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wabbitt
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Joined: 2 Jan 2010
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Location: california
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: stovetop pots,aeropress
Grinder: skerton, SoloGrind
Drip: melitta cone, chemex
Posted Fri Jun 21, 2013, 12:40pm
Subject: Re: The Moka stove-top "espresso" machine
 

If you determine that your glass range really won't cut it with a regular or stainless steel moka pot, I recommend an electric moka pot like the Delonghi Alicia or the Bialetti version, they're both (demitasse) 6-cup volume.  They have the advantage of automatic shutoff if you happen to walk away, whereas you must keep an eye on the stovetop versions.

The only thing I don't like about the Alicia is the top part is plastic.  I'm afraid I'm going to twist to remove it one day and it'll crack or break on me but I've had it long enough I won't cry over it, just move on to another pot in the cupboard.
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CMIN
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Location: South FL
Expertise: I like coffee

Espresso: Crossland CC1
Grinder: Baratza Preciso
Posted Fri Jun 21, 2013, 2:32pm
Subject: Re: The Moka stove-top "espresso" machine
 

wabbitt Said:

If you determine that your glass range really won't cut it with a regular or stainless steel moka pot, I recommend an electric moka pot like the Delonghi Alicia or the Bialetti version, they're both (demitasse) 6-cup volume.  They have the advantage of automatic shutoff if you happen to walk away, whereas you must keep an eye on the stovetop versions.

The only thing I don't like about the Alicia is the top part is plastic.  I'm afraid I'm going to twist to remove it one day and it'll crack or break on me but I've had it long enough I won't cry over it, just move on to another pot in the cupboard.

Posted June 21, 2013 link

Thats what my fiances work has (the Alicia), it works pretty well. They don't have a stove (in an office obviously lol). And one of their Cuban employees goes around at 2:00 every day with "Cuban coffee" (hey its Miami lol)
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NobbyR
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Location: Germany
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Poccino Opus One, Ariete
Grinder: Eureka Mignon Istantaneo
Vac Pot: N/A
Drip: Melitta Linea Unica de Luxe
Roaster: N/A
Posted Sat Jun 22, 2013, 10:13pm
Subject: Re: The Moka stove-top "espresso" machine
 

germantownrob Said:

Keeping the aluminum pots in top condition is simple, rinse and dry with a towel, that's it. I have seen it posted a ton to never use soap and water but nobody ever says why. Sometimes I have to use soap and water to clean the pot if let sit dirty for to long, always back to normal on the second use.

Posted June 21, 2013 link

I guess there's nothing wrong with using dish liquid.

 
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Posted Sun Jun 23, 2013, 2:00am
Subject: Re: The Moka stove-top "espresso" machine
 

germantownrob Said:

Keeping the aluminum pots in top condition is simple, rinse and dry with a towel, that's it. I have seen it posted a ton to never use soap and water but nobody ever says why. Sometimes I have to use soap and water to clean the pot if let sit dirty for to long, always back to normal on the second use.  SS pots stay looking brand new, except for the one I put on camp fires.

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I'd add leaving it unassembled to air dry completely before screwing it back together. There's nothing wrong at all with using dish soap provided it is rinsed properly - just another urban myth.
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Posted Sun Jun 23, 2013, 8:18am
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__________ Said:

I'd add leaving it unassembled to air dry completely before screwing it back together. There's nothing wrong at all with using dish soap provided it is rinsed properly - just another urban myth.

Posted June 23, 2013 link

+1.  I have actually found that after air drying, then putting it back together, will again form a bit of the weird stuff inside.  I keep mine (my aluminum brikka) apart until use.  I give it a rinse before using again.  I never use dish soap with it, just a good rinse ad air dry.  I think I have had my brikka for about 6 years now, never had to replace a gasket.

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CMIN
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Espresso: Crossland CC1
Grinder: Baratza Preciso
Posted Sun Jun 23, 2013, 8:45am
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CoffeeRoastersClub Said:

I have had a couple occurances of essentially "overheated" moka from my Britta.  What happened was that I ground too fine and tampered it down a bit (which I do not do any longer).  This caused the brew to come out real slow (once the top popped), and the resulting brew in the top chamber was negatively influenced by the high heat from the now very hot water and steam in the bottom chamber, causing the sugars in the brew to caramelize and burn.  (As an aside the pressure vent opened too.)  Maybe this is what happened to other peoples moka pots causing some to say that the result was scorched or burned.  I would say yes that can happen with Moka pots, however it is due to error in using the pot and not the norm.

Len

Posted June 21, 2013 link

yeh thats why I tell people if they want to use Moka, buy some Pilon or Bustelo at the store as thats the grind your looking for Moka, and then adjust from there.
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