Bialetti Moka Express Espresso Maker
Italian Coffee at home
As many of you know, here at KosherEye, we enjoy wine, chocolate, & coffee! Our morning coffee offers just the fuel we need to face the day. And, sometimes, we repeat this at lunchtime. (Yes, we realize that it’s the taste along with the caffeine buzz we like.)
In the early morning, we like our coffee full bodied, steamy, hot and black, and make it daily from freshly ground beans. But, for that late morning/or mid-afternoon cup we enjoy a creamy rich latte, or our latest love, flat white.
The Moka Express stovetop espresso maker allows us to brew authentic Italian like coffee, in just minutes. The pot was created in 1933, by Alfonso Bialetti and it revolutionized home coffee brewing in Italy. Today, the easy-to-use pot is still found in nearly 90% of Italian homes and in homes around the world.
We have the one-cup size of the Bialetti Moka Express Pot and use it very often. We simply fill the bottom half of the pot with water; spoon some full bodied ground coffee into the filter cup, affix the filter cup and the top of the pot, and place it on the cooktop over a medium flame. The pot’s handle stays cool. For the cream, we warm some whole milk in a separate pot, or in the microwave and then froth it. When the Bialetti is ready (about 4 minutes later) we pour the hot espresso into a mug, add the frothed warm milk and enjoy every sip.
How to Froth Milk:
We like our Bonjour Primo latte frother – Simply warm milk on stovetop or in microwave and then froth until creamy and foamy. We use dairy whole milk, but soy or almond milk can be used.
Alternatively, if you don’t have a frother, just heat milk; place it in a mason type glass jar. Screw the lid on tightly and shake, shake, shake.
Fancy up your lattes by topping with a shake of spice such as cinnamon, cinnamon sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla powder
From a Starbucks barista: Flat Whites were born in Australia, and popularized in the U.S by Starbucks. Lattes were born in Italy. A latte tastes like a coffee with added warm milk. A flat white tastes more like a velvety, smoother, creamier espresso shot. Enjoy this video demonstration of how a Starbucks barista makes a Flat White:
For more information visit Bialetti.com