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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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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Moka pot induction heater

I was wondering whether there was such a thing as a small induction heater/hob for moka pots? I have a small moka pot which I loath using on my electric hob. I think it is a waste of energy given that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Purpose of Hole in Moka Funnel

I recently switched from a Bialetti Moka Express 3-cup stovetop espresso maker to a Cloer 5928 espresso maker. It has an integrated heating unit, just like an electric kettle, so making a coffee is ...
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What's the difference between a percolator and a moka pot?

What's the difference between a percolator and a moka pot? For example, differences in the device itself, the method of use, and the resulting brew? They seem somewhat similar, since both are ...
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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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How vigorously should I heat my moka?

I usually use a moka pot on my gas stove, and on the smallest flame adjusted so it's roughly the same size as the base, I get good results. However, when I'm at my parents', I use their moka on an ...
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Do I need to use a tamp if using a Moka pot stove top espresso maker?

Can I just add the coffee powder to the basket and let the the water vapour do the work or should I make use of a tamp same as with a professional Espresso machine?
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What is the purpose of the crimp on a moka funnel?

Spurred by this recent moka question... The funnel on my moka pot has a "crimp" -- a little ring-shaped indentation -- around the middle, similar to this one from Bialetti: What is the purpose of ...
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Does it make a difference whether the moka lid is open or not?

When brewing coffee with a moka pot, I often leave the lid open so I can better tell when the coffee is ready. Is having the lid off affecting the brewing process in any significant way? I imagine ...
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How should I make multiple batches quickly with a moka pot?

I made three batches in a row with a moka pot (for Vietnamese coffee ice cream!) recently. I did my best to handle things with a wet rag while still hot, but it was still a bit of a pain and a bit ...
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Do I need to boil the water before using my moka?

I was recently told that I could improve the flavour of my moka pot coffee by boiling the water separately before putting it in the pot and assembling it. The theory goes that this means that the ...

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