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    My new (coffee) toy!!

    I'm going to enjoy some of this goodness tonight!


    Bialetti Mukka Express

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    So...let me get this straight. It steams the milk with the water that's making the coffee too. And then the two mix when you pour it?
    If that's correct, neat!

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    Oh boy Cappuccino at your place?
    I had a regular mocha type pot made excellent coffee.

    hmm, might have to go fire up the espresso machine now.
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    I use a Moka pot, but in the American style. I use very good light to medium roast coffee with as coarse a grind as my grinder can make. I don't fill the coffee reservoir, or tamp the coffee down. Because there is so little pressure, tamping is
    not important here.

    It works quite well.
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    Looks like a nice toy. I have one of the classic Moka Express and it makes a nice cup of coffee.
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    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    So...let me get this straight. It steams the milk with the water that's making the coffee too. And then the two mix when you pour it?
    If that's correct, neat!
    Yep...pretty much. You can do it under pressure for a cappucino or without for a simple cafe au lait.


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    KT
    Oh boy Cappuccino at your place?
    I had a regular mocha type pot made excellent coffee.

    hmm, might have to go fire up the espresso machine now.
    I've never had coffee from a moka pot before.....so its one I wanted in my arsenal (ibrik, vacuum pot, french press, manual drip, etc....). I have a regular espresso machine too.

    Quote Originally Posted by late View Post
    I use a Moka pot, but in the American style. I use very good light to medium roast coffee with as coarse a grind as my grinder can make. I don't fill the coffee reservoir, or tamp the coffee down. Because there is so little pressure, tamping is
    not important here.

    It works quite well.
    With course grind? It's meant for espresso grind only.....seems that would come out weird.....weak tasting.

    Quote Originally Posted by gnome View Post
    Looks like a nice toy. I have one of the classic Moka Express and it makes a nice cup of coffee.
    I think this is the same as the classic Moka Express....just the latest and greatest model.
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    Hmm. I have never used or had coffee from one of these. I will be interested to see the reports.
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    My parents gave me their mukka express when they couldn't figure out how to use it without leaking. Basically they just didn't tighten it enough, as I have run it maybe 15 times without a leak.

    But, after those 15 tries, I've given up on it. I started with preground espresso, then got my own burr grinder and started using fresh roasted beans. Tried light roast, then medium, then dark. Every SINGLE time the results were basically the same: a hazy, murky drink with little body. I just wasn't impressed. I tried different amounts of water in the bottom and different amounts of milk. I loosely filled and tried packing tight the coffee holder. I finally gave up.

    I'll be curious how yours turns out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
    ...my arsenal (ibrik, vacuum pot, french press, manual drip, etc....). I have a regular espresso machine too.
    SRLSY, you some sort of seattlite or sumthin?

    good on ya', I'm saving up for a good bur grinder myself.
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    I don't understand. Why would you want to sully up your coffee with things like milk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
    I've never had coffee from a moka pot before.....so its one I wanted in my arsenal (ibrik, vacuum pot, french press, manual drip, etc....). I have a regular espresso machine too.
    What are you using for espresso?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    I don't understand. Why would you want to sully up your coffee with things like milk?
    OMG! Coffee goes better with milk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_e View Post
    OMG! Coffee goes better with milk.
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    No it doesn't. It tastes like crap with milk. If I wanted to taste milk, I'd drink milk, but I don't because I like coffee.

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    Coffee is good with milk and without milk. Really depends on the coffee and the mood I'm in.
    Either way, Coffee ice cream is the best flavor of ice cream.....don't care what anyone else says.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_e View Post
    OMG! Coffee goes better with milk.
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    Adding milk to coffee is a surefire way to ruin a good cup. I drink milk. I like milk. Just keep it the he** away from my coffee.
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    The only time I put milk in is if I am making a latte or capp at home. For my drip and French press, I like my coffee the way I like my women: hot, strong and black.
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    coffee stout + half n half topped with cheese whiz and a ******* ass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MillCreek View Post
    The only time I put milk in is if I am making a latte or capp at home. For my drip and French press, I like my coffee the way I like my women: hot, strong and black.
    That beats dark and bitter...

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    very nice.

    I`m stuck at work with nothing but Folgers to drink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
    With course grind? It's meant for espresso grind only.....seems that would come out weird.....weak tasting.
    Nope, I have the opposite problem. It's never weak, but if I'm not careful about how much coffee I grind I can get it too strong. It's basically a percolator used that way.
    Only thing wrong with percs is that they're slow, this isn't.

    Frankly, espresso evolved in an age where coffee had lost most of it's flavor by the time it got to Europe. We don't have that problem anymore, so there is no need to burn the crap out of it.

    Opened a lovely bag of Ethiopian this morning, never had an Ethiopian with a nutty quality to the taste before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by late View Post
    Nope, I have the opposite problem. It's never weak, but if I'm not careful about how much coffee I grind I can get it too strong. It's basically a percolator used that way.
    Only thing wrong with percs is that they're slow, this isn't.

    Frankly, espresso evolved in an age where coffee had lost most of it's flavor by the time it got to Europe. We don't have that problem anymore, so there is no need to burn the crap out of it.

    Opened a lovely bag of Ethiopian this morning, never had an Ethiopian with a nutty quality to the taste before.

    how do you burn espresso? Steam, forced through coffee grounds, will not burn it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
    how do you burn espresso? Steam, forced through coffee grounds, will not burn it.
    Steam will in fact burn it, but I think he's talking about over-roasting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas View Post
    Steam will in fact burn it, but I think he's talking about over-roasting.
    Indeed,
    part of the flavor is in the aromatic oils which dissipate or burn at high temperatures.
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