HomeRoast Digest


Topic: steam toy (12 msgs / 164 lines)
1) From: Julie H Tieszen
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
Are there any good coffee drinks that can be made with a Krups "steam =
toy" espresso maker?
Don't laugh. This is a serious question. :)
Julie

2) From: James
I'm not laughing, I'm smiling! That is what I started out on. Important thi=
ng is that you won't get the best results but you will get very good result=
s that will start you on the road. All of the steam toys finish by blowing =
the crema away. Also, watch out that if doing multiple runs that the machin=
e does not get too hot. Still, with a good grinder, you can get acceptable =
results. Even steam toy espresso is better than none at all!
  
James i=
n Southern CA
----- Original Message ----
From: Julie H Tieszen 
To: homeroast
Sent: Monday, Jan=
uary 1, 2007 6:50:49 PM
Subject: +steam toy
 
 
Are =
there any good coffee drinks that can be made 
with a Krups "steam toy" e=
spresso maker?
 
Don't laugh. This is a serious question. 
:)=
 
Julie=
Do You Yahoo!?
Tired of spam?  Yahoo! Mail has the best spa=
m protection around http://mail.yahoo.com

3) From: Angelo
These machines have gotten a bad rap they don't deserve. I think it's 
because they are labeled "espresso" machines.. Think "electric Moka 
pot" and you'll get a decent cup of coffee from it...
A+
<Snip>

4) From: Jared Andersson
It seems to me that they can froth milk OK.  Like Angelo said think of it as
an "electric Moka
pot" or use the steaming ability of the Krups with a real moka pot.   I
should think that combo would make very tastey "espresso" like drinks.
Jared
On 1/1/07, Julie H Tieszen  wrote:
<Snip>

5) From: miKe mcKoffee
<Snip>
With the caveat James mentioned. Specifically not capturing the end of the
steam toy brew which will be bitter from over temp over extraction
regardless the grind. With a Moka pot you take it off the heat to avoid
this, can't with steam toy so just put a different container under the spout
to catch the last 1/4 or so of the brew and toss it.
Also important to note is grind coarser like you would for Moka pot (rather
than fine like for espresso).
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.

6) From: Julie H Tieszen
Thanks all! What about tamping?
Julie

7) From: miKe mcKoffee
Tamp lightly or not at all. See also Tom's Moka Pot brewing tips and adapt
them for the steam toy:http://www.sweetmarias.com/brew.inst.mokapot.htmlmiKe
<Snip>

8) From: Justin Marquez
On 1/2/07, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
<Snip>
MiKe - I have never used a moka pot and am considering it - perhaps
you or someone else can enlighten me regarding moka pot brewing.
After the water has been forced up thru the coffee grounds into the
top section, what keeps it from siphoning back down to the bottom
(like a vac pot)? Or does it?  I did not see anything about that in
the SM tip sheet.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)

9) From: Eddie Dove
Justin,
It physically can't.  It travels up a tube almost to the top of the top part
before it comes out an opening and acquiesces in the bottom of the top
part.  Make sense?
Eddie
On 1/2/07, Justin Marquez  wrote:
<Snip>
-- 
My Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/

10) From: Vicki Smith
The chamber, into which the coffee passes after the steam drives it up 
and through the grounds, has a solid bottom.
The vacuum pot, has as its base either a glass rod, or filter covered 
disk which is designed to allow coffee to pass down into the lower 
chamber, when the liquid cools and the pressure changes.
vicki
Justin Marquez wrote:
you or someone else can enlighten me regarding moka pot brewing.
<Snip>

11) From: Eddie Dove
Settles in the top part ... multitasking ...
On 1/2/07, Eddie Dove  wrote:
<Snip>
-- 
My Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Profiles for the Gene Cafehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/

12) From: Justin Marquez
Got it now,  there is an air gap above a riser tube on the "funnel".
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)
On 1/2/07, Eddie Dove  wrote:
<Snip>


HomeRoast Digest