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Topic: Moka pot, was Press pot, was +New Stash...Anybody have tips for...? (14 msgs / 235 lines)
1) From: Brett Mason
Hey Jack,
Try the lowly Mokapot, but onc it is heating, back off the temp a bit, and
let it slowly brew through the beans.  Make sure it isn't full boiling water
going through.  Also, grind very coarse.  You'll be amazed at the sweet rich
flavor....
Millions of Italians can't be that wrong!
Brett
On Nov 30, 2007 11:34 PM, Jack M. Rogers  wrote:
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2) From: Brian Kamnetz
Jack,
I can't improve on Vicki's comments; what she says is my opinion exactly.
Brian
On Dec 1, 2007 10:20 AM, Jack M. Rogers  wrote:
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3) From: Brett Mason
Are you asking whether the range of your underestimation was incorrect?
Apart from that I thought you already asked a similar question, but I may
have just missed a nuance.  What exactly are you asking?
By the way, in Italy, the mokapot is a stovetop espresso maker...
If you are asking whether dismissing the mokapot would be a mistake, I think
the answer is yes, as it can make great rich coffee...
Please advise if we just aren't getting what you are asking...
Brett
On Nov 30, 2007 11:34 PM, Jack M. Rogers  wrote:
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4) From: Jack M. Rogers
Brett,
Underestimate.  I often use "misunderestimate" for "underestimate" as a 
way of giving props to the U.S. president, who has contributed so 
generously to the library of malapropisms.  There is even a book about 
him titled _Misunderestimated_.
I have a pretty good drip pot (Melitta Clarity), I have a decent 
espresso machine, and now I'm using a press pot.  Having all that, I was 
just wondering if the moka pot offers something not found in all those 
other methods of brewing.  Obviously, for someone who has no espresso 
machine, the moka pot would add something.
It's a moot point anyway, as I told someone else, I'd better not try to 
annex any more real estate in the kitchen, or I may face eviction.
Jack
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5) From: Brett Mason
Hey I use a Clarity too...
If I am making a rich cup of coffee just for me, the mokapot can make a
great cup.  It's not like my vacpot, or my aeropress, or my presspot, or my
espresso machine.  What it DOES do is get the correct temp water going
through, with a technology similar to a VacPot running north.  Big trick is
to not scorch the beans by racing the water to BOIL, rather elevate it so it
expands on a smoother curve, and goes north at the right time....
Won't take real-estate if you keep it in your supplies cabinet;
They're very cheap, and inexpensive...
I think you'd like it, and would find it different from your other
methods....
Regards,
B
On Dec 1, 2007 8:01 PM, Jack M. Rogers  wrote:
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6) From: Jack M. Rogers
Brett,
Where do you think I'm keeping the Clarity and all the fru-fru syrups 
(for guests)?!  I'm already over my pantry space allocation too!
Jack
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7) From: Brett Mason
It's Christmas time - think diamonds...
I see space for a mokapot in your future!
B
On Dec 1, 2007 10:45 PM, Jack M. Rogers  wrote:
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8) From: Brett Mason
Actually, I built a coffee station adjacent to the kitchen, and my wife is
good with that...
Can you do something similar?
B
On Dec 1, 2007 10:45 PM, Jack M. Rogers  wrote:
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9) From: Vicki Smith
Hmmmm, Debbie is going to be thrilled, right?
v
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10) From: Brett Mason
Yes ... real estate shouldn't be a problem...
Brett
On Dec 1, 2007 11:23 PM, Vicki Smith  wrote:
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11) From: Vicki Smith
I'm ripping all of Ron's Ottmar Liebert albums to disk for his gift. No 
real estate problems there either. I'd love to say appreciate 
beautifully roasted coffee as a present, but, alas, the man would 
happily drink Folgers as long as he didn't have to make it.
My collection of coffee making equipment is pretty large, but he doesn't 
seem to care. It's not just that I have 6 moka pots of varying sizes and 
materials, but also that I have done the whole back-up bit with an extra 
bread machine, extra KMB, and various other things.
v
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12) From: Jack M. Rogers
Nah, but I like my current three brewing methods anyway.  My original 
question was really about roasting (I think).
Thanks.
Jack
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13) From: Brian Kamnetz
Jack,
I believe, iirc, that in your original post, along with whatever else,
you mentioned how much you liked your press pot because of the full
flavor. I suggested that, if you like full, intense flavor, you would
probably enjoy moka pot coffee.
Brian
On Dec 3, 2007 7:43 PM, Jack M. Rogers  wrote:
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14) From: Jack M. Rogers
Brian,
I believe that was my second post.  The original one was before the 
coffee arrived, IIRC.  But that's okay, I'm not complaining about the 
direction it took.  And I learned something, even if I'm not ready to 
try it just yet.
Jack
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