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CMIN
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Posted Mon Jul 2, 2012, 2:08pm
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IMAWriter Said:

I LOVED my 124 rag top. I drove it 5-6 times from Dallas to Las Vegas and back.
It belied it's "F-I-A-T...Fix It Again Tony" image. At least for me.

The moka pot, on the other hand?
Why, when an AeroPress does it so much better?

Posted July 2, 2012 link

I don't know if the Aeropress can make a Cuban coffee the way a Moka Pot can? Or just that nice thickness a Moka can. Something about a Moka used with Cafe Bustelo or Pilon is incredible, growing up in South FL and especially the Miami area, Cuban coffee is soooo good and packs a wallop.
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Posted Tue Jul 3, 2012, 7:10am
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I love my moka pot. Ever since I picked one up a few month ago, it sees constant duty mostly because I drink Americanos and it excels in that vein. All my other stuff (french press, gaggia) has been gathering dust while I work my way through my new obsession.
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Posted Tue Jul 3, 2012, 7:35am
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A 9-cup moka might be too big for a nuanced "technical" approach. If you want control, flexibility and repeatable results while brewing reasonable amounts of coffee you might like a 2 (or 4) cup Bialetti Brikka. Whether or not the "crema" makes a difference is a bit moot - the tophat also controls pressure and temperature.

Since the pot always does the same thing at the same time, you can vary water volume, grind etc to control extraction a lot more easily. Take the pot off the heat as soon as brewing starts and with everything right the flow cuts before you start drawing burnt/bitter/overextracted coffee.
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Posted Wed Jul 4, 2012, 7:03am
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Netphilosopher Said:

I get the gist of how it works, I've made a couple 19% and 20% extractions, I've had them clarified and yes, they're pretty good - but I've got a backlog of other things I need to work on and just don't feel I need add "mastering a moka pot" to my "to do" list... LOL

 

Posted July 1, 2012 link

Gets pretty good results right out of the gate, acknowledges there is a learning curve/understands these good results will only improve, AND even got a great deal on it...

How can he return?  HOW CAN HE RETURN?!
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Posted Wed Jul 4, 2012, 10:52am
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mannyr Said:

I love my moka pot. Ever since I picked one up a few month ago, it sees constant duty mostly because I drink Americanos and it excels in that vein. All my other stuff (french press, gaggia) has been gathering dust while I work my way through my new obsession.

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Wow! You have my same experience. I just sold my Gaggia classic because I have gotten so good with my Bialetti moka pot that I felt bad seeing it sit there collecting dust. I use only a Chemex pour over and my multiple moka pots. I love the Americanos and Cubans I can get with it. I also agree with the writer that commented that a nine cup moka might not be the best to start out with. I would recommend mastering the 3 cup first. Do it over and over until you get the flow to just spill out of the spout. It is heavenly. It is also a very forgiving method of brewing that can make a great cup out of even 10 day old beans----- or even ground from a can!! I gotta admit I like Cafe Bustelo when I cant get fresh beans.
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Posted Thu Jul 5, 2012, 8:35am
Subject: Re: Crap - couldn't avoid impulse buy!
 

I'm seriously considering using my 6-cup moka pot for camping (to replace the Rapid Brew percolator). Either one takes about as much effort to clean in the field, plus it looks cooler. And I found one in Goodwill the other day...but when I tore it down, it looked like someone had been brewing with battery acid. Yuk!
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Posted Wed Dec 12, 2012, 7:05am
Subject: Re: Crap - couldn't avoid impulse buy! (AGAIN!)
 

It is a fairly simple device so I would expect it to operate just like the "real" one. I have a knockoff I bought at Pier one imports, when I was on vacation in Seattle in the early '70s when I was still a young pup, it still works though I have not used it for many, many years.

 
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