canuckcoffeeguy Senior Member Joined: 22 Aug 2013 Posts: 248 Location: Burlington, Ontario, Canada Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Bezzera Magica, Mypressi... Grinder: K10PB, Vario, Hario Slim Vac Pot: I have a Dyson vacuum, but,... Drip: Aeropress, Bialetti Brikka,...
Posted Mon Nov 25, 2013, 8:23am Subject: Re: Need Some Advice On Moka Pots
When you first use your Brikka, don't drink the first 3 or 4 brews, or it will have an overwhelming metallic taste. After that, it will be seasoned and ready to go. Please report back with your results. Would be good to see how things go for a fellow Brikka user.
Ludvig Senior Member Joined: 13 Apr 2013 Posts: 8 Location: France Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Reneka Single Grinder: Ascaso Steel I1
Posted Fri Nov 29, 2013, 8:48am Subject: Re: Need Some Advice On Moka Pots
Any ideas about grind settings? I don't see a particular difference when using beans grinded for espresso or what they say you should use (coarser). I have a 12 cup Bialetti, nice and big but quite sensitive to the water level, off 1mm and the brew won't be the same. Just a tiny bit less water will give quite less coffee for example.
And yeah, a really good advice you have there, do stand and look at it for the necessary 5 minutes or you'll burn it sooner or later and it is really hard to remove that ugly taste...
edit: If you want to share the coffee (and not drink it all by yourself) you need to mix it a bit. I do it with a small coffee spoon directly in the moka pot.
abstract Senior Member Joined: 8 Jul 2014 Posts: 1 Location: Utah Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Sun Nov 23, 2014, 8:24am Subject: Re: Need Some Advice On Moka Pots
I started using the moka pot again just for a change. My favorite is the Aeropress. I recently bought a new Bialetti Venus Moka Pot. I love it. It is a 6 cup model. I however start with cold water and low heat. Takes about 5 minutes give or take. It comes up nice and smooth tasting. I find that the way I make it the taste and flavor is very similar to my Aeropress. Both do a hell of a job for a fantastic tasting cup of joe. And this is after about 3 runs to fine tune the moka pot. It just plain works fine.......
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