I currently have a Bialetti "Class" stovetop coffee maker, which makes the best non-espresso coffee I have tasted - as full-flavored as a French press, but much cleaner tasting. However, at a 12-ounce capacity, it doesn't make very much at a time, and I am looking to upgrade to a larger size. The problem is, Bialetti designates their sizes in "cups" ("tazze" in Italian) rather than ounces, and I don't know how much a "cup" is. It is not 8 ounces, like in the U.S. Rather, they are referring to espresso-sized cups, and I don't know if those are 2 ounces or 3. Additionally, I don't know which size my maker is; it could be a 4-cup or 6-cup size. If I were intent on getting another Bialetti, I could just get the largest size - 10 "cups" - and forget about it. However, Bodum also makes a stovetop model, the largest of which is 24 ounces, effectively doubling my capacity, but at a significantly higher cost than the 10-cup Bialetti. Thus, I don't know if by going with a 10-cup Bialetti, I'll be getting a capacity of 20 ounces or 30, which will be the deciding factor in going between Bialetti and Bodum. Is anybody familiar with European "cups" enough to know the capacity of the Bialetti models? Thanks.
Just for reference, here are the two makers I'm looking at:
Bialetti "Class" 10-cup stovetop model
Bodum (Chambord) 24-ounce stovetop model