reptilegrrl Senior Member Joined: 26 Dec 2006 Posts: 41 Location: Texas Expertise: I like coffee
Posted Fri Jan 12, 2007, 12:34pm Subject: Re: Moka pot or Aeropress?
w00t! ;-) So? Did you do a couple sacrificial brews? Are you getting nice aromas coming out of the pot already? One thing that has been noticed with some Brikkas recently is that the valve may be letting off steam. I never had that problem but a friend of mine has it. His Brikka is newer than mine and the valve is much smaller than on mine...
Actually, i fell asleep with my laptop on my lap shortly after making that post! I had a Very Long Day at my new job. So no coffee was made.. I'll be making my sacrificial brews here in a few minutes, I think. I saved some stale coffee for the occasion.
But I do have a concern- my Brikka came in a box, and inside the box was a bag, and inside the bag was the Brikka. But, the bag was open. Did I get someone's return?
Enkerli Senior Member Joined: 1 Aug 2004 Posts: 724 Location: Montreal, Qc Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: (At cafés, not at home) Grinder: Hario hand grinders Vac Pot: (Moka Pot) Bialetti Brikka Drip: Steep and release pour-over Roaster: iRoast-2
Posted Fri Jan 12, 2007, 2:17pm Subject: Re: Moka pot or Aeropress?
As Ken answered in the other thread, it's most likely a packaging glitch. Did you order it directly from Bialetti? At any rate, you would surely notice it if the pot had been used. In fact, if it has been used, it's pre-seasoned! ;-)
Posted Tue Jan 16, 2007, 6:49am Subject: Re: Moka pot or Aeropress?
I purchased a Bialetti Moka Express last week at the local Home Outfitters (a 3 cup model) and the bag which contained the unit itself was open a little on one of the seams. It certainly wasn't large enough to get the Moka pot out through. I think sometimes the bags just don't stay sealed as the previous poster stated.
I ran three sacrificial brews through mine and then had what was likely one of the best cups of coffee in my life. Which begs the question, why didn't I buy one of these things sooner? :)
My only quibble with the 3 cup version is that it sits somewhat awkwardly on the stove. The stove is gas and has one of those large, open sort of grill patterns on it. I may get a 6 cup model anyway for when I have people over; it should sit better on the stove grate.
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