Bialetti Venus


The Bialetti has been the iconic home coffee maker since 1933. Over 330 million of these have been made. The Bialetti is a classic part of Italian culinary culture in any home, and using it as one of your brew methods will add a bit of coffee romance to your day.

The Moka Pot can be used to produce a cup which, while not quite espresso, is viscous and rich. You are getting close without a lot of fancy and expensive equipment. With great, freshly and correctly ground coffee, a bit of effort and some frothed milk you can even produce a flat white that is pretty darn close to acceptable. Froth your milk with a Bialetti hand frother (if you want to stay away from electric gadgets) or get an induction milk frother – these do a pretty solid job. Consider using a moka pot at home and drinking your espresso in a cafe where a skilled, experienced barista is making your coffee on a top quality (and very expensive) commercial machine.

  • Resulting brew: intense.
  • Best with: can be used with all coffees and roasts. Modulate dosing and water temperature to tune the brew for your favourite coffee
  • Body: rich, heavy and intense, but not quite espresso
  • Acidity: low — medium
  • Effort: medium
  • Grind: slightly coarser than espresso

The Venus range has been around for a while. A bit more modern in look than the classic Moke Express. It is also made in stainless steel, rather than aluminium (for the classic moka pot) which might be a concern for some.

Our single origin coffees are all packed into 250g bags straight from the roaster. For optimal freshness, if you select 1kg of a single-origin coffee, it will be shipped as 4x250g bags.  
Our blends and decaf are packed into both 250g and 1kg bags. 

Origin’s Moka Pot Brewing Guidelines

Other Moka Pot Brew Guides

  • Barista Warehouse (AU) – A great article with lots of history and discussion around how the Moka Pot can be used to achieve espresso-like drinks.
  • Perfect Daily Grind Moke Pot Brew Guide which has some very interesting insights into how some fanatics tune their moka pot brewing.

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