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Topic: I just got my Mokapot. (18 msgs / 318 lines)
1) From: Silvia Marsh
Ooooh...my goodness.
Mokapot+Puro Scuro on three days' rest=Happiness.
Mokapot+Puro Scuro on three days' rest+sugar and cream for a cafe au
lait=Transcendent Happiness.
Good, strong, happy coffee with oils intact and even a little crema around
the edges...
Am I the only person that's had the thought that if you could just collect
all that oil and bottle it it'd be the best perfume ever? *evil grin* Rub a
bean or two behind your ear!
Just had to rave about the new Mokapot. I like. It makes me happy. Now,
we'll see if I can handle all the parts in the morning, that'll be the
deciding factor.
Silvia

2) From: Larry Johnson
I know the feeling; I love mine, too.
Are you referring to the Bialetti like SM has, or some other version
thereof?
-- 
Larry J
"The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it."
  - Flannery O'Connor
On 2/15/07, Silvia Marsh  wrote:
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3) From: Silvia Marsh
The 4-tasse Bialetti.  It's pretty; it looks delicate, but is nice and
heavy. Easier to clean than I expected, too. I'm not sure why I was
expecting it to be a bear to keep up with, but I actually think it's easier
to clean than my french press.
I'm brewing more of the Puro Scuro as we speak, and it smells heavenly.
On 2/16/07, Larry Johnson  wrote:
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4) From: Lynne Biziewski
I am so jealous. I had to put my Moka pot on the back burner (pun intended)
because my stove is so bad that it won't brew properly. Oh well - I have no
intention of staying here forever, and, fortunately, I have both a French
Press and KMB now, so I can't complain!
Enjoy!
Lynne

5) From: Leo Zick
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
4 tasse.. lol  
From: Silvia Marsh [mailto:panthyrr] 
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2007 9:20 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +I just got my Mokapot.
The 4-tasse Bialetti.  It's pretty; it looks delicate, but is nice and
heavy. Easier to clean than I expected, too. I'm not sure why I was
expecting it to be a bear to keep up with, but I actually think it's easier
to clean than my french press. 
I'm brewing more of the Puro Scuro as we speak, and it smells heavenly. 
On 2/16/07, Larry Johnson <  
lilboybrew> wrote: 
I know the feeling; I love mine, too.
 
Are you referring to the Bialetti like SM has, or some other version
thereof?
-- 
Larry J
"The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it."
  - Flannery O'Connor 
 
On 2/15/07, Silvia Marsh  wrote: 
Ooooh...my goodness.
Mokapot+Puro Scuro on three days' rest=Happiness.
Mokapot+Puro Scuro on three days' rest+sugar and cream for a cafe au
lait=Transcendent Happiness. 
Good, strong, happy coffee with oils intact and even a little crema around
the edges... 
Am I the only person that's had the thought that if you could just collect
all that oil and bottle it it'd be the best perfume ever? *evil grin* Rub a
bean or two behind your ear! 
Just had to rave about the new Mokapot. I like. It makes me happy. Now,
we'll see if I can handle all the parts in the morning, that'll be the
deciding factor. 
Silvia

6) From: Larry Johnson
I have the aluminum Moka Express, 2 of them; the 1-cup and the 3-cup (I
think that's the way they're sized - it's the right proportion, anyway). I
use them mostly on the weekend, but I may have to start using them more
during the week.
-- 
Larry J
"The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it."
  - Flannery O'Connor
On 2/16/07, Silvia Marsh  wrote:
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7) From: Laura Micucci
I have the same one that I got off the sale page of SM because it has a
broken lid.  It's just a little loose.  I think I only paid $15 for it so
the price makes the coffee even sweeter.  I was told it's best to brew with
the lid open anyhow so it really hasn't been an issue.  I love it!
(now...I am feeling sick.  I may have to go home [to my moka pot that is])
On 2/16/07, Silvia Marsh  wrote:
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-- 
Laura Micucci
www.freshroastedforyou.com

8) From: Larry Johnson
I brew with the lid up on mine, so I would gladly take one with loose lid
for $15. You did get a deal.
-- 
Larry J
"The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it."
  - Flannery O'Connor
On 2/16/07, Laura Micucci  wrote:
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9) From: Laura Micucci
hmmm...are you laughing at our smallness??
On 2/16/07, Leo Zick  wrote:
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-- 
Laura Micucci
www.freshroastedforyou.com

10) From: Silvia Marsh
Small mokapot owners unite!
It's actually a perfect size for me...now, when I have company it's gonna
mean a little more planning.
On 2/16/07, Laura Micucci  wrote:
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11) From: Laura Micucci
ditto, but I have other brewing vehicles to fall back on...  :O)
On 2/16/07, Silvia Marsh  wrote:
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-- 
Laura Micucci
www.freshroastedforyou.com

12) From: Brian Kamnetz
The discussion a few weeks ago on the loose lids got me thinking. I had to
decide between form and function, and ultimately decided to remove my moka
pot lid. It is quite a lot easier to use, especially to clean, with the lid
gone. But again, it's not nearly so pretty.... If I am expecting company I
will put it back on for the duration of the visit.
Brian
On 2/16/07, Laura Micucci  wrote:
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13) From: Eddie Dove
My wife got me a small 3 tasse Frabosk for Valentine's day; it has a
semi-smooth, matte black finish that appears to have metal flake in it so
that it glistens in the light and it is accented with a gray handle and post
on top.  She asked if I would use it and I told her that I would, but that
it wouldn't matter because I love how it looks and it is on display with my
many other new and old coffee makers.
Eddie
On 2/16/07, Silvia Marsh  wrote:
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14) From: Leo Zick
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
no... at the only (unnecessary) italian word in that sentence..
:p  
From: Laura Micucci [mailto:laurajm4] 
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2007 10:15 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +I just got my Mokapot.
hmmm...are you laughing at our smallness??
On 2/16/07, Leo Zick  wrote: 
4 tasse.. lol  
From: Silvia Marsh [mailto:panthyrr] 
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2007 9:20 AM 
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +I just got my Mokapot.
The 4-tasse Bialetti.  It's pretty; it looks delicate, but is nice and
heavy. Easier to clean than I expected, too. I'm not sure why I was
expecting it to be a bear to keep up with, but I actually think it's easier
to clean than my french press. 
I'm brewing more of the Puro Scuro as we speak, and it smells heavenly. 
On 2/16/07, Larry Johnson < lilboybrew
 > wrote: 
I know the feeling; I love mine, too.
 
Are you referring to the Bialetti like SM has, or some other version
thereof?
-- 
Larry J
"The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it."
  - Flannery O'Connor 
 
On 2/15/07, Silvia Marsh  wrote: 
Ooooh...my goodness.
Mokapot+Puro Scuro on three days' rest=Happiness.
Mokapot+Puro Scuro on three days' rest+sugar and cream for a cafe au
lait=Transcendent Happiness. 
Good, strong, happy coffee with oils intact and even a little crema around
the edges... 
Am I the only person that's had the thought that if you could just collect
all that oil and bottle it it'd be the best perfume ever? *evil grin* Rub a
bean or two behind your ear! 
Just had to rave about the new Mokapot. I like. It makes me happy. Now,
we'll see if I can handle all the parts in the morning, that'll be the
deciding factor. 
Silvia
-- 
Laura Micucci
www.freshroastedforyou.com 

15) From: Kevin
Is there a taste difference between the all SS Moka pot?  Most of the
pots I see around are aluminum.  I have access to one that's about 60
years old but it's not SS.  I'm curious as to if I should just pick up
one thats SS vs. a cheap-o jobie  to start with....

16) From: Laura Micucci
I started with a cheapo aluminum pot that someone gave me.  the coffee was
really good but the pot was...cheap.  it leaked no matter how much I
tightened it, I couldn't fill it as much as I can the SS.  The SS filter
basket is "double walled" so that if you fill the bottom too much the grinds
don't accidently get wet. etc.  It's just a better pot. I don't notice a
taste difference but I'm still training my palate.   I liked the aluminum
but when there was a SS on the sale page I grabbed it.  I'm glad I did!
On 2/16/07, Kevin  wrote:
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-- 
Laura Micucci
www.freshroastedforyou.com

17) From: Silvia Marsh
Hey, for all I know it's a standard descriptor. ;) I'm a newbie. Besides, it
took up less typing time than 'the smallest Mokapot Sweet Maria carries'.
*grin*
Silvia
On 2/16/07, Leo Zick  wrote:
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18) From: Brian Kamnetz
Just the other day I was thinking about the double-walled filter basket. I
was thinking that it serves another purpose, and that is allowing the water
to enter the entire bottom of the basket that actually holds the coffee
grounds, which, it seems to me, would result in more even extraction,
compared to water simply shooting up the stem into the center of the coffee
grounds.
Brian
On 2/16/07, Laura Micucci  wrote:
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