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Posted Wed Jul 10, 2013, 9:12pm
Subject: Re: ROFLMAO:  "Bustelo - or - How to Make it Yourself"
 

CoffeeRoastersClub Said:

I have a 4 cup Brikka, and used 2 tablespoons of sugar for the initial whipping.  I put a tad too much brikka espresso in it and the sugar after whipping it was a bit runny.  What are you using for your sugar ratio?  From the videos I see it appears that they do not put much moka espresso in the sugar for the whipping; kind of like a real thick paste at first then they whip the heck out of it till no granules are left.

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Posted July 10, 2013 link

I am using a little 1 cup regular moka pot and have tried a couple ratios for the sugar, about 1 1/2 teaspoons seemed about right. That figures to be about the same as what you are doing. I agree that it looks like a little less is better than to much when it comes to the coffee initially added to the sugar.
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Posted Wed Jul 10, 2013, 10:24pm
Subject: Re: ROFLMAO:  "Bustelo - or - How to Make it Yourself"
 

RussK Said:

I am using a little 1 cup regular moka pot and have tried a couple ratios for the sugar, about 1 1/2 teaspoons seemed about right. That figures to be about the same as what you are doing. I agree that it looks like a little less is better than to much when it comes to the coffee initially added to the sugar.

Posted July 10, 2013 link

My 4 cup brikka makes 6 fluid oz.  Same as your 1 cup moka pot?

Len

 
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Posted Wed Jul 10, 2013, 10:50pm
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I wonder if there is a definition difference between cafecito and "bustelo".

Posted July 10, 2013 link

Isn't Bustelo simply a brand?

Maybe the difference is milk. A cafecito isn't made with hot milk.

 
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Posted Wed Jul 10, 2013, 11:05pm
Subject: Re: ROFLMAO:  "Bustelo - or - How to Make it Yourself"
 

CoffeeRoastersClub Said:

My 4 cup brikka makes 6 fluid oz.  Same as your 1 cup moka pot?

Len

Posted July 10, 2013 link

No, mine is a tiny little thing. I think it makes about 2 oz. It is the smallest Bialetti Moka Express.
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Posted Thu Jul 11, 2013, 5:53am
Subject: Re: ROFLMAO:  "Bustelo - or - How to Make it Yourself"
 

CoffeeRoastersClub Said:

I wonder if there is a definition difference between cafecito and "bustelo".  Seems like "bustelo" evolved into what it is today due to the pilon and bustelo brand pre-ground coffees.

It would be interesting to see the history behind it all.  I am curious to see if the sugar cane rich Cuba was the influence behind the huge amount of sugar used in the preparation of bustelo.  Probably was.

Len

Posted July 10, 2013 link

Bustelo isn't a drink, though that guy in the vid made it seem to be lol. Bustelo and Pilon are the brands. The drinks themselves have numerous variations, the picture I put up of the styrafoam cup and thimble cups is whats known as a Colada (usually 4-6 shots in the cup and small ones are for sharing... or yourself lol). Cafecito is just an espresso shot prepped cuban style (Cubano and few other names). Cortadito has some steam milk added, and a Cafe Con Leche is the shot with a side of steamed milk to use.

Far as history, no clue, but my Cuban friends all make it like this with Moka pots, their parents did, their grandparents did etc...just a part of the culture, though probably was started to tame the punch of Bustelo/Pilon. Anthony Bourdain was in Miami for an episode once and got a Colada and nicknamed it liquid crack LOL.

CoffeeRoastersClub Said:

My 4 cup brikka makes 6 fluid oz.  Same as your 1 cup moka pot?

Len

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Moka pot sizes are generally 2oz per "cup", so a 1 cup would be 2oz and a 4 cup would be 8oz etc.
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Posted Thu Jul 11, 2013, 7:04am
Subject: Re: ROFLMAO:  "Bustelo - or - How to Make it Yourself"
 

CMIN Said:

Bustelo isn't a drink, though that guy in the vid made it seem to be lol. Bustelo and Pilon are the brands. The drinks themselves have numerous variations, the picture I put up of the styrafoam cup and thimble cups is whats known as a Colada (usually 4-6 shots in the cup and small ones are for sharing... or yourself lol). Cafecito is just an espresso shot prepped cuban style (Cubano and few other names). Cortadito has some steam milk added, and a Cafe Con Leche is the shot with a side of steamed milk to use.

Far as history, no clue, but my Cuban friends all make it like this with Moka pots, their parents did, their grandparents did etc...just a part of the culture, though probably was started to tame the punch of Bustelo/Pilon. Anthony Bourdain was in Miami for an episode once and got a Colada and nicknamed it liquid crack LOL.

Moka pot sizes are generally 2oz per "cup", so a 1 cup would be 2oz and a 4 cup would be 8oz etc.

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My Brikka is listed as a 4-cup Brikka, 6 fluid oz. on some sales sites, and four 2 oz. on others.  Nothing on bialetti which I was hoping would provide the definitive answer on that.

Len


edit:  Later after this post I did a measure of the amount of water used in the brikka and it is 6 fluid oz., not 8 fluid oz., and again this is for the 4 cup version of the Brikka.

 
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Posted Thu Jul 11, 2013, 4:40pm
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I saw that Bourdain episode. He was funny. How many of those little cups did he have? He loved it. Three, at least, and he wanted to take more with him.

I wish I'd remembered that when I was in Miami.
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Posted Sun Jul 14, 2013, 7:25am
Subject: Re: ROFLMAO:  "Bustelo - or - How to Make it Yourself"
 

CMIN Said:

Bustelo isn't a drink, though that guy in the vid made it seem to be lol. Bustelo and Pilon are the brands. The drinks themselves have numerous variations, the picture I put up of the styrafoam cup and thimble cups is whats known as a Colada (usually 4-6 shots in the cup and small ones are for sharing... or yourself lol). Cafecito is just an espresso shot prepped cuban style (Cubano and few other names). Cortadito has some steam milk added, and a Cafe Con Leche is the shot with a side of steamed milk to use.

Far as history, no clue, but my Cuban friends all make it like this with Moka pots, their parents did, their grandparents did etc...just a part of the culture, though probably was started to tame the punch of Bustelo/Pilon. Anthony Bourdain was in Miami for an episode once and got a Colada and nicknamed it liquid crack LOL.

Moka pot sizes are generally 2oz per "cup", so a 1 cup would be 2oz and a 4 cup would be 8oz etc.

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Cool, I never realized Cafe Con Leche is literately "a steamed milk chaser". Always assumed it was their version of a latte, but that would be the Cortadito.

BTW, is their any taste difference or reason to use Pilon over Bustelo and vice versa ?

There have been times in the past that I've used Bustelo,a  Moka Pot and a small french press (put cold milk in, use plunger to make froth and nuke in microwave) to make Xtra Low Budget Cappas.
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Posted Sun Jul 14, 2013, 7:33am
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markm3 Said:

Cool, I never realized Cafe Con Leche is literately "a steamed milk chaser". Always assumed it was their version of a latte, but that would be the Cortadito.

BTW, is their any taste difference or reason to use Pilon over Bustelo and vice versa ?

There have been times in the past that I've used Bustelo,a  Moka Pot and a small french press (put cold milk in, use plunger to make froth and nuke in microwave) to make Xtra Low Budget Cappas.

Posted July 14, 2013 link

I have had Pilon before (not for the use being talked about in this thread), and I do not recall any taste difference between it and the Bustelo coffee brand.

I think the sugar mixing procedure is what separates this drink from other drinks made with Pilon and Bustelo.  I finally got it down pat; it is a bit difficult to do right at first.

Len

 
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Posted Sun Jul 14, 2013, 7:52am
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At the risk of sounding stupid...

When I was a kid I used to take instant coffee, sugar and a bit of milk and mix it to create that mixture they make in the video for their coffee.  So, if you don't want to remove your pot from the heat to create your mixture, you're using junk coffee anyway, instant coffee isn't going to make anything worse and it's an easy way to create that sugar/coffee mixture that contributes 100% of the sticky/sweet flavour of the drink.
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