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Topic: Krups Moka Brew - Worth a try? (19 msgs / 354 lines)
1) From: Eddie Dove
I just got back from a store where I saw a Krups Moka Brew on one of the
shelves.  I have a Technivorm, but my understanding is that the Moka Brew
make "different coffee".  I was just wondering if the Krups Moka Brew was
worth buying and trying for about $50.00.  I do realize I will be getting
your opinion, and that is exactly what I am looking for.
Respectfully,
Eddie

2) From: Brian Kamnetz
Run, don't walk, back to that shop and buy that Moka Brew!
Brian
On 9/29/06, Eddie Dove  wrote:
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3) From: Les
Ditto Brian's comment.
On 9/29/06, Brian Kamnetz  wrote:
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4) From: Michael Dhabolt
Eddie,
Ditto again. And if it doesn't trip your trigger, let me know and I'll
take it off your hands ;~)
Mike (just plain)

5) From: Wesley Simon
At $50, buy every one that is on the shelf.  You can make money off each one
on ebay.
On 9/29/06, Eddie Dove  wrote:
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6) From: Barbara C. Greenspon
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Absolutely, without a doubt --  go get it!
Barbara
Eddie Dove wrote:
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7) From: raymanowen
When you have yours, would you consider disclosing just where this
emporium of great foresight is, Eddie?
Or, if you can snag a few yourself, go with the 'Bay. Better yet, you
might drop some hints here, and make some folks happy without
commercializing the List.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
-- 
"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the
Mighty Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976

8) From: Eddie Dove
I did go back and get it; it was the only one they had.  I will try it this
weekend.  Any suggestions with respect to the amount of coffee to use as
compared to my TV would be appreciated.  Also, does anyone know of other
filters that work with it.
RayO said, "you might drop some hints here, and make some folks happy
without commercializing the List."  The store is named "Tuesday Morning".
Given its popularity, I had already thought that it would be nice to do so
and I called the other two in the area, but they had exactly none. :-(
Eddie
On 9/30/06, raymanowen  wrote:
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9) From: Vicki Smith
I now use the cloth filters designed for Cona/Yama/Hario vac pots. If 
you want paper, the Melitta filters designed for percolators work well, 
just don't punch out the circle designed to accommodate the percolator 
stem. You may have to use two of them, overlapping.
As for amounts--the pot makes 40 ounces. Mark Prince recommends 43 grams 
of coffee. I use a bit more, but less than the high end of the 1.2-1.5 
grams per ounce guideline for drip.
vicki (sending you my KMB guide by private mail)
Eddie Dove wrote:
  Any suggestions with respect to the amount of coffee to
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10) From: David T. Borton
 >>>...it is called Tuesdays Mornings...>>>
I had never heard of them.  They are a 'close out/liquidator' retailer.
Here is a store locator to find one near you.  http://www.tuesdaymorning.com/storelocator/storelocator.aspGuess what?  Have one about 7 miles north of us (never knew it was 
there) that will get a visit from me after I finish the Fall gardening 
clean-up this afternoon.
DB
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11) From: David T. Borton
 >>>vicki (sending you my KMB guide by private mail) . . . >>>
Vicki,
In case Tues Morn's has one in stock here without the manual, is this 
pdf file the correct one for the KMB you are familiar with?http://www.coffeegeek.com/files/119/krupsmokabrew.pdfDB
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"Live as if you were to die tomorrow,
learn as if you were to live forever."
     Mahatma Gandhi

12) From: Mark J Bergh
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Eddie,
I use 55g of coffee ground just a tad more course than for espresso (12-15
on my Rocky).  Lightly tamp to a smooth and level surface; use a full load
of water.  Sit back and wait, wait, wait.  The process is slow as the water
comes to temp but the process is enjoyable as the first half of the brew
develops a great looking head of foam/crema (assuming you're using fresh
roast beans).  The final part of the brew process emits a God-Awful smell;
don't be dismayed, it has nothing to do with the taste you are creating.
Give a stir to mix the stratified brew and pour, pour, pour!
The coffee is heavy, hearty and downright delicious.  Although, my wife and
others find it too strong, even overpowering.  If you need to tone it down,
don't back off on the quantity of ground coffee, rather, cut the finished
brew with more hot water!  I have tried 50g, 45g, 40g, even 60g (too much
ground coffee in the filter holder).  The weaker you try to make it, the
worse it tastes.
I think the MB delivers better tastes with the more earthy, chocolate,
deeper based beans rather than the lighter noted beans.  My favorite to date
is the Moka Kadir (SM blend) roasted to FC+.
Enjoy!!
 
MJB (in beautiful Fallbrook, CA)  
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Eddie Dove
Sent: Saturday, September 30, 2006 6:29 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: Re: +Krups Moka Brew - Worth a try?
I did go back and get it; it was the only one they had.  I will try it this
weekend.  Any suggestions with respect to the amount of coffee to use as
compared to my TV would be appreciated.  Also, does anyone know of other
filters that work with it. 
RayO said, "you might drop some hints here, and make some folks happy
without commercializing the List."  The store is named "Tuesday Morning".
Given its popularity, I had already thought that it would be nice to do so
and I called the other two in the area, but they had exactly none. :-( 
Eddie
On 9/30/06, raymanowen  > wrote: 
When you have yours, would you consider disclosing just where this
emporium of great foresight is, Eddie?
Or, if you can snag a few yourself, go with the 'Bay. Better yet, you
might drop some hints here, and make some folks happy without
commercializing the List.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa! 
--
"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the
Mighty Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976

13) From: miKe mcKoffee
While I don't own a Moka Brew I highly suspect the amount to use by weight
will vary by bean and roast. Different beans/roasts same weight same grind
will actually yield different volume of grinds. Importance likely
consistency of volume grinds used, same as in building an espresso
portafilter shot.
 
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
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[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Mark J Bergh
	Sent: Saturday, September 30, 2006 8:59 AM
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	Eddie,
	I use 55g of coffee ground just a tad more course than for espresso
(12-15 on my Rocky).  Lightly tamp to a smooth and level surface; use a full
load of water.  Sit back and wait, wait, wait.  The process is slow as the
water comes to temp but the process is enjoyable as the first half of the
brew develops a great looking head of foam/crema (assuming you're using
fresh roast beans).  The final part of the brew process emits a God-Awful
smell; don't be dismayed, it has nothing to do with the taste you are
creating.  Give a stir to mix the stratified brew and pour, pour, pour!
	The coffee is heavy, hearty and downright delicious.  Although, my
wife and others find it too strong, even overpowering.  If you need to tone
it down, don't back off on the quantity of ground coffee, rather, cut the
finished brew with more hot water!  I have tried 50g, 45g, 40g, even 60g
(too much ground coffee in the filter holder).  The weaker you try to make
it, the worse it tastes.
	I think the MB delivers better tastes with the more earthy,
chocolate, deeper based beans rather than the lighter noted beans.  My
favorite to date is the Moka Kadir (SM blend) roasted to FC+.
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14) From: Brian Kamnetz
David,
I am not Vicki, but the link shows the correct Krups Moka Brew
machine. Seems like they do have a machine with a similar name that is
simply a normal drip coffee machine.
Brian
On 9/30/06, David T. Borton  wrote:
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15) From: raymanowen
David- there are 12 of those stores within a 25 mile radius of my zipcode. I
called the closest two and they have Krups stuff, but not the KMB. I would
have hollered on the list if I had located any.
Do a Google search for the KMB, call the suppliers that list it in-stock,
and be prepared with your billing information if you actually want one. Get
a shipping tracking number and insure the thing for at least the highest
price you find online.
Hah! When the ex- Baggage Mashers wreck it, do you even think you'll find a
replacement? Don't be Kuripot and save money shipping the cheapest way.
Should you do that- just drop ship it to me and I'll get the replacement
carafe, mend the rest of it and ship it on to you.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
Sinabi ko "KiKiBee?" (Dutch Treat)- she said "Kuripot na!" (Cheapskate)
On 9/30/06, David T. Borton  wrote:
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16) From: Eddie Dove
Oooooooh!  I really like this brewer (sorry Michael) and the brew it makes
... it is different.  I only got to try it out once this weekend, but with
everyone's input, it was a successful first try.  However, due to my
penchant for self preservation, I don't this will replace my Technivorm
during the weekdays at 4:00 AM.  One does have to pay attention to what one
is doing with this brewer.  I can see how a simple mistake can make for a
lasting memory, as others have intimated.
Again, thanks everyone!
Eddie
On 9/30/06, raymanowen  wrote:
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17) From: an iconoclast
On 9/30/06, Vicki Smith  wrote:
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We use 60 grams as it seems to suit our taste.  That seems to be the
high end of the recommendation.
Ann

18) From: Eddie Dove
I want to thank everyone that for recommending I buy this and for help with
how to use it.  I am drinking from the 2nd pot of coffee I have made in this
thing and it is awesome!  About 60 grams of Java Government Estate Pancoer
roasted to full city, with about 6 days rest.  This is one of my favorite
coffees and it is just mind blowing in the Moka Brew.
Thank you!
Eddie
On 10/2/06, an iconoclast  wrote:
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19) From: an iconoclast
On 10/7/06, Eddie Dove  wrote:
This is one of my favorite
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Amen.
Ann


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