The Bialetti Moka Pot has gone through several enhancements since its original model in 1933. One of these enhanced models is the Venus, which is a modern, stylish and practical take on the original Moka Express (espresso) stovetop maker. Unlike the standard Moka Express, the Venus is also compatible with induction stovetops. The high-quality stainless steel used offers a thicker protection of the boiler and, like the Moka Express, has ergonomic heat-resistant handles.
The Venus is available in the 6-cup size (producing 250-275ml).
Directions for use:
- Fill the lower chamber with water just below the valve.
- Insert the funnel and fill it with coffee ground for Moka (slightly coarser than espresso). Remove any coffee grounds on the edge of the funnel.
- Tightly screw the upper part of the pot on to the base. Avoid using the handle for leverage.
- Select burner size to fit bottom of pot. For gas stovetop, make sure the flame is not larger than bottom of pot. The flame should not come around the sides of the pot and if the heat is too high, it may over extract and result in burnt flavours.
- Place pot on the stovetop until the water boils and coffee begins to come out of the center post. There will be a gurgling sound during this process.
- When the top of the pot is full of coffee, remove from stove. Hazel brown foam appears just seconds before the coffee is completely done.
- Before pouring coffee, stir it in the upper chamber with a small spoon to equalize all the different coffee layers for optimum flavour.
Cleaning: wash by hand with warm water and do not reassemble the product until all parts are completely dry to avoid oxidation. Do not use soap or detergent and do not place in dishwasher.