3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Brikka brings home espresso at low cost,
This review is from: Bialetti Brikka Espresso Maker, 2 cup (Kitchen & Home)
Closest home expresso you can have without having to spend substantial money in bulky dedicated expresso stations. Very reliable. Follow instructions with correct amount of water and do not overfill coffee tray. Only minor downside, you have to watch for the coffee coming into the top dish and take the Brikka off the stove/gas ring as soon as you see the coffee coming out. Nothing happens until the pressure forces the coffee through the valve. Then lovely creamy coffee fills up the Brikka very quickly but it does so at coffee boiling point. If you leave the expresso to boil the heat will take part of its aroma. It is OK if you take it straight off the heat source and pour it in a cup. The previous Bialetti expresso version did not have this minor problem though it clearly needed improvement of an unstable valve. This is the only reason for a 4 rather than 5 star rating.