Bialetti cappuccino maker (Mukka Express)
I had fallen in love with the delicious taste of espresso coffee and French vanilla cappuccinos after visiting my local coffee shop too many times. I realized that I was spending far too much every week on this caffeine mission so I decided to try to imitate this same taste at home. I researched espresso machines and realized that most of the good ones are simply out of my price range.
Then I started to look into stovetop espresso makers and I came across a Bialetti cappuccino maker called Mukka Express. I had read all the reviews which praised it as an excellent stovetop cappuccino maker. The reviews on this little compact machine had me sold. I purchased this espresso pot and brought it home. I could not wait to try it out.
It took a few minutes to make my first cappuccino and once it was brewed I sat down to reap the rewards. The taste was comparable to my favorite coffee shop. Great!
So far so good. The second time I was using Mukka Express I was showing it to my friend ... - and it overflew and made a big mess all over the place. My friend was obviously not very impressed. Since then I have learned a good lesson never to overfill this espresso pot. The instructions actually tell you not to overfill it, but I guess I just had to learn it the hard way.
So, how do you actually use it? It is quite easy to use. You just add water to the base, put ground coffee into the filter, screw all the parts together and put milk into the top. Then you press a buttong on the lid and heat in on a stovetop. In a few minutes the button on the lid pops up and the cappuccino is ready. This sounds a bit complicated, but I found the instructions actually very easy to follow.
I am very happy with this cappuccino maker and it has already paid for itself in just a few months. For me this really is the best coffee maker that I could get.Editor's note
Bialetti Mukka Express is an excellent stovetop cappuccino maker. You can use it to make latte, cappuccino as well as plain espresso-style coffee. It is really a very clever design that allows you to froth milk at the same time as you are brewing your coffee.
Mukka express is easy to use, but you have to make sure that you follow the instructions. If you overfill it, not screw it together correctly or if you use too high heat, it will overflow.
The user reviews are very good and most owners simply love their little Bialetti cappuccino maker. One drawback that many point out is the amount of coffee that Mukka Express makes - it really is enough only for one person.
For people who do not like using the stove, there is also an electric version of this cappuccino maker. The electric Mukka Express works in the same way as the stovetop version except that it comes with an electrical base that is used instead of the stove.