Yes, much different. A richer & more concentrated cup from a moka pot.
Moka pots are extremely simple devices. The cheap cast aluminum pots that
are ubiquitous are every bit as good as any other moka pot you'll find. One
thing to look for is the holes at the top of the center column, the holes
that the coffee comes out of. Some pots have the holes pointed up, meaning
you can't open the lid for a peek unless you want a spurt of coffee headed
your way. The variety that has holes on the side is much better. Get the po=
too hot (which you shouldn't) an be a problem but I find the sideways holes
easier to manage.
They cheap aluminum pots are what is in every Italian kitchen. The major
difference is that Italians tend to have a tiny moka pot, one that'll just
fill a demitasse, instead of the larger pots common in the US.
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