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Topic: MokaPot vice strong coffee. (2 msgs / 34 lines)
1) From: Michael Horowitz
What's the difference in using the French Press with 2X the recommended
amount of 
coffee vice a MokaPot with standard load? Assume equal quantities of water.
- Mike
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2) From: Andrew J. Lynn
With a moka pot you're making espresso, versus regular coffee with a 
French press.  The press will extract the water-soluble components of 
the coffee, which are substantial.  The moka pot, in theory (it's harder 
to get this right with a moka pot than with a pump-drivine machine, 
having experimented with both, but maybe my moka pot isn't very good) is 
going to extract the water-soluble parts while also emulsifying the 
coffee bean's oils.  This gives you crema, which makes espresso, well, 
creamy :)  Doubling your dose in the press pot would make real strong 
coffee, but it wouldn't be espresso.
Well-executed espresso has a whole lot of body, smooth texture, is 
sweeter than regular coffee and has a different aroma.  I highly 
recommend it.  It's kinda hard to find a coffee shop that does it right 
- Starbucks certainly doesn't.  If it's bitter it's not real espresso.
Andy Lynn
Michael Horowitz wrote:
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