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Topic: MP rave and I love coffee too (10 msgs / 257 lines)
1) From: Bill
As the subject line indicates, I'm gonna talk about how much I'm enjoying my
moka pot and talk about a couple of the coffees I've been drinking lately.
I had avoided the MP for a while, don't ask me why.  Had been using the
vacpot for everyday coffee for quite a while, but decided to get an MP to
try for some variety.  But wow, I love this thing!  A few of the things that
I really like: It's quick.  From walking into my kitchen to being done
cleaning is about 5 minutes.  Not bad at all.  I really like the
concentrated nature of the brew.  It's a great morning coffee.  The 5 cup VP
made a lot of coffee!  I was lucky to drink it before I got out the door.
 The MP makes about 7 oz of coffee, which is perfect.  ON a morning when I
know I'll need 2 cups, I make back-to-back cups.  And it's great because I
get some variety.
So in the last few weeks it's been the WP Koratie, the DP Koratie, Sulawesi,
more Koratie, and now some Colombian Cerulean warbler.  Wow.  All of them
great coffees in and of themselves.  Although I think that the Sulawesi is a
bit too much for me.  So brooding, so deep.  I really liked it mixed with
the Koratie DP.  The WP Koratie is awesome in the lemonness of the coffee.
 And I just drank some 8 day old Cerulean, and wow.  Chocolate and just a
great balanced cup of coffee.
I like the MP because it is a bit thicker, allows more oils and even
sediment to come through.  The FP was a pain the preheat it first.  Took a
while to boil all the water.  The VP is good, but sometimes TOO clean.  Same
with the Chemex.  I think I'm a big fan of metal filtration on my coffee.
 In a few years I'll probably be a sucker for an espresso machine.
So anyway, that's some of my musings on my MP and great SM coffee.
 Excellent!
Oh, yeah, next monday and tuesday I'm going antelope hunting.  One of the
great benefits of living in Wyoming!  I have a bigger MP coming from SM, and
I think I'll wow my hunting buddies.
have an awesome day.  I'm gonna brew a Sulawesi/Koratie DP cup now.
bill in wyo
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2) From: Dean De Crisce
I love the bialetti man. I haven't used an MP in over a year, I threw
it away because he became stained, gunked and funky (aluminum0...but I
enjoyed him everyday for about 2-3 years. Hmmm...maybe I should think
about a SS one.
On Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 6:10 PM, Bill  wrote:
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3) From: Bill
Some on the list have used an SS for years, methinks.  About twice a week I
will soak the pot in JoeGlo for about 10 minutes, makes it good as new.
 Don't know if I need any more of a cleaning ritual...?
So decided on a WP Koratie/Sulawesi mix...  Really want to let the DP sit
for a few days before enjoying it.  The last 1/2 lb roasted only lasted 5
days, a new record for me!
I forgot to mention that one thing that the MP is going to make me do is
start roasting decaf!  I'm jonesing for a great easy cup of coffee at night
now too!  Man oh man.  It's like there's something addicting in coffee or
something...
bill
On Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 4:16 PM, Dean De Crisce wrote:
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4) From: Robert Flanery
I really enjoy reading your posts Bill.  Alot of joy and energy in your
writings.
I am not yet a user if a Mocha pot.  If I do get one it will be a large one,
as I have decided to kill my self with excess coffee each day.  I have been
contemplating a better coffee maker such as the Newco (a technivorm is,
unfortunately, out of my budget) but wonder if perhaps a Mocha pot might
serve as a cheaper alternative and better cup in the end.  Any thoughts on
this from the hive mind out there?
On Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 6:21 PM, Bill  wrote:
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5) From: Dean De Crisce
Its a great cup...very different from a drip, FP, AP...relatively
cheap investment and well worth it. The only reason I may not advise
it is if
the person mainly takes espresso. Get only the stainless steel one!
Have fun with the man (bialetti).
On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 1:34 PM, Robert Flanery  wrote:
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8 Production Way
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732-499-5653
Mobile: 310-980-8715
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6) From: Bill
I have the 10 tasse arriving tomorrow.  Will use that to wow friends out
hunting.  One of the things that I love about the MP is that it is more
idiot-proof than a FP or a VP.  I don't really need to worry about over- or
under-extraction, at least not in the same way.  I grind correctly, put the
heat on correctly, and it'll take care of itself.  Now I know that there is
a lot of tweaking that I need to do, but to get a great cup of coffee out of
it is really simple.bill
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7) From: Seth Grandeau
Dean,
I think the AP tastes similar to a moka pot cup.  At least the most similar
of the coffee options at my disposal.
-Seth
On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 1:45 PM, Dean De Crisce wrote:
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I just got a new stainless steel moka pot yesterday. It had been a year since I used one. Made a cup yesterday and again this morning. I agree...it is similar to the AP...it is a clean cup but fullness in body and taste greater than the AP.
I remember why I loved it so much. I'm playing around with the grind day to day to dial it in.
I make my typical cup, which is the MP over ice. Its definitely strong enough to withstand the dilution and still be great. With FP and vacpot I have to really strengthen the coffee to water ratio for it to be the proper strength.
I love having so many options. I have a double shot every day as a necessity. Vacpot or FP if I want multiple cups, and AP, pourover or now MP if I want a single cup.
Dean De Crisce
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I just got a new stainless steel moka pot yesterday. It had been a year since I used one. Made a cup yesterday and again this morning. I agree...it is similar to the AP...it is a clean cup but fullness in body and taste greater than the AP.
I remember why I loved it so much. I'm playing around with the grind day to day to dial it in.
I make my typical cup, which is the MP over ice. Its definitely strong enough to withstand the dilution and still be great. With FP and vacpot I have to really strengthen the coffee to water ratio for it to be the proper strength.
I love having so many options. I have a double shot every day as a necessity. Vacpot or FP if I want multiple cups, and AP, pourover or now MP if I want a single cup.
Dean De Crisce
Sent from a Treo phone.

10) From: Seth Grandeau
I know what you mean about coffee methods.  I've been toying with buying an
ibrik, but I keep reminding myself that I don't play enough with the coffee
toys I already have. :)
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