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Date: 04 Mar 2007 14:19:18
From:
Subject: Bialetti Moka Express
Hi everyone,

I just bought the Bialetti Moka Express (3-cup model) and I wanted to
know how much espresso to use per cup of water? I know for regular
coffee I usually use 1 tablespoon per 2 cups of water. Any
suggestions?

Thanks,

Emily





 
Date: 07 Mar 2007 12:16:38
From: John S.
Subject: Re: Bialetti Moka Express
On 4, 5:19 pm, esin...@hotmail.com wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
> I just bought the Bialetti Moka Express (3-cup model) and I wanted to
> know how much espresso to use per cup of water? I know for regular
> coffee I usually use 1 tablespoon per 2 cups of water. Any
> suggestions?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Emily

What do the directions say.



 
Date: 07 Mar 2007 07:25:51
From: cpaullie
Subject: Re: Bialetti Moka Express
On 6, 9:14 pm, bob prohaska's usenet account <b...@www.zefox.net >
wrote:
> *alan* <in_flagra...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Just curious --- what are the "certain advantages" of an electric stove with
> > the Bialetti (or anything, for that matter)?
>
> The heat is applied mostly by conduction to the bottom of the
> boiler, with minimal heating/scorching of the sides and handle.
>
> bob prohaska
>
>


I use mine every day on my gas cooktop, and the key is just to keep
the flame low - it makes a better brew on lower heat (with any heat
source) anyway, so - with all due respect - the argument seems to be
moot....

Cheers,

Paul M



 
Date: 06 Mar 2007 15:35:36
From: Flasherly
Subject: Re: Bialetti Moka Express
On 6, 7:08 am, "*alan*" <in_flagra...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> "bob prohaska's usenet account" <b...@www.zefox.net> wrote in messagenews:Os5Hh.763$FG1.16@newssvr27.news.prodigy.net...
>
> > myron <myron.jos...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >> I would suggest filling it to more than level..allowing a small mound
> >> of coffee to be formed. (No tamping..)--but it has been a long time
> >> since i've tried.
>
> > During my experience with a Moka (espresso machine was down)
> > it seemed best to tamp the coffee gently, assemble the pot
> > and boil (I was using an electric stove at the time, which
> > has certain advantages in this application) until the Moka
> > stopped "coughing". Took it off the stove and poured.
>
> > The coffee was excellent, with no sign of a scorched boiler.
>
> > bob prohaska
>
> Just curious --- what are the "certain advantages" of an electric stove with
> the Bialetti (or anything, for that matter)?
>
> --
> Alan


Instruction pamphlet or the site recommends a diffusion plate with
open flames. The aluminum or less boiler pot will be damaged or melt
down under too aggressive heating. A $7/US BigLots' 1000-watt
hotplate suits slow or quickly simmered water with perhaps a modicum
more control than carrying gasworks. For most anything else, gas
would be the prefered medium.



 
Date: 05 Mar 2007 20:18:57
From: Flasherly
Subject: Re: Bialetti Moka Express
On 4, 5:19 pm, esin...@hotmail.com wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
> I just bought the Bialetti Moka Express (3-cup model) and I wanted to
> know how much espresso to use per cup of water? I know for regular
> coffee I usually use 1 tablespoon per 2 cups of water. Any
> suggestions?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Emily


I forgot to change the grinder to a coarser grind, pretty fine -
ground as for espresso. Clumps and sticks to the fingers, close to
talcum but with a grain. Put in double the amount of water I use with
espresso, 4 - 6 oz. It's the same thing, but Bialetti's 6-cup model.
Hm, that'd be a couple tablespoons grinds from good coffee I roasted.
Steamed 2 or 3 oz of milk and poured the coffee over. Delicious. Not
noticing the fine grind, though, afraid I may have drank some. It
tasted real good, anyway, even if there were grinds. I'll have to more
careful next time see what the strainer is doing. Later. (Bad coffee
beans, and only an occasional cup where the Bialetti is for now).



 
Date: 05 Mar 2007 19:47:25
From:
Subject: Re: Bialetti Moka Express
There are some people who says to overfill the basket. Some mentioned
that a little tamping helps. In my instance, I fill to the top of the
basket and do not tamp. For the water, ensure that the level does not
exceed the line or the pressure valve.




 
Date: 05 Mar 2007 11:04:20
From: myron
Subject: Re: Bialetti Moka Express
On 5, 1:54 am, "cpaullie" <spaul...@yahoo.com > wrote:
> On 4, 3:41 pm, "*alan*" <in_flagra...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > <esin...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>
> >news:1173046758.613901.63700@8g2000cwh.googlegroups.com...
>
> > > Hi everyone,
>
> > > I just bought the Bialetti Moka Express (3-cup model) and I wanted to
> > > know how much espresso to use per cup of water? I know for regular
> > > coffee I usually use 1 tablespoon per 2 cups of water. Any
> > > suggestions?
>
> > > Thanks,
>
> > > Emily
>
> > Fill it with water to just below the hexagnal brass safety valve, and
> > level-fill the coffee basket.
>
> Ditto - and I would recommend not to tamp the coffee into the
> basket...just fill it & put it on the (medium-low) heat...when you
> hear it start to gurgle, take it off the heat & let it sit for a
> couple of moments....I use mine every day.- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

I would suggest filling it to more than level..allowing a small mound
of coffee to be formed. (No tamping..)--but it has been a long time
since i've tried.



best, myron



  
Date: 06 Mar 2007 03:44:46
From: bob prohaska's usenet account
Subject: Re: Bialetti Moka Express
myron <myron.joshua@gmail.com > wrote:
>
> I would suggest filling it to more than level..allowing a small mound
> of coffee to be formed. (No tamping..)--but it has been a long time
> since i've tried.
>
During my experience with a Moka (espresso machine was down)
it seemed best to tamp the coffee gently, assemble the pot
and boil (I was using an electric stove at the time, which
has certain advantages in this application) until the Moka
stopped "coughing". Took it off the stove and poured.

The coffee was excellent, with no sign of a scorched boiler.

bob prohaska



   
Date: 06 Mar 2007 04:08:34
From: *alan*
Subject: Re: Bialetti Moka Express

"bob prohaska's usenet account" <bp@www.zefox.net > wrote in message
news:Os5Hh.763$FG1.16@newssvr27.news.prodigy.net...
> myron <myron.joshua@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> I would suggest filling it to more than level..allowing a small mound
>> of coffee to be formed. (No tamping..)--but it has been a long time
>> since i've tried.
>>
> During my experience with a Moka (espresso machine was down)
> it seemed best to tamp the coffee gently, assemble the pot
> and boil (I was using an electric stove at the time, which
> has certain advantages in this application) until the Moka
> stopped "coughing". Took it off the stove and poured.
>
> The coffee was excellent, with no sign of a scorched boiler.
>
> bob prohaska

Just curious --- what are the "certain advantages" of an electric stove with
the Bialetti (or anything, for that matter)?

--
Alan



    
Date: 07 Mar 2007 04:14:34
From: bob prohaska's usenet account
Subject: Re: Bialetti Moka Express
*alan* <in_flagrante@hotmail.com > wrote:
>
> Just curious --- what are the "certain advantages" of an electric stove with
> the Bialetti (or anything, for that matter)?
>
The heat is applied mostly by conduction to the bottom of the
boiler, with minimal heating/scorching of the sides and handle.

bob prohaska
>


 
Date: 04 Mar 2007 15:54:47
From: cpaullie
Subject: Re: Bialetti Moka Express
On 4, 3:41 pm, "*alan*" <in_flagra...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> <esin...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:1173046758.613901.63700@8g2000cwh.googlegroups.com...
>
> > Hi everyone,
>
> > I just bought the Bialetti Moka Express (3-cup model) and I wanted to
> > know how much espresso to use per cup of water? I know for regular
> > coffee I usually use 1 tablespoon per 2 cups of water. Any
> > suggestions?
>
> > Thanks,
>
> > Emily
>
> Fill it with water to just below the hexagnal brass safety valve, and
> level-fill the coffee basket.



Ditto - and I would recommend not to tamp the coffee into the
basket...just fill it & put it on the (medium-low) heat...when you
hear it start to gurgle, take it off the heat & let it sit for a
couple of moments....I use mine every day.



 
Date: 04 Mar 2007 22:41:37
From: *alan*
Subject: Re: Bialetti Moka Express

<esinn08@hotmail.com > wrote in message
news:1173046758.613901.63700@8g2000cwh.googlegroups.com...
> Hi everyone,
>
> I just bought the Bialetti Moka Express (3-cup model) and I wanted to
> know how much espresso to use per cup of water? I know for regular
> coffee I usually use 1 tablespoon per 2 cups of water. Any
> suggestions?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Emily

Fill it with water to just below the hexagnal brass safety valve, and
level-fill the coffee basket.