Mini Express

Makes an authentic Italian espresso in seconds

Presenting the only single-cup espresso machine with the pressure and portion size to dispense true Italian espresso. Instantly become an espresso connoisseur with this authentically creamy and full-flavored brew from Bialetti - the world’s leading espresso maker.

Espresso Flavors

FAQ's

What is the Bialetti I Caffe dÕ Italia espresso system?

ItÕs BialettiÕs single-serve espresso system that includes the Mini Express machine and I Caffe dÕItalia (Coffee of Italy) espresso capsules.

What kind of espresso coffee is available?

There are five authentic espresso flavors available Ð all representing a region of Italy. Milano is our mild roast, 100% Arabica blend. Venezia is a light roast with vanilla accents. Roma is our medium bodied roast with a bold rich taste. And Napoli is our full-bodied, more intense roast. And of course we offer a decaffeinated espresso called Italia Deca.

Where does the espresso come from?

The coffee beans are purchased around the world. Then they are roasted, ground and packed in Italy. ItÕs truly Italian coffee.

What is the coffeeÕs shelf-life?

Bialetti I Caff dÕItalia is packed in aluminum capsules giving the coffee an extended shelf-life Ð up to 2 years.

Where else can I purchase espresso capsules?

Capsules can also be purchases at Bloomingdales stores, bloomingsales.com and bedbathandbeyond.com.

Does the Mini Express come with I Caffe dÕItalian espresso capsules?

The machine comes with a starter pack of 10 capsules Ð 2 of each variety.

Does the Mini Express only work with BialettiÕs I Caffe dÕItalia espresso capsules?

The Bialetti Mini Express was designed for Bialetti I Caffe dÕItalia espresso capsules only. No other coffee pods, k-cups or capsules will work.

What is the coffeeÕs shelf-life?

Bialetti I Caffe dÕItalia is packed in aluminum capsules giving the coffee an extended shelf-life Ð up to 2 years.

Does the Mini Express brew coffee, tea or other coffee beverages?

The Mini Express is a single-serve espresso machine. It is specifically designed to create an authentic Italian espresso with rich thick cream.

WhatÕs the brewing time for a single shot?

For a 2 oz shot about 30 seconds.

What is crema? And why is it important?

The sign of a real espresso is ÒcremaÓ which is the thick creamy foam on top of an espresso shot. Creating crema requires high pressure and good espresso ground coffee.

What does Ò20 Bar pressureÓ mean? And why is it important?

Twenty bars of pressure is equivalent to 290psi (pounds per square inch). High pressure is important to get max extraction of the coffee flavors and thick rich crema.

How long does it take the machine to heat up for first coffee?

Once the machine is turned on, it takes about 60 seconds to heat up and be ready for the first brew.

How many espresso shots can I get on a full tank of water?

The 24 oz tank can make up to 12 2-oz. espresso shots.

Can a capsule brew more than one cup of espresso?

A single 7-gram capsule is designed to brew a single 2 oz. shot of espresso.

Is the coffee capsule packaging recyclable?

The capsules are make out of aluminum and are recyclable.

What is the Mini Express warranty?

2-year limited warranty