 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 Moka Express Italia Collection (Tricolor), 3 cup coffee maker, Aluminum

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Features

  • Suitable for 3 cups
  • Material: Aluminium, Plastic
  • Suitable for all types of cookers (except induction)

Bialetti Moka Induction Stovetop Coffee Maker (3 Cup) - Anthracite

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Features

  • The first Moka for use also on induction hobs
  • High quality: steel boiler and aluminum collector
  • Ergonomic anti-scald handle with soft touch effect
  • Maximum safety: patented safety valve, inspectable and easy to clean
  • Suitable for all hobs except induction hobs

Bialetti Moka Express 6 Cup Espresso Maker

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Features

  • Moka Express
  • 6 TZ
  • Italy
  • Model number: 8006363018944

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Features

  • The first Moka for use also on induction hobs
  • High quality: steel boiler and aluminum collector
  • Ergonomic anti-scald handle with soft touch effect
  • Maximum safety: patented safety valve, inspectable and easy to clean
  • Suitable for all hobs except induction hobs

Bialetti Moka Express Aluminium Stovetop Coffee Maker (12 Cup)

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Features

  • 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 New Moka Induction Coffee Pot, 6 Cups, 280 ml, Aluminium, Red

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Features

  • Moka Induction Coffee Maker suitable for induction (suitable for all hobs)
  • Bi-layer technology for perfect coffee: the outer steel layer of the boiler ensures operation even on induction hobs, while the internal aluminum layer ensures even heat distribution
  • Like the coffee of the classic Moka: the aluminium binder, the material of which the classic Moka is made, combined with the bi-layer boiler ensures a coffee and pleasant as the coffee prepared with the traditional Moka
  • 6 cup coffee maker (280 ml coffee)
  • Try it with perfect ground coffee Moka Bialetti

Bialetti Black CD Cafetière Moka Express 3tz, Aluminium, 30 x 20 x 15 cm

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Features

  • The Bialetti Moka Express 3tz model is used to brew 3 cups of espresso at the same time The total capacity is 150ml The aluminum-cast coffee maker impresses with its quality of workmanship The classic shape unchanged for decades in new colors will be an original element of any kitchen
  • The handle and an additional black plastic handle ensure the convenience of carrying and serving the finished drink Bialetti Moka Express can be used on gas and electric burners The product should be positioned so that the handle is out of reach of the heat source
  • The coffee maker should be washed by hand without using detergents It is not dishwasher safe When choosing the size of the coffeemaker remember that each brewing should be followed by the amount of coffee specified by the manufacturer
  • The coffee machine consists of an upper tank with a gasket a filter and a lower tank Black colour Material aluminum Number of espresso 3 Induction hobs no Capacity 150 ml Width 8 cm Height 16 cm

Bialetti Venus Induction 'R' Stovetop Coffee Maker (6 Cup)

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Features

  • 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