calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 7,312 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: ECM Veneziano A1 Grinder: Many different commercial Vac Pot: 40s era Silex Drip: Milita, Bunn&Curtis... Roaster: Cast iron pan, gas burner
Posted Thu Mar 7, 2013, 6:22am Subject: Re: Stove Top Moka Style: am I doing it wrong?
Just for reference, a shot is ONE fluid oz of coffee. An espresso cup is designed to hold about two oz max for a double shot, mine do not hold that much. A "mug" can hold anything from 6 to 36 oz (if you go to AM-PM and get the"big gup") A better way to talk about volume is in specific units such as ML or OZ, then we are all on the same page. If you buy a 2 cup moka pot, expect about 4 oz of coffee, is that what you want? If so, great, otherwise, you need something else.
In real life, my name is Wayne P. Anything I post is personal opinion and is only worth as much as anyone else's personal opinion. YMMV!
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AntWilliams90 Senior Member Joined: 4 Feb 2013 Posts: 59 Location: Warwickshire, UK Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Gaggia Classic Grinder: Mahlkonig Vario Home Roaster: Dieckmann Rostmeister
Posted Thu Mar 7, 2013, 12:06pm Subject: Re: Stove Top Moka Style: am I doing it wrong?
MokaJoe, some might consider this 'wrong' but from what you've said so far, I think it might be worth you giving it a go.
You want 2-3 MUGS of coffee a day, yes?
1 - Fill the bottom section of the Moka Pot with water (fill means up to the little valve, not over!) 2 - Put the filter in place and spoon in your coffee - fill it RIGHT up, so that you are right to the top of the basket, and maybe a little more! 3 - Screw on the top portion, which will flatten the ground coffee slightly 4 - Brew as usual, when the top portion is nearly full remove from heat and wait for it to calm down
Now - pour a third of what you have into a mug (this should be about 4 fl. oz. [or 120ml]) Top your mug up with hot water (if it is a BIG mug then you will need either less water or more of the Moka Pot espresso!)
Keep the rest for later - each time you want a mug, pour another third (2 fl. oz. [or 120ml]) and top up with freshly boiled water.
See if this gets you what you were after!
(Using a 6-cup Moka Pot to make 1 mug of coffee [like I do] leads to a fairly expensive one mug of coffee [nowhere near coffee shop prices though])
As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.
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