Summary: Exactly what I wanted! Not for 6 mini cups of expresso, but makes one full mug of regular coffee. Perfect for my morning cup. Old style perc, not drip, so it requires coarser grind. It's a throw back to older times. Saw it on a TV travel show and it doesn't disappoint! Just don't touch it till it cools down!!!
Great coffee and very convenient and user friendly
11 April 2012
Summary: Makes great coffee and the convenience of seeing through the top rather than having to go check all the time, priceless. It is a bit slow compared to the stove top version but I'm sure the savings in electricity more than makes up for it.
Summary: My world traveling sister brought her Alicia when she visited made lattes for us. It is simple and easy to use. While it doesn't have a steamer, you can microwave and whip milk for great lattes. Have had minor problems with leaking where the top screws on, but I think it is user error more than design. Great way to have convenient espresso to go.
Summary: Initially I was very satisfied with this brewer. The only down falls was if you needed to make large batches the base was hot. That wasn't a big deal though. Now several months later the brewer burns the coffee. I can no longer set it and walk away. I have to watch it and then its a fine line between not brewed enough and burnt. I am very unhappy and will try to get a replacement but I may be just looking for another brewer.
Summary: I like this espresso maker very much and have one at home and one at work. I've been using it for about a month and can report that the coffee is very, very good and the unit is easy to clean. The only complaint I have is that it doesn't shut itself off when the coffee is ready. I HATE overcooked coffee (which is one reason I like espresso so much - it never gets close to the heating element) and I bought this hoping I wouldn't have to stand around to turn it off, like I...
Bialetti 6-cup top will replace broken plastic top
Ruby Coffee, Amazon
18 November 2009
Summary: When the transparent plastic top breaks (and with constant use, it will) you can simply replace it with a more sturdy top from a Bialetti 6-cup stove-top model like this: Bialetti Moka Express 6-Cup Stovetop Percolator . Don't throw it all away. No need to buy an entire new one. I dislike the build in redundancy of some modern products, so I'm glad to be able to share this tip.