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Topic: Espresso maker (6 msgs / 234 lines)
1) From: MS
How are the steel stove top espresso makers; the type that you water water in on the bottom and as it boils the water goes into the top chamber through a filter that holds the coffee. Are these any good?
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2) From: Brett Mason
They're called Mokapots.
I use a coarser grind, and don't jst boil it on high, as the water
rrushes by and burns the coffee.  I heat mine on a medium flame, until
the air bubbles start to follow the brew...
Great coffee, asnd great price.
Brett
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3) From: Colin Wen
I am not a Italian (Taiwanese instead).
But I thought the espresso machine has been invented way back to 1884.
And the manual lever espresso machine has shown up at early 1990 (by
Bezzera first then sold to La Pavoni, wikipedia).
I am not a expert of stovetop/moka or whatever people call it.
But in my experience the flavor from the moka is never close to espresso.
Even the cheap home appliance - Sunbeam EM6910 can pour good espresso close
to commercial one (my opinion).
I will say the coffee taste is very from filter, dripping, siphon, moka and
espresso machine.
But I will never say the moka is a espresso maker.
However, probably I am a Taiwanese and did not know what Italian call their
espresso.
Since they invent this word "espresso", they have the right to give it
definition, not me at least.
Hope John will get lovely espresso machine does not matter with one.
Cheers
Colin
On 26 May 2012 03:12, Stephen Sadler  wrote:
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4) From: Rob Lombardi
Stephen,
 
Computers used to be massive machines that take up an entire room. Today we can hold one in our hand. Imagine someone today complaining that they grew up with computers being massive room-sized machines and think computers are mainly for big rooms and that the average person should be using something like an abacus. Drop that smart-phone! Perhaps that helps put your espresso machine bias in perspective. ;)
 
Embrace the espresso machine. :)
 
-Rob

5) From: Kris McN
Stephen,
Moka pot vs. espresso machine is kinda comparing apples and oranges isn't
it (or WP and DP, maybe)?  I love my moka pot, but it makes a different cup
from my espresso machine using the same bean.  Same thing could be said of
my aeropress, or drip vs. french press vs. CCD vs. vac pot.  I don't
consider one to be a replacement for the others and I'd hate to think I'd
have to pick just one - they all have their place in my house!
And I don't think you'll find anyone here clutching their pearls over you
using C+ roasted beans for espresso.  We salute you!  I (and many list
members, I'm sure) always start with a C-C+ roast when I get a new bean and
then go from there until I find the roast level I prefer, which varies from
variety to variety, year to year, and lot to lot, really.  I usually end up
in the C+ to FC+ range, but I'll never know until I try. :)
-Kris McN
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6) From: John and Emma
Don't forget computers that took up entire buildings. It wasn't that long
ago (80's) that the main frame at our local university was six storeys high.
I remember having a tour and you walked around the perimeter hallway, opened
a door, and all that was in front of you was computer. As you walked down
the hall and opened more doors the same thing. No rooms just flashing lights
and computer parts staring you in the face.
John H.


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