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Topic: MokaPot Thoughts (4 msgs / 97 lines)
1) From: Edward Spiegel
Hi folks,
Many aeons ago when I was in high school (which is when I became a coffee lover) I bought a stovetop espresso maker (which I guess should really be called a moka pot) -- I retired it when I went to college and recently found it in a box in the attic. While it obviously does not actually make espresso, I understand that some people like the coffee that it delivers.
Not having touched it in 20 years (or more, ikes!), I am wondering what people think of moka pot brewed coffee and what tips there are for getting its best cup. I vaguely recall that it was easy to burn the coffee -- probably because I used high heat rather than gentle heat.
Thx in advance,
--Edward

2) From: Gene Smith
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people think of moka pot brewed coffee and what tips there are for getting
its best cup. I vaguely recall that it was easy to burn the coffee -- 
probably because I used high heat rather than gentle heat.
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Excellent instructions on our hosts' website, Edward:http://www.sweetmarias.com/brew.inst.mokapot.htmlGene Smith
riding the wild learning curve, in Houston

3) From: Tom Ulmer
I like it.
Indeed you need to figure out the stovetop setting to just make it work. A
couple of coffee-less runs will give you a good indication of the correct
setting bearing in mind the pressure will have to overcome the grind and
pack. I like a medium fine grind lightly packed.
Clean it meticulously and keep a supply of any soft goods needed.

4) From: Mike Gallant
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	I don't have a "manual" moka pot, but I do have a Krups Moka
Brew, which probably produces a cup somewhere between that from a true
moka pot and drip, and I love the flavour of the coffee that comes from
it. As soon as I can convince my wife of the need for yet another coffee
gadget, I plan to get a stovetop moka pot from Tom. He has a basic tip
sheet posted at:http://www.sweetmarias.com/brew.inst.mokapot.html-mike
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Mike Gallant
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