How to use the Italian coffee maker (or Moka pot)

The Italian coffee maker is also known as mocha coffee pot. Invented by Alfonso Bialetti in 1933, it provides a fairly powerful coffee. It is extracted through the pressurized water vapor that forms in the lower compartment of the coffeemaker. The low cost of this coffee maker has democratized the consumption of coffee in homes for whom the purchase of an espresso machine was financially inconceivable. A tutorial on the Italian coffee maker in video A little more on the Italian coffee maker The coffee maker is composed of three compartments. The lower part is dedicated to the water that will be used for extraction. This hermetic chamber will bring water to a boil and create steam under pressure. The second part is the coffee filter where will be placed the ground coffee moderately fine (between the ground espresso and the ground filter). The third part is the receptacle for the extracted coffee. This reminds the operation of the Neapolitan coffee machine. Advice! It is strongly recommended to boil the water before pouring it into the receptacle. With cold water, the coffee maker will be in contact with the heat source much longer to bring the water to a boil. By conduction, the ground coffee contained in the coffee pot, deposited on the fire, could burn. And do not forget to thoroughly clean your coffee maker after use, especially the gasket for safety reasons. A poorly cleaned coffee maker will add an unpleasant taste to the coffee. How to use the Italian coffeemaker (or Moka pot) was last modified: November 14th, 2016 by The Filter Holder


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