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Hello again, coffee friends! If you (like me) love using a moka pot for making delicious coffee, you’ll love this article. The Primula Classic Stovetop espresso and coffee maker is one of the most popular moka pots on the market, and (in my opinion) for good reason.
So, read on as I list all the pros and cons of this coffee maker.
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What is a Moka Pot?
The moka pot is one of the most unique coffee makers out there. Originally designed by Alfonso Bialetti in 1933, it is infamous for its artistic design and ability to produce great coffee.
It features three main components: a lower chamber for water, an upper chamber for coffee grounds, and a funnel-shaped filter in between.
The brewing process commences as heat is applied, causing the water in the lower chamber to build pressure and rise through the coffee grounds, creating a rich, intense brew.
What sets the Moka pot apart is its ability to produce a brew that lies somewhere between espresso and regular coffee. The result is a concentrated taste that offers a smooth and full-bodied taste.
Design and Durability
If you’ve used a moka pot before, this one won’t look too different. It’s just the classic look, but as the saying goes: ‘If it’s not broken, don’t fix it!’
However, this one is made with cast aluminium, making it much more durable than most competitors on the market.
And cast aluminium doesn’t just help with durability. I found that it also provided even heat distribution when it came to the coffee, making my drinks taste much nicer and improving the flavour and aroma compared to other moka pots I’ve tried.
Another benefit I found when it comes to the design is its flip-top lid.
It is easy to open and close, and what’s more, the knob is heat resistant, saving my poor thumbs from getting burnt every time I want to open it up and pour hot, fresh coffee out.
Cleaning This Coffee Maker
This Moka pot is ridiculously easy to clean. All I needed to do was rinse the maker with warm water and then allow them to dry, and then I could use it again straight away.
As most coffee makers can take a while to clean, having one that takes around 2 minutes is a massive time saving for me.
Great Coffee Home and Away
The moka pot I tried produced 12 servings of delicious espresso coffee and was the perfect size for drinking coffee with some friends.
I love Cuban coffee, and the Moka pot is the perfect coffee maker for doing this the traditional way.
Check out our How to Make Cuban Coffee article if you’re interested in trying it out!
Another great advantage I found is that you can take it with you on your adventures, so you’re only a few minutes away from great coffee.
It is light and portable and can work on electric, ceramic, and gas (as well as propane) stovetops, making this the perfect addition to your camping gear.
Wrapping Up the Primula Classic Stovetop Espresso and Coffee Maker Review
In total, I found that this was a great, cheap machine that was easy to clean and produces great coffee.
However, it’s not perfect. If you’re looking for a more high-tech machine that can produce a range of different coffee drinks rather than simple espresso, you might need to go for an espresso machine.
Why not check out the Diletta Bellow?
I hope you liked reading my review. Have you used this coffee maker before? Let me know what you think in the comments below!