How To Make Better Coffee with a Moka Pot | ECT Weekly #025

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  1. virtualifett1
    virtualifett1 says:

    I did a little trick with mine to use a finer grind coffee. I simply replaced the metal filter inside the pot with a metal reusable filter for the aeropress and it fits perfect. Taste great too.

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  2. KevInKobe
    KevInKobe says:

    I found using hot water just a hassle. It buys time for fast extraction, but I find it was too fast for me. Instead I find using cold water using higher heat to work better for me. These things are tiny, and induction is actually really fast for this so it works perfect for me.
    I think all these guides are good. Everyone shows it different. You just have to find what works best for your equipment and coffee.

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  3. Emanuele Rossi
    Emanuele Rossi says:

    Mah…"de gustibus no disputandum est." Anyway some errors are made and wrongly taught in your video. In example you need to use cold water instead of hot water, just because you get losing aromas since the beginning. Second, you do not need to wash your moka pot (internationally known as italian coffee machine) but just rinse it and get drying open. No soap. Sometimes, you can easily clean it with a spoon table of sodium bicarbonate when you change rubber ring. After that operation you need to do some coffee and throw them to give taste to your clean italian coffee machine, your named moka pot… We say "avvinare" that is a chemical-physical operation made from every chemist in his lab with every chemist glass. At the end of all you do not need to get your italian coffee machine under water to stop extraction, it stops just with water boiling, passing trough coffee powder. Cheers!

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  4. david sebouk
    david sebouk says:

    Hello . I saw that you wash your pot anytime you use it and that is a little surprising to me . I never wash mine and have been advised never to do so . so I only rince it with cold water in order to keep the nice sheen that has formed into it and which in my opinion also contributes to the taste.
    But it's fine by me .
    I use an old little 2 cups bialetti moka pot if you wanna know.

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  5. Jing He
    Jing He says:

    Gosh. Browsed through dozens of videos on Moka Pot, yours is the cleanest. In some videos the inside of pot even turned into oxidized black….gross. Nice Video! May I ask how often do you guys change the rubber band?

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  6. Billy Harney
    Billy Harney says:

    I do everything as this video and similar but i never get the same crema come through at the start. Fresh beans, ground slightly courser than expresso at home, hot water to start and a clean pot. Any other factors i am missing?

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  7. Mansour Muteb
    Mansour Muteb says:

    I really have this question for a long time now and hopefully you guys can answer it :), now how clear is the cup of coffee after making it in a Moka pot? Is it a muddy coffee or the filter down there can hold the grounded coffee?
    Thank you guys you’re the best.

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  8. Epic Story
    Epic Story says:

    I've learned two important things this week to improve my Moka Pot coffee…. First I also didn't know you can remove the seal to open that bottom and really clean the inside! Second, I didn't know that its better to use a slightly coarser grind rather than very fine like espresso. I'm looking forward to improving the taste of my Moka Pot coffee!

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  9. Thijs B
    Thijs B says:

    Be careful or better don't use the green (hard) bit of the scrubbing sponge on your aluminium moka pot. Aluminium is quite soft and can scratch easily. You can clean the metal filter but don't use it on your aluminium moka pot, or it will get dirty even quicker.

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  10. Zoey Nguyen
    Zoey Nguyen says:

    It's funny that when Chefsteps made a video featuring James Hoffman, talking about the same technique , a bunch of angry Italians jumped in and refused to accept that there are different ways to use the Moka pot. But because you guys are Europeans, the reactions here are much more positive.

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  11. Altijd Wel Wat
    Altijd Wel Wat says:

    Grinding bit less coarse than V60/drip/pourover but also not as fine as espresso: just in between!
    Cleaning rubber ring and sieve really not necessary after each use. As long as you "just" clean and rinse all as soon as possible after use. Just "tested" this on mine and (surprisingly) no dirt at all since last 4 weeks! (I bought a new one and – once again – rinse all parts thoroughly and immediately after every use)
    And oh yeah…..: don't use a knife for takng ring out :-O, for more than one reason!!

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  12. Sam
    Sam says:

    thanks for the video. i recently started to use cold water. this way quite more coffee comes out 20-30 ml more). also i don`t do the cooling-down anymore. i think it makes no difference. from which company is your pot?

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  13. Wojciech Kamień
    Wojciech Kamień says:

    One more important thing to remember – especially when you use aluminium pots – drying. Leaving your moka pot wet makes it oxidize much faster than when kept dry.

    It's good to use a descaler from time to time – you can use water with citric acid powder (boil it inside the pot like coffee), vinegar with dish soap (1:2) or use ketchup (cover it and leave for 20mins). Replace the rubber seal from time to time – it's cheap.

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