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Posted Thu Mar 7, 2013, 7:22am
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.

 
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Posted Thu Mar 7, 2013, 1:06pm
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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])

 
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