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Tired of the bland coffee you brew at home? A moka pot, which is the traditional Italian way of brewing coffee on the stove, is so easy to use (see below) and makes a rich and delicious cup of joe that has an intensity somewhere between drip coffee and espresso. To many coffee and espresso drinkers, that “intensely-flavored brew with exceptional body and richness reminiscent of espresso,” as Williams Sonoma puts it, is what they crave, which is why we’re calling out a major sale on this top-rated moka pot: The 6-Cup MILANO Stovetop Espresso Maker is on sale for just $24 with code MILANO3. It normally retails for about $31. Here’s what to know before you buy.
What we like about the deal:
- The reviews are great: This moka pot is Business Insider’s No. 1 pick for best moka maker, with the site calling it “the most durable and functional aluminum moka pot we’ve tried yet” that is also “priced to compete.” (That’s especially true now with its new $24 pricetag.) New York Magazine is a fan as well with the reviewer noting that she now owns this type of moka pot and it “curbed her $25-a-week latte habit.”
- The price is right: It regularly retails for $31, which is way cheaper than most espresso makers and some coffee makers.
- It’s easy to use: To use a moka pot, fill the filter basket with finely ground coffee; add boiling water to the base (you can also add cold water, but some experts say it’s better to add boiling water); connect the top, filter basket and bottom; and pop it on the stove. This video is a helpful guide on how to use a moka pot.
Other things to consider: The flavor of moka coffee, which is in between espresso and drip coffee, isn’t for everyone. Though it’s easy to use, it’s not as easy as pressing a button on your coffee maker, and to get the perfect richness for you may take some trial and error.
Bottom line: If you’re looking to add some zing to your morning coffee game, this well-priced moka maker is a great bet.