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Topic: question for moka pot users (18 msgs / 277 lines)
1) From: Kris McN
Hi All,
My husband has informed me that he's getting me a moka pot for my
birthday/Mother's Day (awesome!) and he wants me to tell him exactly what I
want (smart!).  I'm not interested in any milk frothing features, so I'm
thinking one of the stainless steel Bialettis that SM sells would be good,
but I don't know what size.  My question for moka pot users - do you drink
as much moka pot brew as you would drip or press brew, or less because the
moka pot brew is thicker/richer/more concentrated and maybe you don't need
as much or dilute it?  We normally drink a 12 tasse press pot's worth of
brew between us every morning.  If we were to sub moka pot brew in some
mornings, would we likely need to brew less (say in a 6 tasse moka pot) or
would we want to go for a big ol' moka pot full?  How does your consumption
compare between methods?
Kris McN

2) From: Eddie Dove
Tell him, "If you REALLY love me, get me one of each size."
Here to help!
Eddie
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3) From: Barry Luterman
Then make a tradition of the one you don't use.

4) From: Brian Kamnetz
Kris,
You would be pretty safe with the 6 tasse, which more or less fills a 12-oz
mug. If you want to make enough for two people at one time, the 10 tasse
would be good.
Personally, I like the suggestion of getting two. I myself have a 4 tasse
and a 6 tasse. Most days I use the 4 tasse, but some days I feel like a bit
more coffee and use the 6 tasse. Tom changed the model a bit ago and mine
are a bit more rounded than the current style, but they look all great. I
keep mine in cupboards with glass in the doors, just because they look so
good.
Brian
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5) From: john nanavati
Honestly, you could have mine.
On 5/4/07, Brian Kamnetz  wrote:
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John Nanavati, DHI, CIT
Plainfield, New Jersey

6) From: Leo Zick
Are there italian branded press pots? Ove never seen the sizes
advertised in italian..then again I don't believe I've ever seen a 12
cup one before!
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7) From: Lynne Biziewski
Leo -
Bialetti is Italian
Kris -
I haven't been able to use mine (the stove in this apt. is so bad, I can't
get the temp. control I needed to make a good pot). I have a good quality
bargain Moka pot (def. stick w/SM's Bialetti - a good brand). I had the
teeniest one (4 tasse?), which was great for just me.
I'm not an espresso drinker, so I would dilute it almost half & half w/hot
water. Makes and incredible cup.
If I were to share w/someone else, I'd go for the next size up.
Lynne

8) From: Leo Zick
Lynne- I thought the op said she has a 12 cup press pot, does bialetti
make press pots? I've never seen. I may have read the post wrong sorry
about that.
Fyi- tasse = cup for those who didn't know.  Ciao!
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9) From: raymanowen
The Bodum I got from *$ about 1976 is 48oz about 1in below the rim, to
allow cap space with the mesh filter up. -ro
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10) From: Kris McN
As much as the idea of getting one in every size has some appeal Eddie, that
would be a little much even for me ;-).  I think I'll tell him to get the 10
tasse size, then once we've used it for a bit I can get a smaller one too if
it seems like I'd use it (I can get HIM one for a Father's Day present!).
John - Do you have one you're looking to give away?
Leo - I know that "tasse" means "cup", but I used it intentionally because
when dealing with European manufactured coffee equipment it means a 4oz. cup
specifically, where I've seen "cup" refer to 4, 6, 8, and 12 oz. depending.
In fact, I saw a 4 tasse Bialetti Moka Pot advertised at a local kitchen
supply store as a "2 cup moka pot" (I guess they were going with the U.S.
standard 8 oz. "cup").  I thought using tasse would make things clearer.
Sorry if anyone found it confusing.
Thanks to everyone for the input!
Kris McN

11) From: john nanavati
Actually, I do.
I have a 4 Tasse Moka (the one with an octagon base) that I was going to
open to the list ... but this is just as good. Of course, I don't want to
"steal your husband's thunder" - if he was going to give it as a gift.
Email me off list if you'd like it.
On 5/57, Kris McN  wrote:
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John Nanavati, DHI, CIT
Plainfield, New Jersey

12) From: Leo Zick
arent all coffee 'cups' assumed to be 4-5 oz, from mr coffees to bialettis
to press pots?
even my formal dinner set has a 'proper' sized coffee cup.
just struck me odd that many list members here refer to this new 'unit of
measurement'. :p
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13) From: Larry Johnson
Not speaking for everyone here, but when I use the term 'Tasse' in reference
to the Bialetti Moka Pot, it's because that's the way Bialettis sizes them;
1 tasse, 3 tasse, etc. I still don't know what the heck a tasse is or how
many it takes to make an 8 oz cup. I have a 3 tasse moka pot and *no way*
does it make 3 cups of coffee, not even 4 oz cups. It makes one 8 oz
Americano, if that.  I think 'tasse' is Italian for "heaping tablespoon".
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Larry J
Never give a party if you will be the most interesting person there.  -
Mickey Friedman

14) From: Leo Zick
lol.
its direct translation, from italian (tazze), and french (tasse), is 'cup'.
for the espresso drinkers, a demitasse cup is 'half cup'.
espresso/demitasse cups are typically 2oz.
since the bialetti is a black coffee, or espresso pot, its measured in 2oz
increments.
press pots are measured in 4-5oz increments.
all within the coffee realm of the word 'cup'.
lol
your bialetti isnt making an 8oz americano, since americanos are made by
adding water to espresso.  if you have a 3 cup bialetti, you are getting 6oz
of coffee.  you can add 2oz to it, for your 8 oz americano. is this what you
mean?
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15) From: Larry Johnson
I actually get nowhere near the full capacity of the pot, since I stop the
brewing as soon as the water begins to run clear. When I get home tonight,
I'll measure how much water the little darling holds, but 2 oz./tasse sounds
about right.
On 5/9/07, Leo Zick  wrote:
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Larry J
Never give a party if you will be the most interesting person there.  -
Mickey Friedman

16) From: Leo Zick
io attesa per sentire il vostro rapporto sulla tazze!
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17) From: Larry Johnson
That's what I meant to say.
On 5/9/07, Leo Zick  wrote:
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Larry J
Never give a party if you will be the most interesting person there.  -
Mickey Friedman

18) From: Leo Zick
ill translate - cups, not tasse.
:p
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