IMUSA USA B120-42V Aluminum Espresso Stovetop Coffeemaker 3-Cup, Silver

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About this item Note: 1)Too coarse a grind, too little coffee, or insufficiently tamping the grounds before brewing can all lead to inadequate pressure for a proper brew. 2)It is important to note that the amount of espresso extracted will vary depending on the grind size and amount and reprogramming may be needed when the size and amount are adjusted Made with Durable Aluminum that Keeps Coffee Warm 3-Cup Capacity with Cool Touch Handle and Knob for easy handling It’s Small and Portable Design Makes it Easy for Sharing Designed with a Flip up Top and Side Pour Spout for Easy Serving Ideal when Making Espresso Detaches for Easy Cleaning after using


From the manufacturer

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IMUSA stovetop espresso makers allow you to be a barista at home! This stovetop espresso maker brews under a mild pressure, forcing hot water up from the base through ground coffee then into the top carafe in just minutes! The stainless steel exterior will match perfectly with your kitchen decor and will satisfy the need of just about any coffee lover.


How to Use:

  1. Add water to the bottom half (do not Exceed Safety Value)
  2. Lay coffee into Funnel
  3. Assemble together and place in stove until brewing process is complete.
  4. ENJOY!

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IMUSA is an ethnic houseware brand with deep roots in Latin America and the United States that offers hundreds of houseware products including gadgets, cookware, appliances, espresso, and ethnic specialty items. IMUSA quality has been tested and handed down by homemakers who have been cooking for their families for more than 80 years! We invite you to learn about our line of products, try our recipes, and explore the exciting world of ethnic cuisines.

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3 Cups



Product Dimensions

3.74 x 5.12 x 6.69 inches

Special Feature

Portable,Permanent Filter

Coffee Maker Type




Filter Type




Specific Uses For Product

Espresso Maker

Item Weight

10.4 ounces

Included Components



120 watts


42 Volts

Model Name

Aluminum Espresso Stovetop Coffeemaker 3-Cup

Number of Items


Human Interface Input



Imusa USA



Item model number


Customer Reviews

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Best Sellers Rank

#7,001 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen) #5 in Stovetop Espresso & Moka Pots

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Date First Available

July 24, 2006

10 отзывов на IMUSA USA B120-42V Aluminum Espresso Stovetop Coffeemaker 3-Cup, Silver


    The media could not be loaded.  This little coffee pot is capable of brewing delicious coffee with a little work and patience you will have a great little coffee maker I have used these for 20+ years I am happy to share what works for me because the directions are vague in places. However there are things that you need to do first before using it to brew your coffee I will explain why. Now If you are not willing to take the time because your lazy, and/or ask for a golden goose during a factory tour whining when factory owner says no your not going to like this coffee maker do yourself a favor give it away as a gift. If you have arthritis or your hands hurt I have arthritis and carpal tunnel just have someone help or just take your time this is not a race. When I pulled this one out of the box I noticed aluminum dust and debris inside and that the threads are a little rough this is to be expected it is not coated this is a cast aluminum aka Pot metal. For many years before the plug and play instant gratification nonsense came about everything you can think of cookware wise was made like this and it was excellent it lasted forever. So I am going to walk you through what I did to make this a good little coffee maker and how to maintain it. First use warm not hot water and normal dishwashing soap along with a non abrasive dishwashing sponge or cotton washcloth or soft bristle nylon brush . Do not use acidic, aggressive, or caustic cleaners its not neccessary and you will ruin your coffee maker. So begin to thoroughly wash/rinse everything inside and out including funnel until all dirt and debris are cleaned out and dry everything with a cotton cloth. Fill the coffee maker with water as the directions specify to the valve and assemble do not add coffee. Now when you assemble the top to the base do not over tighten dont forget your gasket sometimes they fall out just place it back in place. Hold the top and base when tightening not the handle or you will break your handle. As you feel the base make contact with the silicone gasket in the top just tighten snug to seal not over tight this will help seat your gasket. If in doubt about how tight turn until top makes contact with bottom turn until it snugs about a half of an inch extra tighten you don’t want to bind your silicone gasket. Place on a burner with the handle away from the burner so it doesn’t melt turning heat to medium high while waiting for it to finish the brewing process watch the little brass safety valve it will probably steam a little this is completely normal your valve is working fine. If it leaks between the top and base while percolating remove from heat, allow to cool and tighten a little more when you refill it this sometimes happens dont give up. Pour off the water and allow it to cool this is your first heat cycle a very important part of breaking in your new coffee maker. Absolutely do not cool it off under a faucet with water I know its tempting yet just patiently wait for it to cool on its own down to room temperature for everything to expand contact properly. When it has completely cooled off pull it completely apart again. Looking inside you might see more little black spots or loose debris this is normal rinse and wash them out again as described above. Wipe dry the outside and inside dry with a cotton cloth this prevents water spots and helps loosen any debris. Fill with water to valve again tighten snug not too tight and place it on a burner on medium heat allowing it to run water through watch the pressure relief when finished pour it out allow to completely cool to room temperature completing your second heat cycle. When cool disassemble your coffee maker notice how it comes apart your gasket in the top should seat nicely with the bottom and you shouldn’t have any cast debris they should be gone it should look nice and clean inside. Now I will tell you what I do for a delicious cup of espresso. Fill with water using cool or cold filtered water up to the valve, drop in the funnel, add coffee level with the top of funnel loosely no need to tamp, screw on top notice how nicely it seats after all that work, place on burner on medium heat, listening for it to percolate its done when the top is about 3/4 full usually, and pour your espresso into a cup enjoy. It should taste amazing if its too strong or too weak adjust your coffee amount or heating temperature. When finished rinse thoroughly and wipe dry. If you place it in the dishwasher I don’t recommend that I made that mistake. Hard water spots happen don’t worry about them. With proper cleaning and care this should last for many years. I use these at home, shop, traveling, and they are wonderful on a camping stove. If you notice any yuck on the bottom from a burner or if coffee maker gets nasty dirty inside/outside I clean these with non abrasive white shop hand cleaner buffing it in until dirt is loose, wipe off excess cleaner, wash as described above, and cycle water through it. I have many of these in different sizes all plain aluminum like this. I have polished the outsides of these and and top inside to a beautiful shine with aluminum polish using the same procedure as you do with silverware when I encounter hard water or high mineral water. I have sanded the rough cast inside surface of the base smooth and polished the inside to a mirror shine for fun and easy cleaning. I have busted off or melted off the handles and replaced them with different designs of my own creation. I have Heliarc welded these if they get a seep in the bottom or if the lid hinge breaks/cracks. With care you should be able to pass this on to your children or someone close to you who loves delicious espresso. Hopefully this was helpful for you and you enjoy your espresso maker. If you have any questions just ask me and I will share what has worked for me. Good luck and importantly have fun.

  2. KristinaKristina

    I wanted an espresso machine but don’t have the money or the space. Not to mention the amount of faff that comes with it. This seemed like a quick easy affordable option and so far I’m happy with it.Yes- It is small. It’s an espresso maker, not a coffee pot. I actually wanted this size so it’s not an issue for me. I would look for another brand/option if you want a full pot of coffee. This will only make a couple espresso shots at a time. It says 3 cups, but I don’t think it means measuring cups. I put a standard mug in my photo for reference.I saw other reviews where the plastic pieces broke off so I assume you have to be careful of how you place it on the heat source, how long, how hot, etc. I’ll update my review if I have any issues like that.Also, you need to clean it well before first use. Mine had a bunch of gook and aluminum shavings in it that I prefer not to drink. Otherwise, for $5? Yes. I am very happy with it.

  3. jes

    I’m only in the cleaning stage! Take what I say with a grain of salt, I did not grow up with these and it is my first experience with a percolator. I’m in the cleaning it stage, so I just had clean water move through it to pick up any debris, but:It works!! It’s so exciting to try something new. I’m also interested in FIRE (financial independence retire early) but I flipping am addicted to coffee. How can I still have great lattes but not spend $5 a day more or less? Cue: this moka pot!My sister and dad both have those big fancy machines with the cups that cost over $100 a pop! Thing is, I don’t know if I even like the flavor very much that comes out of those. Even the flavored kinds just taste bitter and burnt.So I am on a mission to figure out how to make a decent espresso latte etc myself on a super tight budget. At the time of purchase, this pot was about $5. And the Cuban coffee? Under $5, too. I am ECSTATIC that I might be able to make decent espresso and completely slash my expenses. And there are so many types of drinks to try! It’s just, well, fun to be able to learn about the mixes and possibilities. Feels like $5 we’ll spent already!

  4. PierangelaPierangela

    Is small, fair for the price! I can make 2 espressos cups, if you mix it with 2 cups of milk you have a very nice strong flavor café con leche! Good for couples! If you have people visiting you, you need to make it twice so is good for 4 people! Fits perfect in my mini coffee bar station! I’ve been using it everyday for one week now and I’m satisfied for now!

  5. Shilialee

    I got this to carry along woth me as I move from place to place over the next few months. It works like a dream, easy to hand wash amd makes yummy coffee!I only paid $6 for this after tax and when it came I laughed because it’s literally the size of my hand ? I now understand why it was only $5 LOL works well though!

  6. Circleduck

    I was sceptical of buying one of these, although I had read that these baby mocca pots can make very good espresso coffee. The one I purchased, the 3 cup Imusa, is Amazon’s most inexpensive mocca pot, so I figured if I didn’t like the resulting coffee, I hadn’t lost much. The pot came promptly and intact, and was securely boxed and wrapped. Although it is a tiny thing, shiny aluminum and bakelite (looking) handle and top knob, it is well made. Everything fit and was nicely finished. I took it apart — the bottom with the water reservoir and coffee basket unscrews from the top part which holds the brewed coffee. There is a non-removable metal filter underneath the coffee basket, and another filter above the coffee basket that is secured to the top pot with a silicone gasket. This top filter and gasket are removable for cleaning. I had done some reading and watched some YT videos on how to make coffee with a mocca pot, so I went with the best advice, in my judgment, and used the following procedure to make my first pot of mocca: First I cleaned everything under running warm water and let the parts air dry, except for the bottom water reservoir, which I swabbed out with a paper towel because there looked to be some manufacturing grunge and I wanted to make sure all of that was gone. That done, I filled the water reservoir up to the brass pressure relief valve with HOT tap water, filled the coffee basket with a popular brand of fine ground espresso to the top of the basket and smoothed it flat with a spoon. I did not tamp it down — all sources agree you do not want to compress the grounds, since this is not a high pressure brewing method. I then scewed the base onto the top and placed the pot on one of my stove’s rear small elements (electric glass cooktop preheated on high — works just fine). Nothing audible happened for a minute or two, then the little pot began to gurgle. Let me be real clear here, since my pre-brew homework was a little confusing on this point: although you can’t hear anything at first, the mocca pot is silently pushing water up through the coffee grounds, so that when you actually start to hear it gurgling, most of the water in the reservoir is gone and it’s starting to siphon an air/water mixture — hence the gurgling. After about 10 — 15 seconds of gurgling, I took the pot off of the heat (you do not want to wait until the gurgling stops, because that means only steam going through the grounds, resulting in that bitter taste no one wants) and poured out the contents in the top part into a cop. It amounted to about 3 espresso shots, just as advertised. It was a thick, opaque espresso, with a little crema (not as much crema as a regular espresso machine, but some). I’m a milk and sugar person, so I added my usual and took a sip. You know the very satisfactory feeling and the taste when you sip a very good shot of espresso — and this little mocca pot delivered. ‘Nuff said.

  7. Bhan

    I use my little espresso pot daily and loooove it. Easy to use, easy to clean, and durable. 10/10 would recommend

  8. Esbieta

    I really like this small coffeemaker. It’s the perfect size for my needs, and the taste of the coffee is amazing. It seems like a durable product and the cleaning process is more than easy. This product is great for two people who like to enjoy a strong espresso, I’m absolutely satisfied with this little one. I highly recommend it.

  9. Jesse James

    i went to culinary institute of america in 1996 in 2007 while living in phialdelphia and came across a similar brands 3 cup maker and wanted to explore if making dancing with wolves coffee made great coffee.since it was a self contained coffee maker with a filter to cook the 1 tablespoon of coffee which makes one 6 ounce cup of coffee. a starbucks small full to the top is 12 ounces this is half of that. its for people who will love making single cups ALL the time.i found it made the hottest coffee with extracting the most flavor and caffeine ive ever tasted. i finally found the coffee maker of my desires. then the next day returned that 3 cup maker back to walmart and bought the 6 cup maker. with double the grinds and water it didnt have the same flavor or caffeine amount. the next day i returned that to walmart and rebought the 3 cup can not pick this up by the handle. this brand unlike that brands spout came to a sharp point this one is made correctly and spout is rounded at the end. it will leave a coffee residue on the bottom of your cup like a tequila worm you down that because maybe that is all the caffeine?i in the future in 2012 bought a 3 cup brand name version thats much nicer called the bialetti brand imported from italy that turned brown, leaked and the handle melted at the cheapest price i could find was 5 times this brands price for the same thing at over $25 in 2012 while living in los angeles. information a lot because i ask a lot of questions! simply…otherwise…

  10. D

    Easy to clean and makes great strong coffee. I like to add a spoon of coffee and a spoon of brown sugar together in the filter to make it sweet.

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