Been wanting to try one of these for a while.
In short, the Bialetti Moka Pot is a cheap way to make espresso. It forces hot water up through the coffee grounds, different than the drip method most of us are familiar with. The machine is made of three fundamental parts, some gaskets, and an escape valve. It’s a piece of industrial art.
The coffee is, as expected, strong. But quite good
Some additional links / info:
The Secret History Of: Moka Express coffee maker – The Independent
Moka Pot – Stumptown Coffee Roasters