Since getting this I've not gone back to using my old moka pot. The taste of the coffee is far superior, & the golden crema makes it look the part. The first time I used it, the sudden force of the coffee spurting out made me jump.
Took a while to get the right coarseness of grind - seems best when slightly less than fine - I grind my own, but would imagine that ground Lavazza or Illy would do.
This 2 cup pot uses about as much ground coffee as my old 3 cup pot, and makes enough coffee to fill an espresso cup to the brim - half of what the old pot made. However, the quality is so much better this is not an issue.
Short of a top quality espresso machine, I don't think you'll make better coffee at home than by using this Brikka pot.