Posted Fri Apr 25, 2014, 5:46am Subject: Re: Confessions of a Brikka Lover
I have the 4 cup and have had it for many years. It brews 6.7oz of coffee which works out to one cup for me. I drink it like its a strong cup of coffee, not espresso (which it is not of course).
"Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle water." ~The Women's Petition Against Coffee, 1674
Pretty much the same thing, here. In this thread, some people have said the 2c is better than the 4c, because the proportions are somehow better. A demitasse of coffee from the 2c Brikka makes for a quick and enjoyable experience, somewhat similar to drinking espresso (though the flavours, mouthfeels, etc. are quite different). Long been a fan of 6c mokapots for one mug of coffee. Similar situation with the AeroPress (using the same mug, though the mokapot produces a bit more coffee, without dilution). A mug of coffee is a different experience from the Brikka. More in line with drip (though, again, flavours, mouthfeels, etc. are quite different).
jpender Senior Member Joined: 11 Jul 2011 Posts: 719 Location: California Expertise: I like coffee
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Posted Fri Apr 25, 2014, 9:46am Subject: Re: Confessions of a Brikka Lover
Thanks. I've seen this question answered before and have even asked it myself before. But it's decision time. I'm so used to the 4 cup size (my regular moka and the Aeropress both produce cups that size) but I really want the full Brikka experience. So 2 cup it is!
eddyq Senior Member Joined: 18 Mar 2014 Posts: 4 Location: USA, MA Expertise: I like coffee
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Posted Wed Apr 30, 2014, 1:31pm Subject: Re: Confessions of a Brikka Lover
I'm had my Brikka since last November after reading this entire thread. Now, I use it every day. I use hot water, since I make a mug of "Americano" with my moka. I don't roast, but I have a few local roasters. Personnally, I like dark roasts. One of my local roasters roasts too light for my tastes. The brew is very bright and acidy.
It may be the roaster that simply has a characteristic flavor that I don't care for. But all their roasts are lighter and brighter with strong citrus flavors. I tried Kenya, Brazil's and Mexican beans. I even tried their Kenya esspresso roast. I tried them with a pour over and a local bar esspresso. The flavors varied, but still had that citrus flavor that didn't blend well with my liking.
So, if I come across another roaster with a lighter roast, I'll likely ask for a cup before I purchace any beans. I think I will notice these flavors with any brew method. I still am curious if another roaster may make the difference.
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