This is my new Moka Pot and boy does it make GOOD coffee...the Italian way! I bought it after my espresso machine broke...again...aauurrgghh. But this little stovetop espresso maker makes better espresso than even my espresso machine did! I'm very pleased! Even Ben likes the coffee I make now! All Italian homes have these in them, so I'm convinced that Italian's have one up on American's when it comes to their coffee. This makes a very rich, almost thick brew. Mmmmmm!