View Full Version : Moka pots

04-28-2009, 08:25 AM
I picked up a moka pot for myself this weekend and a can of illy Moka grind coffee.


oh. my. god. this is the best money i have ever spent ($35 for the moka pot, $18 for the tin of coffee). I'm still experimenting with the heat levels, but i've been able to get a coffee that has the taste of what you would get from an espresso from Phil & Sebastian's or Good Earth.

Does anyone else use a moka pot? I've tried to use my (cheap) krups burr grinder to grind my own beans for the moka pot, but it doesn't seem to have the same flavour. I don't know if it's because the bean wasn't that good, or if my grinder can't grind the beans fine enough (my grind with the grinder on the finest setting was still more coarse than the Illy pre-ground). I'm about ready to dump my drip coffee maker :)

05-04-2009, 04:53 PM
I got one, using regular starbucks grounds for now.

Never bothered experimenting w/ heat I just turn off the stove when it's just about to make noise/gurgle. Makes some good coffee.