The Bialetti Moka Express 18 cups allows you to make 8 small cups of coffee in one go. You can use this percolator with gas or on an electric cooktop. The handle has an ergonomic design and provides a lot of grip that way. Both the handle and the button on the lid are made of plastic, so they remain cool while you're preparing coffee.You can prepare small, strong cups of coffee with a percolator. One cup is similar to a double espresso.