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Date: 07 Oct 2006 19:35:12
From: Nosey Nanci
Subject: Anyone have a Mukka Express?
I just bought one off of Ebay and wondered if anyone has tried one and
their thoughts on it?

Nanci




 
Date: 13 Oct 2006 13:32:01
From: Martin
Subject: Re: Anyone have a Mukka Express?
The difficulty IMHO is trying for simple, cheap, AND good quality
(i.e. comparable to what you'd get at a good coffee/espresso bar). Not
always easy to come by.

http://tinyurl.com/tja5y would be an exmple of a better cappuccino
maker on a budget for you, but it's not going to be as 'simple' as the
Mukka.
http://tinyurl.com/vswkh is a current one up for bid.

This level of maker can reliably (with a better grinder, say this one:
http://tinyurl.com/tv5al - this may be why you couldn't get good
results with the La Pavoni, btw )
make cappuccinos far far superior to that with a Mukka. But, it's not
simple...until you learn the routine.

Having said that, the Mukka's already coming and if you're okay with
one cappa at at time (not two in a row), you may like it fine.

Good luck!

- tin

harvey wrote:
> Jack Denver wrote:
> > If you are going to use something else to froth milk, why would you buy a
> > Mukka Express? There are plenty of regular moka pots available for less $ .
> > The whole point of the Mukka (not that it works particularly well) is the
> > built in milk frothing feature.
>
> It was my understanding that the poster was asking for alternatives to
> the Mukka due to its problems. My mistake if that was not the case.



 
Date: 13 Oct 2006 10:33:34
From: harvey
Subject: Re: Anyone have a Mukka Express?
Jack Denver wrote:
> If you are going to use something else to froth milk, why would you buy a
> Mukka Express? There are plenty of regular moka pots available for less $ .
> The whole point of the Mukka (not that it works particularly well) is the
> built in milk frothing feature.

It was my understanding that the poster was asking for alternatives to
the Mukka due to its problems. My mistake if that was not the case.



 
Date: 12 Oct 2006 21:57:59
From: harvey
Subject: Re: Anyone have a Mukka Express?
Nosey Nanci wrote:
> Ok. Could you supply me with some ideas on what to get if you are on a
> real tight budget? I would like to get something that is very simple
> to use. I love cappuccinos, lattes, stuff like that, but I have never
> been one to just drink espresso itself.

I received my 2-cup Moka Express today from Ebay ($20ish). Combining
its output with milk frothed by the AeroLatte frother ($20) yielded a
really delicious cup--so good I immediately had to make a second (at
7pm). Sure, it's not real espresso, but as a long-time french-presser,
it seems to me to be closer than anything else. From what I've read,
most people recommend the 2-cup model specifically, which you'll
probably have to get off Ebay because US vendors don't seem to stock
it. I have the 6 cup stainless steel model on its way from amazon as
well ($50ish).

You'll have the extra step of frothing with a separate tool, but the
Moka Express is supposed to be very reliable (no leaks, consistent
output, etc.). I can't wait to drink some more tomorrow morning.

Good luck,

Harvey



  
Date: 13 Oct 2006 11:17:36
From: Jack Denver
Subject: Re: Anyone have a Mukka Express?
If you are going to use something else to froth milk, why would you buy a
Mukka Express? There are plenty of regular moka pots available for less $ .
The whole point of the Mukka (not that it works particularly well) is the
built in milk frothing feature.


"harvey" <harveyr@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1160715479.246191.7000@m7g2000cwm.googlegroups.com...
> Nosey Nanci wrote:
>> Ok. Could you supply me with some ideas on what to get if you are on a
>> real tight budget? I would like to get something that is very simple
>> to use. I love cappuccinos, lattes, stuff like that, but I have never
>> been one to just drink espresso itself.
>
> I received my 2-cup Moka Express today from Ebay ($20ish). Combining
> its output with milk frothed by the AeroLatte frother ($20) yielded a
> really delicious cup--so good I immediately had to make a second (at
> 7pm). Sure, it's not real espresso, but as a long-time french-presser,
> it seems to me to be closer than anything else. From what I've read,
> most people recommend the 2-cup model specifically, which you'll
> probably have to get off Ebay because US vendors don't seem to stock
> it. I have the 6 cup stainless steel model on its way from amazon as
> well ($50ish).
>
> You'll have the extra step of frothing with a separate tool, but the
> Moka Express is supposed to be very reliable (no leaks, consistent
> output, etc.). I can't wait to drink some more tomorrow morning.
>
> Good luck,
>
> Harvey
>




 
Date: 09 Oct 2006 09:34:45
From: Floor
Subject: Re: Anyone have a Mukka Express?


> too late!

Don't worry - if you meticulously stick to the instruction manual it
works OK. Sometimes it's difficult to open indeed - but only if I
forget to take away the valve immediately after pouring the coffee.

And no, it's nothing like a true cappuccino, it's caffe latte with a
muddy layer of brown froth on it - but it's convenient to use (if you
stick to the instructions) and it produces drinkable coffee.

But it certainly isn't worth its money, defininitely not...
F



  
Date: 13 Oct 2006 23:29:01
From: Nosey Nanci
Subject: Re: Anyone have a Mukka Express?
Well, my Mukka Express arrived and I have used it several times.
Because it did not come with a manual, I had several questions about
how long it would take and how do I know when it is done and all of
that. Well, it was answered soon.

I poured in the water, put in the coffee, poured in the milk and set
it on the electric burner. Several minutes later I hear this very loud
noise as the button popped up. I must say I was rather impressed with
it and having done different things each time (types of coffee,
amount, etc), I am getting very good tasting cappuccino. While it is
not exactly a real one in the true sense of the word, I like it and I
feel that I made a good purchase...for now.

Later on I will get something really good. Maybe even a Mr. Coffee
Espresso machine!

Just kidding. Thanks to everyone who offered me valuable help.

Nanci


 
Date: 08 Oct 2006 11:39:02
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Anyone have a Mukka Express?
too late!

Nosey Nanci wrote:
> I just bought one off of Ebay . . . .



 
Date: 08 Oct 2006 12:37:16
From: Jack Denver
Subject: Re: Anyone have a Mukka Express?
Is it too late to cancel your order?

This is really not the best way to make cappuccino. It's not even the best
way to make cappuccino on a budget.

If all the stars align perfectly it will make something drinkable if not
really a true cappuccino but a lot of people report that the thing leaks,
clogs, etc. Too many for it just to be stupidity or inability to follow
directions (though that probably helps).

"Nosey Nanci" <ferrante276-noseynanci@yahoo.com > wrote in message
news:dbegi2t6h3c16a5qjpep6v4agsip6bq0i1@4ax.com...
>I just bought one off of Ebay and wondered if anyone has tried one and
> their thoughts on it?
>
> Nanci




  
Date: 09 Oct 2006 17:50:03
From: Nosey Nanci
Subject: Re: Anyone have a Mukka Express?
On Sun, 8 Oct 2006 12:37:16 -0400, "Jack Denver"
<nunuvyer@netscape.net > wrote:

>Is it too late to cancel your order?
>
>This is really not the best way to make cappuccino. It's not even the best
>way to make cappuccino on a budget.

Ok. Could you supply me with some ideas on what to get if you are on a
real tight budget? I would like to get something that is very simple
to use. I love cappuccinos, lattes, stuff like that, but I have never
been one to just drink espresso itself.

I have a decent grinder, not a good one, but it seems decent. It will
have to do until I can afford a good one.

I appreciate all the help anyone can offer. I would like to, if
possible stay between $100-150 and even that is pushing it. Disability
checks don't go far. I don't have a lot in life, but I would love to
be able to make cappuccinos at home.

Btw, I paid $41 for the Mullka Express plus $8 shipping. I was not
going to pay the $90 they want for a new one. This one looks new. A
few years ago, I purchased a chrome La Pavoni Europicola off Ebay for
$325. It was so nice. Only thing was, I could not get anything tasty
from it. Too much work. Sold it on Ebay for $325.

Simple. I need simple.

Thanks so much,
Nanci


   
Date: 09 Oct 2006 20:27:44
From: Randy G.
Subject: Re: Anyone have a Mukka Express?
Nosey Nanci <ferrante276-noseynanci@yahoo.com > wrote:

>I have a decent grinder, not a good one, but it seems decent. It will
>have to do until I can afford a good one.
>
>
>Simple. I need simple.
>

Want very nice coffee- rich and full-bodied? Want to make it fast and
easy? Don't want to spend a lot? Easy clean-up? Fairly wide range of
parameters?
One solution: http://www.aerobie.com/Products/aeropress.htm
They sell for about $25-30 :
http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=Aerobie+Aeropress&lmode=online&scoring=p

Add a small, battery operated milk frother or use a moka pot for steam
if you wish.

Any simplier and it would come in a jar!
But then it wouldn't taste as good! ;-)

Randy "YaIgotONE" G.
http://www.EspressoMyEspresso.com




    
Date: 10 Oct 2006 09:54:45
From:
Subject: Re: Anyone have a Mukka Express?
FWIW: I have never been able to make a decent cup of coffee with the
Aerobiepress. (But, then again, I've never been able to toss the
aerobie disk as well as others can either.) Several here and
elsewhere love the thing. In my hands, it makes mediocre coffee at
best and calling it espresso is absurd.

I've been thinking about putting it up on ebay. It's damnnear new and
I'll never use it again.

Heresy, perhaps, but I prefer my moka pots. With care, I find that
they make a much better cup. Go figure.

Haven't tired the mukka though as I don't drink milk.

As always, your mileage will vary.



On Mon, 09 Oct 2006 20:27:44 -0700, Randy G. <frcn@DESPAMMOcncnet.com >
wrote:

>Nosey Nanci <ferrante276-noseynanci@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>>I have a decent grinder, not a good one, but it seems decent. It will
>>have to do until I can afford a good one.
>>
>>
>>Simple. I need simple.
>>
>
>Want very nice coffee- rich and full-bodied? Want to make it fast and
>easy? Don't want to spend a lot? Easy clean-up? Fairly wide range of
>parameters?
> One solution: http://www.aerobie.com/Products/aeropress.htm
>They sell for about $25-30 :
>http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=Aerobie+Aeropress&lmode=online&scoring=p
>
>Add a small, battery operated milk frother or use a moka pot for steam
>if you wish.
>
>Any simplier and it would come in a jar!
> But then it wouldn't taste as good! ;-)
>
> Randy "YaIgotONE" G.
>http://www.EspressoMyEspresso.com
>
>





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Date: 10 Oct 2006 19:38:23
From: Nosey Nanci
Subject: Re: Anyone have a Mukka Express?

>
>I've been thinking about putting it up on ebay. It's damnnear new and
>I'll never use it again.

I might be interested in buying it if you put it up on Ebay or if you
want to sell it to my directly. If so, e-mail me at:

ferrante276-noseynanci@yahoo.com

Thanks,
Nanci


     
Date: 10 Oct 2006 13:16:12
From: Jack Denver
Subject: Re: Anyone have a Mukka Express?
I don't own one of these things, but a lot of well respected people report
loving them (for what they are, which is most assuredly not espresso
machines). Are you sure that you are following the directions of the
manufacturer and the fine points discussed here and elsewhere closely? I
know that some of the recommendations (e.g water temperature ) are not those
typically used. It's possible that the brew is just not to your taste, but I
wouldn't rule out that you are doing something wrong that is affecting the
results.


<Roque Ja > wrote in message
news:dmjni2lbjrj8ba47bnmpkhp4arhmsvcjr4@4ax.com...
> FWIW: I have never been able to make a decent cup of coffee with the
> Aerobiepress. (But, then again, I've never been able to toss the
> aerobie disk as well as others can either.) Several here and
> elsewhere love the thing. In my hands, it makes mediocre coffee at
> best and calling it espresso is absurd.
>
> I've been thinking about putting it up on ebay. It's damnnear new and
> I'll never use it again.
>
> Heresy, perhaps, but I prefer my moka pots. With care, I find that
> they make a much better cup. Go figure.
>
> Haven't tired the mukka though as I don't drink milk.
>
> As always, your mileage will vary.
>
>
>
> On Mon, 09 Oct 2006 20:27:44 -0700, Randy G. <frcn@DESPAMMOcncnet.com>
> wrote:
>
>>Nosey Nanci <ferrante276-noseynanci@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>
>>>I have a decent grinder, not a good one, but it seems decent. It will
>>>have to do until I can afford a good one.
>>>
>>>
>>>Simple. I need simple.
>>>
>>
>>Want very nice coffee- rich and full-bodied? Want to make it fast and
>>easy? Don't want to spend a lot? Easy clean-up? Fairly wide range of
>>parameters?
>> One solution: http://www.aerobie.com/Products/aeropress.htm
>>They sell for about $25-30 :
>>http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=Aerobie+Aeropress&lmode=online&scoring=p
>>
>>Add a small, battery operated milk frother or use a moka pot for steam
>>if you wish.
>>
>>Any simplier and it would come in a jar!
>> But then it wouldn't taste as good! ;-)
>>
>> Randy "YaIgotONE" G.
>>http://www.EspressoMyEspresso.com
>>
>>
>
>
>
>
>
> _______________________________________
> Please Note: If you find a posting or message from me
> offensive, inappropriate, or disruptive, please ignore it.
> If you don't know how to ignore a posting, complain to
> me and I will be only too happy to demonstrate.




 
Date: 08 Oct 2006 09:08:54
From: Frank103
Subject: Re: Anyone have a Mukka Express?
I bought one at Sonoma-Williams and thought the coffee it produced wasn't
bad but if I wanted a second cup I had to wait about 30-45 min. for the
pressure in the bottom unit to go down before I could open it. The
instructions tell you to use a wrench to loosen the pressure valve on the
side if the pressure prevents you from opening it. Since I bought it at S-W,
I just returned it for a full refund. Amazon has over 30 reviews. Some are
happy; some are not. Good luck.


"Nosey Nanci" <ferrante276-noseynanci@yahoo.com > wrote in message
news:dbegi2t6h3c16a5qjpep6v4agsip6bq0i1@4ax.com...
>I just bought one off of Ebay and wondered if anyone has tried one and
> their thoughts on it?
>
> Nanci




  
Date: 08 Oct 2006 12:19:41
From: Jack Denver
Subject: Re: Anyone have a Mukka Express?
I've never used one of these things, but couldn't you reduce the pressure by
sticking the whole thing under the cold water faucet? That's what I do with
my pressure cooker when I want to reduce pressure quickly.



"Frank103" <frank103@cox.net > wrote in message
news:vo9Wg.32154$iA5.20615@dukeread11...
>I bought one at Sonoma-Williams and thought the coffee it produced wasn't
>bad but if I wanted a second cup I had to wait about 30-45 min. for the
>pressure in the bottom unit to go down before I could open it. The
>instructions tell you to use a wrench to loosen the pressure valve on the
>side if the pressure prevents you from opening it. Since I bought it at
>S-W, I just returned it for a full refund. Amazon has over 30 reviews. Some
>are happy; some are not. Good luck.
>
>
> "Nosey Nanci" <ferrante276-noseynanci@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:dbegi2t6h3c16a5qjpep6v4agsip6bq0i1@4ax.com...
>>I just bought one off of Ebay and wondered if anyone has tried one and
>> their thoughts on it?
>>
>> Nanci
>
>