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Posted Thu Apr 24, 2014, 10:40am
Subject: Re: Confessions of a Brikka Lover
 

I'm finally going to get a Brikka.
So now I have to decide:

Brikka 2 cup
OR
Brikka 4 cup

?
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Posted Thu Apr 24, 2014, 12:09pm
Subject: Re: Confessions of a Brikka Lover
 

jpender Said:

I'm finally going to get a Brikka.
So now I have to decide:

Brikka 2 cup
OR
Brikka 4 cup

?

Posted April 24, 2014 link

2 cup. Definitely. It's smaller, but it's better.

Ken
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Posted Thu Apr 24, 2014, 12:31pm
Subject: Re: Confessions of a Brikka Lover
 

I have the 2 cup Brikka. Haven't used the 4 cup. The 2 cup brews enough for me to drink in one sitting, which is fine, since Iím the only coffee drinker in my house.
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Posted Fri Apr 25, 2014, 5:46am
Subject: Re: Confessions of a Brikka Lover
 

I have the 4 cup and have had it for many years.  It brews 6.7oz of coffee which works out to one cup for me.  I drink it like its a strong cup of coffee, not espresso (which it is not of course).

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Posted Fri Apr 25, 2014, 7:44am
Subject: Re: Confessions of a Brikka Lover
 

canuckcoffeeguy Said:

I have the 2 cup Brikka. Haven't used the 4 cup. The 2 cup brews enough for me to drink in one sitting, which is fine, since Iím the only coffee drinker in my house.

Posted April 24, 2014 link

Pretty much the same thing, here. In this thread, some people have said the 2c is better than the 4c, because the proportions are somehow better. A demitasse of coffee from the 2c Brikka makes for a quick and enjoyable experience, somewhat similar to drinking espresso (though the flavours, mouthfeels, etc. are quite different).
Long been a fan of 6c mokapots for one mug of coffee. Similar situation with the AeroPress (using the same mug, though the mokapot produces a bit more coffee, without dilution). A mug of coffee is a different experience from the Brikka. More in line with drip (though, again, flavours, mouthfeels, etc. are quite different).

 
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Posted Fri Apr 25, 2014, 9:46am
Subject: Re: Confessions of a Brikka Lover
 

Thanks. I've seen this question answered before and have even asked it myself before. But it's decision time. I'm so used to the 4 cup size (my regular moka and the Aeropress both produce cups that size) but I really want the full Brikka experience. So 2 cup it is!
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Posted Wed Apr 30, 2014, 1:31pm
Subject: Re: Confessions of a Brikka Lover
 

I'm had my Brikka since last November after reading this entire thread.  Now, I use it every day.
I use hot water, since I make a mug of "Americano" with my moka.  I don't roast, but I have a few local roasters.
Personnally, I like dark roasts.  One of my local roasters roasts too light for my tastes.  The brew is very bright and acidy.

Thank you all for this great thread !!
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Posted Thu May 1, 2014, 2:00pm
Subject: Re: Confessions of a Brikka Lover
 

So, I failed to say that I have a 4-cup Brikka.  I like the size and have no experience with the 2-cup model.

Before I got the Brikka, I used for a short time a 6-cup Moka Express.  It too make a mighty fine cup.  But I typically reach for the Brikka since I got it.
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Posted Thu May 1, 2014, 11:21pm
Subject: Re: Confessions of a Brikka Lover
 

eddyq Said:

Before I got the Brikka, I used for a short time a 6-cup Moka Express.  It too make a mighty fine cup.  But I typically reach for the Brikka since I got it.

Posted May 1, 2014 link

Thanks for chiming in, Ed!
Do you like brighter coffees in other methods, by any chance? Itís conceivable that the same coffee would produce more appropriate results through one method or anotherÖ

 
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Posted Thu May 8, 2014, 7:18am
Subject: Re: Confessions of a Brikka Lover
 

Enkerli Said:

Do you like brighter coffees in other methods, by any chance? Itís conceivable that the same coffee would produce more appropriate results through one method or anotherÖ

Posted May 1, 2014 link

It may be the roaster that simply has a characteristic flavor that I don't care for.  But all their roasts are lighter and brighter with strong citrus flavors.  I tried Kenya, Brazil's and Mexican beans.  I even tried their Kenya esspresso roast.  I tried them with a pour over and a local bar esspresso.  The flavors varied, but still had that citrus flavor that didn't blend well with my liking.

So, if I come across another roaster with a lighter roast, I'll likely ask for a cup before I purchace any beans.   I think I will notice these flavors with any brew method.  I still am curious if another roaster may make the difference.
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