Moka pots have been around for decades, helping homebrewers around the world quickly create strong, flavorful coffee. These stovetop brewers create one to two bars of pressure, which isn’t enough for true espresso, but do produce concentrated, tasty coffee.

If you’re looking for the best Moka pot, you may be surprised to discover the wide range of choices beyond the original Bialetti. We’ve compiled a list of our favorites with reviews of each Moka pot, as well as a buying guide, so you can find the best product for you. Read on for our list of 10 best Moka pots.

Best Bialetti Espresso Makers:

1. Bialetti Italian Stovetop Espresso Maker

Bialetti is the original manufacturer of the Moka pot, so they are one of the best Italian stovetop espresso makers in the industry. Unsurprisingly, this makes it our top pick. It’s available in multiple sizes, which can work for a variety of coffee drinkers. It takes less than five minutes to brew on the stovetop, which is comparable to a drip coffee maker. This model comes in durable aluminum in that classic Bialetti octagonal shape. It’s designed and made in Italy, so you can be sure that it’s an authentic Moka pot. We appreciated the patented safety valve, which is important due to the pressure. It’s also easy to clean.

The only problem is that the handle is made of plastic, so it can melt on the stovetop easily if left unattended.

Pros:

  • Original manufacturer of the Moka pot
  • Available in multiple sizes
  • Takes less than five minutes to brew on the stovetop
  • Made of aluminum
  • Designed and made in Italy
  • Patented safety valve
  • Easy to clean

Cons:

  • Handle may melt if you leave it unattended for too long

2. Coffee Gator Espresso Moka Pot

The Coffee Gator Espresso Moka Pot is our runner-up because it includes two stainless steel vacuum-insulated mugs. It’s modeled in the style of the original Bialetti Moka pot, but with an industrial, brushed-metal look. It’s made from premium-cast aluminum and includes a safety valve to remove excess steam. The handle stays cool to the touch, as it’s made of plastic. You can use it on a gas, electric, or even a camping stove. It brews up fast in five minutes.

There are a few things keeping the Coffee Gator’s Espresso Moka Pot from our top spot, however. You can’t use this pot on an induction stovetop, and it’s not dishwasher safe. However, clean-up is fairly simple in that you just rinse it out when you’re finished. The biggest problem, though, is that the pot doesn’t actually have a 12-ounce capacity as stated. It’s more like 10 ounces.

Pros:

  • Crafted from premium cast aluminum
  • Includes two stainless steel vacuum-insulated mugs
  • Safety valve to remove excess steam
  • Cool-touch handle
  • Suitable for gas, electric, or even a camping stove
  • Five-minute brew time

Cons:

  • Not for use on induction stovetops
  • Doesn’t actually have a 12-ounce capacity

3. Vremi Stovetop Espresso Maker

For an inexpensive option, we recommend the Vremi Stovetop Espresso Maker. Unlike the previous two Moka pots, you can use this one on induction cooktops, as long as it has a small-diameter coil. This Moka pot comes with a handle that has a rubberized grip, which makes it less likely to melt. It can make six cups of espresso-size shots and is made of durable aluminum.

On the negative side, if you’re looking for a Moka pot for more than one person to use at once, this isn’t the best choice. The capacity is small. It also has problems with leaks, which could be because it doesn’t have as good of a safety valve as the two models mentioned above. It also drips when pouring, which can be annoying to clean up every morning.

Pros:

  • Inexpensive
  • Use on gas, electric, or small-diameter induction cooktops
  • Rubberized handle
  • Makes six cups of espresso-size shots
  • Made of durable aluminum

Cons:

  • Leaks
  • Drips when pouring
  • Small capacity

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