This Italian piece of equipment, designed in 1933, is popular due to its ability to create a thick and dense espresso without electricity or fancy equipment. Not only is it effective at getting the job done, it has also become a style icon and adds a little nostalgia and charm to the trend setter’s kitchen.

Espresso
What you’ll need:
Coffee beans
Bialetti
Grinder
Gas stove
Kettle
Scale
Timer
 
Brew Time
3-6 minutes

Step 1

Grind about 20-22g of coffee quite finely.

Step 2

Fill the bottom half of your pot with boiling water.

Step 3

Fill the pot’s filter basket with the ground coffee, and give it a shake to settle the grounds evenly. Now place it into the bottom compartment.

Step 4

Carefully screw on the top part of the pot.

Step 5

Place the pot on a gas hob set to medium heat.

Step 6

When the water in the bottom chamber approaches a boil, the pressure will push a stream of coffee slowly through the upper chamber. If it explodes upward, your water is too hot. If it doesn’t seem to do much, turn up your flame. You know it’s done when you hear that charming hissing, bubbling sound.

Step 7

Pour out into your cup and enjoy!

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