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Topic: Moka Pot working pretty well (4 msgs / 157 lines)
1) From: R.N.Kyle
Thanks Jim, That report makes me want to get my Moka pot out and give it =
a whirl.
Ron Kyle
Anderson SC
rnkyle

2) From: Jim Karavias
Hi -
I've been forced to use a moka pot to make my 'espresso' since at this stage
I just can't afford a reasonable espresso machine.  I've heard some negative
reviews from a number of people on the list about moka pot coffee, but I
have to say that I've been getting consistently pleasant results.  I'm using
a Junior Express which I think is a 2 tasse pot.  I typically use 12-14
grams of ground coffee that I grind in (avert your eyes if you've a weak
constiturion ;-) a BRAUN whirley blade grinder for 15 seconds. Lateley I've
been using Kenya Kiawamaruru roasted full city+. I usually layer the grounds
in to the filter, one layer fills the filter flat to the rim, I smooth it
out with a spoon, then make a conical mound of coffee as high as the grounds
will allow me to go.  I then use the hottest burner on my gas stove (17000
btu) and brew it as quickly as possible.  When 2/3 of the coffee has been
brewed I remove the pot from the heat and forget about any water that
doesn't come through.  Ive been getting some pretty sweet coffee, thick,
full bodied, fruity and somewhat sweet with a bit of crema that lasts into
the cup.  Now, its certainly not a God Shot, but I don't get any burnt
coffee flavor and I consistently produce better tasting 'espresso' than any
of the myriad local Starbucks and most of the restaurants I frequent.  I'm a
happy camper :-)
Jim
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3) From: tadpreston
Jim,
I seem to have had the same experience as you with the Moka Pot. I 
too am waiting for a reasonably priced espresso machine and cannot 
find any coffee houses that can serve good espresso. The Moka Pot 
beats them all.
Have a great day!
Tad
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4) From: Bill Thomas
I brew what I will term "double strength" french press coffee in small quantities. (The 3 cup or 12 oz press)  I have not used the Moka Pot very much.  Can anyone compare the strongly made press pot coffee to the coffee properly prepared in the Moka?  Thanks for your replies.
 tadpreston  wrote:Jim,
I seem to have had the same experience as you with the Moka Pot. I 
too am waiting for a reasonably priced espresso machine and cannot 
find any coffee houses that can serve good espresso. The Moka Pot 
beats them all.
Have a great day!
Tad
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