Thanks Palouse. I too have the Bialetti but it’s a 6 cup. I bought this some years ago and have built a collection of moka machines now. The mokaexpress has a thick base as you can see in the image which makes it substantially heavy. I don’t know if it improves the result but makes for a solid piece of kit.Nicely shot, Ben. I'm very happy with my single Bialetti.