How to Make Italian Espresso In a Moka Coffee Pot

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  1. Stephanie Eva
    Stephanie Eva says:

    This was SO helpful, thank you! Loved that you explained what to do, and why it's done! Just bought my Moka, can't keep running out for espresso each morning!! My Mom told me about an Italian woman she worked with who would use the Moka each day at coffee break, who also added sugar to the whole pot. She said it was the best "espresso" she has ever had. I don't care what people want to call the coffee outcome.. I'm down to try any way!

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  2. MistressArte
    MistressArte says:

    O.O Thank you so much for this video, I was going to buy an espresso machine and they are like really expensive XD so I bought one of these in instead. When I get it I'll use your instructions to make them. ^__^ I can't wait! ^__^ I don't love mornings, but this is going to help. XD

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  3. IMightBeWrong
    IMightBeWrong says:

    The Moka Pot can't make Espresso. It just makes a strong coffee. Espresso MUST be made between 8.5 and 9.5 bars of pressure. The Moka Pot can only get you about 1.5 bars of pressure, FAR from enough to make a real Italian Expresso. Also, regardless of what water other Italians use the quality of the water you use is going to be in the final result of your brew. Use the best water you have available. If you get really great tap water, use it. In most places in the U.S. the tap water is full of crap like chlorine and sediment and tastes horrible and should be either filtered with a proper system or substituted for bottled water.

    That said, Moka Pot coffee is awesome. Definitely a great way to brew coffee, but it is not Espresso.

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  4. James Moore
    James Moore says:

    Dumb question, but I just just use less coffee grounds, will I get weaker coffee, akin to American coffee?  I ask because I have one of this pots, but I don't really have a desire to drink espresso, and would much rather have fresh coffee that I would drink an entire mug of.  

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  5. Daniele Menni
    Daniele Menni says:

    I really don't know where you got the information that everyone in Italy uses moka to make coffee, we're not in the '50s anymore, people have espresso machines and they mostly use that way to make coffee in my country.

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  6. Albert Paradise
    Albert Paradise says:

    BUAHAHHAAH HOW TO MAKE ESPRESSO IN A MOKA COFFEE POT?? THE ESPRESSO COFFEE IS ONE THING, THE MOKA COFFEE IS ANOTHER, THE ESPRESSO MACHINE IS ONE THING (MOSTLY IN BARS), THE MOKA MACHINE IS ANOTHER (MOST COMMON MACHINE TO MAKE COFFEE AT HOME)….AND PLEASE DON'T CALL IT POT, TO CALL POT A MOKA MACHINE IS LIKE DRINKING CAPPUCCINO AFTER PIZZA….MOST OF YOU AMERICANS SHOULD STAY AT HOME YOU'RE NOT MADE FOR UNDERSTANDING OTHER'S HABITS AND COSTUMES

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  7. Bob Bobs
    Bob Bobs says:

    put milk in a mason jar, microwave with lid off till hot, shake hot milk vigorously, place back in microwave for ~15 seconds. pour foamy milk in to ready waiting coffee or espresso. make sure you get all of the foam out of the jar

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  8. CapaBE
    CapaBE says:

    Hi there Whitney, I enjoyed your video a lot and your coffee looks very good.
    I also have found another link with a more detailed instruction on how to handle the bialetti for achieving an even better coffee. But unfortunately I cannot publish a link to another site here. But look in google for: "tem je bialetti" and you will find a dutch site with 10 steps written in English.

    Greetings from Belgium 🙂

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  9. liquidamber2
    liquidamber2 says:

    You are too cute! I dont know why most Americans don't know about tnis maker. I have been using this for the last 13 years. It is truly delicious. One lasts me the whole day (we have the medium maker) thanks for this!

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  10. Romeo Lingaolingao
    Romeo Lingaolingao says:

    Thanks for this great video! I've been wanting to make espresso at home. So after watching this video, I jumped in to my car and went to Wal-Mart to get a moka pot and a pack of Lavazza the same as yours!

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  11. MrBillytwice
    MrBillytwice says:

    Thanks for posting these instructions, however the coffee produced using one of these is very strong. I have to mix it 50:50 with hot water. This makes the brew much more user friendly. I find it better than the coffee you usually get in coffee shops. I'm glad to see I got it almost right thanks to your video.

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  12. Hüseyin
    Hüseyin says:

    first of all,I congratulate for this nice video about making coffe with pot.today,I bought coffee pot.I think it is little big one.I saw it is made in italy written under the pot.I wanted to learn how to make coffe and found this video.I am writing from Turkey.I usually am insterested in foreign coffe.Especially American and European coffees.I would like to taste them.And I would like to make real Capucchino coffee 😉 Whitney,I would like to come to you to drink coffee! ;))

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