Questions tagged [moka]

Making coffee with Moka pots, which are metal pots used to brew coffee on a stove, using steam pressure to force heated water up through ground coffee into an upper chamber.

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Is it safe to deburr a Moka pot with a file

I have a 3 cup aluminum bialetti that I've had for a year. One thing that bothers me is that there are burrs around the edges on the upper section that trap coffee and are hard to clean. I have some ...
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Is it safe to use aluminum foil inside a moka pot?

My moka pot is sputtering coffee instead of pouring flowing coffee so I'm trying to find a solution on how to fix this. I stumbled upon this video, with a similar issue in which the filter is a bit ...
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Is it safe to use a moka pot after coffee was burnt in it without water? [duplicate]

I accidentally put my aluminum moka pot on the stove without any water in it, and noticed it after the coffee inside started burning. The bottom of the is a bit burnt on the surface, but the gasket ...
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Question about dirt/rust moka pot

Today I decided that I want to improve the quality of the coffee I'm consuming, so I decided to start brewing coffee at home. I have a Pedrini moka pot that was stored for a few years without use. ...
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How can I clean my these spots on my aluminium moka pot?

I left my aluminium moka pot unused for a year and it turn out to be so rusty. I think it was too damp at my outer kitchen. Is there a way to revive it? Advance thank you for the answer 🙏🙏
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Are there any tools to help filling the moka pot with coffee and prevent wasting coffee?

While preparing coffee in my 2-cup moka pot, I usually try to carefully sprinkle ground coffee from my grinder into the funnel of my pot. When I reach approximately the amount of coffee needed to fill ...
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Is it good to have the "floating oil" on the surface of some coffee drinks?

Coffees prepared with some standard home machines (e.g., non-paper-filtered methods like moka, Turkish, or even some espresso machines) have something on the surface. It looks like oil from the beans. ...
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Why is tamping necessary for espresso machines but not mokas?

Why is tamping necessary for espresso machines but not mokas? Kingston's How to Make Coffee: The Science Behind the Bean, on how to use a moka, says: Fill the funnel with enough finely ground coffee ...
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Why do espresso grains have to be finely ground and French press grains coursely ground?

Why do espresso grains have to be finely ground? (I've seen some moka pot instructions say medium is good, too.) I thought espresso machines extracted the most out of the grains, so it would seem they ...
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Is this moka still safe to use?

My Bialetti Moka has porous holes that seem to go beneath the surface. These pictures show those small holes. (click to enlarge)
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how often should I replace the metal filter on a Bialetti Moka Express 6-cup?

I've been using the same filter in my Moka pot for one year, and it looks fine. None of the holes are blocked. But I noticed that Bialetti sells gasket packs in threes with one filter included. That ...
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What type of coffee maker is this?

I got a stove top coffee maker, from my grandfather (not antique, he bought it recently). I am not sure what type it is. I claims to be a percolator, but functions more like a moka pot. They have ...
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Do Hand Ground Beans Work for a Moka Pot?

I'm thinking of buying a hand grinder but can't seem to find enough information to ensure that I'll be able to make good coffee in my Moka pot, i.e., that the size of the grind will be adequate. Can I ...
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Why does my moka pot sputter?

I have an old 6-cup moka pot (bialetti) that I recently replaced the filter and the rubber gasket (bialetti brand), however the extraction time seems a bit long, bubbles to soon(almost immediately) ...
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Help me determine the strength of my coffee

I drink coffee from a Nespresso Machine (Nespresso Pixie). I use one capsule of Ristretto Italiano (black), but run it twice under the 'Lungo' option. Thus my question is: What is the strength of ...
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Another Moka pot stain

So I recently got a Brikka, and I am happy with this item. But now I start to see more and more stains, and I was wondering if this would be okay to use? Are there any safety issues? Coffee tastes ...
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Moka pot - adding nutty flavor to coffee

I used a spice/coffee grinder to grind coffee beans for the Moka pot since nothing else was available and the flax seed residue from previous grind left a nutty flavor per chance. I liked the taste ...
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Replaced gasket on moka pot and it misbehaves - should the gasket be treated with anything?

First of all, I've seen Why does my moka pot sputter?, which covers a very similar issue but has no answers and doesn't ask the specific question I have. My 6 cup Bialetti is probably from the 1960s, ...
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How to reduce acidity (and increase strength) of moka pot coffee?

I drink coffee, from a stovetop moka pot. I do not add anything to it. No milk, no sugar, no water. Just the output of the moka pot is drunk, by me (not sure, if that is the norm). I have read in some ...
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Scratches on the upper chamber of newly mochapot!

I have just got my mocha pot for the first time by enthusiasm but look what i have found! Deep scratches, not one or two, a lot! It almost looks like someone did this intentionally while producing. ...
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Why does the same coffee in my Hario V60 drip tastes better then in Bialetti stainless steel moka pot?

I use same beans (either Flowgrade or Bulletproof), and grind in a Rhinowares hard grinder (adjusting the screw by tightening max, and then unwind by 5 clicks). I use about 28 grams of coffee for 500 ...
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Troubleshooting Moka coffee grind size vs sediments

I recently received as a gift a pack of pre-ground coffee that was supposed to be incredible, but I just can't get it to work. I'm still getting used to my Moka pot, so its normal that I don't get a ...
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Moka pot - oxidization, rust or mold?

I'm using a Tescoma paloma moka pot (aluminium) and after three years (and one mistake made by a friend of mine - tried to clean it with detergent) I noticed a build-up of two things: White spots ...
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Stainless steel moka pot with a crema valve for espresso-like crema

Are there any moka pots (made of stainless steel) that produce crema? I know there is the Bialetti Brikka, but its made of aluminum and that's not what I'm looking for. I know the Brikka does not ...
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Golden Brown Spot in the Bottom of the Water Chamber (Moka Pot)

I bought an aluminium 6-cup moka pot 2-3 weeks ago. It's about $4.5 dollars in where i live (it's relatively cheap because i live in a third world country). It's probably from a local manufacturer ...
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What is this white spots inside my Bialetti Moka?

What is this white spots inside my Bialetti Moka, and they appear even after clean it.
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Left on the stovetop without water -- do I need a new moka pot?

I put my moka pot & coffee on the stove this morning and forgot to put water into the bottom. Definitely a strong burnt rubber and burnt coffee smell before I noticed it; the rubber gasket was ...
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How do I make an espresso shot in a moka pot?

Ive tried brewing espresso in a moka pot but I end up making coffee that tastes like drip coffee. Not sure why, but is it because the water level in the moka pot (I fill it up just below the opening ...
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What's this ring around the inside of my moka pot?

I just bought a Bialetti moka stainless steel pot and when I went to wash it for the first time (before any use) I noticed this rust-looking ring around the inner bottom portion of the top pot where ...
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Most moka pots don't work on my induction stove. How can I still use them?

Most moka pots don't work on my induction stove. How can I still use them? I use a camping stove temporarily, but it requires me to buy gas refills every now and then. Is there an easier way?
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What are these spots on the inside of my moka pot? Do I need to remove them?

I've got these spots on the inside the bottom section of my Bialetti Moka Express: They are placed pretty evenly around the ridgy part toward the edge of the bottom of the circle, with a few toward ...
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Why does water remain in the bottom chamber after brewing with a moka pot?

We are new owners of a Espress Nero four cup Moka Pot by Vev-Vigano. We have followed instructions from print sources, on-line articles, and YouTube videos and have yet to see reference as to why the ...
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Spots on Moka Pot, I suspect they are mold

I have this Bialetti Moka pot for over a year. I wasn't using it very frequently until a couple of months ago. Now I use it almost every day. I think in last December, I made coffee and forget to ...
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Cleaning a stovetop espresso maker (moka pot) before first use

How should a Moka pot be cleaned before first use and does this depend on what it's made of (aluminium or stainless steel)? Like with most Moka-related things, I'm finding a lot of different ...
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How to properly use the Bialetti Brikka

The Brikka, like many stovetop espresso makers, has a lot of parameters that affect how the espresso turns out. What are the best parameters for using the Brikka correctly? Which of these are more ...
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Bialeti Brikka with Silver vs Black Bottom

I ordered the Bialetti Brikka off of Amazon, the new one I think with the silver bottom: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008G48DW4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 But I ...
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Can I use cocoa-dusted coffee in my moka pot?

I have a 3-cup Bialetti Moka Express pot and some coffee beans dusted with cocoa powder that I bought from a chocolate shop. My French press is stuck at work due to the quarantine, so I can't use them ...
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Brikka either too bubbly crema or doesn't work

so I'm still new to brewing with Brikka and I found my results are quite inconsistent. So, I try to follow each steps and the how to make coffee part on the product manual. Cold water, fill the funnel ...
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When and how should I clean my moka pot?

I regularly use a moka pot for making coffee, and I've heard different people tell me about cleaning it. The consensus does seem to be that I should never clean it with soap, just rinse it with warm/...
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Is the moka pot predisposed to producing burnt or bitter coffee?

Some time ago, I bought a moka pot in the hope of producing coffee that more closely resembled espresso. And using good coffee, and experimenting with technique, I have produced some very rich, nicely-...
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Aluminium moka pot put through dishwasher and then polished - would it alter taste?

Common perceptions on Aluminium moka pots: They need to be kept dry as to prevent aluminium oxidation. Some people reckon you should just rinse the pot and not clean it completely, in order to ...
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Accidentially put aluminum moka pot on stove without water ... is it still usable?

I was a bit tired this morning and accidentally put my moka pot (Bialetti Brikka, aluminum) on the stove with the water still in the top (for measuring the amount), instead of pouring it into the ...
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My moka pot brew exploded. What did I do wrong?

Well the moka pot itself didn't explode, rather the coffee bursted out from the funnel of the collecting chamber and through the middle of the moka pot, splashing all my clothes and half of my kitchen ...
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Moka vs. pour-over

What are the differences in the coffee made from a moka pot vs. a pour-over? Does one extract more of the beans' oil than another?
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Is this moka pot safe?

I didn't use it for more than half an year. When I took it out, I saw the inside of the pot is oxidation or rust, is it safe to use it? How can I clean it?
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How can I clean a rusted moka pot?

I got a moka pot about 1 year ago, I used only 2 times. After the first time I used it I cleaned it with soap and let it air dry. I noticed then some oxidation (rust) inside the pot, I tried to soak ...
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Please Help find Moka Pot Gasket Replacement

I have a vintage Carlo Giannini Moka Pot. A family member mistakenly threw away the original rubber gasket. I'm not sure how to determine the number of cups in the moka pot. Can someone please help ...
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Does Chicory make coffee taste bitter?

I am new to coffee and recently ordered a dark roast pre ground coffee mix containing 20% chicory and 80% 'coffee'. No mention of date of roasting or anything. When I brew the coffee the only 'notes' ...
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What is this tamper/filter thing that came with my moka pot for?

I recently bought a new moka pot similar to this one: It has a base, funnel, top and a little extra bit that seems to just fit inside the funnel. What is it for?
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Coffee ground too finely - how to deal with it?

We bought a pack of coffee and had it ground on site, like many times before. The new sales girl must have misunderstood something and used a too-fine setting, finest (for espresso) instead of second ...