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Posted Wed Feb 6, 2013, 2:21pm
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Does anyone think there's a chance this could produce tolerable espresso?

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Posted Wed Feb 6, 2013, 2:38pm
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Quote "Itís essentially a microwaveable moka pot" , so it might make moka but not espresso.

 
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Posted Wed Feb 6, 2013, 2:42pm
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nope.  If you read their page, you'll notice that while they call it a microwave espresso maker, they acknowledge it does not make espresso, but rather, that it makes something akin to moka pot coffee.

 
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Posted Wed Feb 6, 2013, 2:48pm
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kevinbehringer Said:

Does anyone think there's a chance this could produce tolerable espresso?

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I have an issue with the microwave overcooking the espresso (if it can really be called such) as it pushes into and sits in the bottom cup, UNLESS they have integrated a microwave barrier in that bottom cup.

Len

edit:  I further read the offering and see that the inventors did indeed integrate a microwave barrier into that bottom cup.  hmmmmmm .....

 
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Posted Wed Feb 6, 2013, 2:58pm
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The idea seems great for the workplace.  You can keep it in your desk locked up and use it as needed fast.

 
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Posted Wed Feb 6, 2013, 3:04pm
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It would take an act of God to get me to try that product.

 
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Posted Wed Feb 6, 2013, 3:07pm
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emradguy Said:

It would take an act of God to get me to try that product.

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If you crack an egg and put it in the top, then put it in the microwave, is the resulting food product in the bottom cup scrambled eggs??

Len

 
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Posted Wed Feb 6, 2013, 3:19pm
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now, I might try that! LOL

 
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Posted Wed Feb 6, 2013, 6:19pm
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Not a snowball's chance in . . . .

 
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Posted Wed Feb 6, 2013, 6:52pm
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You pay for it, I'll test it.  If the moka is hideous, I lose only 30 seconds.  :)

Honest, answer, though.  If it costs more than a stove-top moka pot, it is too much.
It might serve a purpose in hotel rooms with a micro-wave and no stove. Or a workplace kitchen.
I'd certainly try it out of curiousity if it were free.
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