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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Water shooting out of spout in Moka pot

I've been watching videos of people preparing coffee in Moka pots on Youtube and one thing I noticed is that most people seem to initially leave the lid open. However, when I tried this the initial ...
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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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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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What variables influence yield for a stovetop/moka pot?

I got a moka pot a couple of months ago and have more or less settled on a formula I like, but one thing still really puzzles me. The quantity that ends up in the top chamber has started varying ...
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Leak in base of Moka pot

I have a modern Bialetti stovetop moka pot. It's been used in an induction hob. It has developed a leak on the side of the base How does that happen? Can it be repaired?
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What does moka pot cups mean?

I bought a moka pot days ago and have been using it almost everyday, each time i fill it with ground coffee and enough water and i drink it all by myself. Today i noticed that on its box its written ...
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Pouring espresso into hot water versus hot water into espresso

struggling to find an answer to this (if there is one), perhaps because nature of the question doesn't work so well with search engines. Essentially, I've noticed (and so have others I've spoken to ...
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Moka pot sputters and gurgles despite my best efforts

Videos like this one show a smooth, viscous flow of coffee from the bottom of a moka pot into the top. Moreover, I've read that you should cut off the heat as soon as you start to hear a gurgling ...
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Coffee percolator

I have bought an Italian percolator and cannot get the taste right, like you would find in a coffee house. I buy beans from a proper coffee house and tried many different coffee types and origins. ...
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Improving my Brikka moka pot use

I have a Brikka and I'm trying to improve the coffee I make. I have seen this post, but am using an electric stove instead of a gas range. Q1: Does anyone use one with an electric element as ...
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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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Moka Express Pot, rusting?

I know the Bialetti Moka pots are aluminium and I understood this means they can't rust? But mine seems to have a small spot of rust on the hinge part? Is this part not aluminium? Is there anything I ...
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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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Coffee in bottom chamber of moka pot?

I have recently purchased a new Bialetti moka pot and I've found that after brewing a cup of coffee and letting the pot cool down, there's coffee in the bottom chamber. Am I cutting off the heat too ...
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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 the volume of Brikka 2 cup water chamber?

I received a used 2 cup Brikka without the measuring cup. Anyone knows what is the volume of this measuring cup?
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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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Cold Espresso with moka pot

I bought a moka pot few moths ago and I've enjoyed brewing "espresso" with it. I wonder if it would be possible to make cool my espresso so I can drink it the next day. It would be handy if I could ...
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I've burned my stainless steel macchinetta. Is it still safe for use?

I accidentally put my macchinetta on the stove with no water in it. A few minutes have passed until I realized what I have done, and in the mean time the pot has overheated, started to smell quite ...
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What's the optimal size of a moka pot for a single espresso?

I'm new to brewing coffee. All I'm after is a single espresso in the morning. Sometimes latte. I've recently got myself a 6 cup moka pot - the smallest one we had in a local store. Doing it by ...
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What is the difference between the coffee brew from a moka pot and percolator?

I don't drink coffee. BEAR WITH ME Still, I enjoy making coffee for other people. Could you please describe the differences between the brews from a moka pot and a percolator? I know this is sort ...
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Is it safe to say that same type of coffee used with an espresso machine is ideal for a moka pot?

As far as the type of: bean; the better-suited roast; proper grind-size goes; ...do you treat a moka pot's coffee (bean/roast/grind) the same way as a full espresso machine? I use a Bialetti Brikka -...
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How to avoid coffee grounds in my cup with a Bialetti?

When I make coffee with my Bialetti, there is a bit of coffee grounds in my cup. Is the coffee too thin ? On the package is written that it is fine for the Bialetti machine.
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Why does my Moka pot sometimes produce GREAT coffee and sometimes awful coffee?

So I try to grind about the same each time but for some reason if I don't hit the jackpot on adjusting my hand grinder I get sour or bitter coffee. Why is my Moka Express so finicky?
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Does longer brewing time with hot water negatively effect flavor?

I've been reading the answers to related questions, but I'm still confused about the variable of the length of brewing time. I've heard that when using a Moka pot, one should turn off the flame ...
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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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Bialetti Brikka..is 2 cup really 1 cup?

My bialetti brikka claims to be a 2 cup espresso maker. However, I only see one water fill line. When I use this line, it produces one cup of espresso. I thought there might be a second fill line for ...
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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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Optimal moka pot size for flavor extraction?

My hunch is the smaller the moka pot, the higher the pressure buildup, resulting in higher extraction. Is this true and are there any other variables that may negate this theory?
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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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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 ...
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Has anyone encountered roughness in moka pot with mold? [duplicate]

I used moka pot (bialetti) for the first time then I rinsed it with tap water and let it on the bench. One week later when I took it to make coffee I saw the botom-most part of the moka pot which was ...
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Is this kettle (Moka pot) intended for re-brewing coffee?

I have this kettle that looks something like this It has quite a lot of space for coffee and not so much for water (I am filling them up both to max). Is it intended for coffee to be re-brewed (...
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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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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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How to reduce sourness in my moka-pot brew?

so most things I read say the common problem with a moka pot is a bitter, over-extracted brew, so I'm confused as to why I'm getting the opposite. Here are the beans I'm using- http://www....
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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 ...