This is a moka pot - moka pots make very good, strong coffee, but they do not make espresso (not enough steam pressure). That being said, if you want a great-tasting, full-bodied coffee, this is the product for you! I love this coffee maker.
For the people who are disappointed that "it doesn't make 6 cups", moka pots are meant to make small, espresso-sized cups, NOT standard-sized coffee cups. This pot is no exception. It's not fair to downgrade a rating because of this.
A couple of hints to make a great cup of coffee: I use the canned version of Cafe Bustelo, and it's just the right grind for this pot. Also, when the instructions say "heat on low", they really mean it! I know it seems as if it will take forever this way, but any higher than low heat and you will either 1. melt the handle, or 2. burn the coffee.
This is one terrific moka pot and I am very pleased with my purchase.