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Traditional Italian coffee
on 3 April 2014
I have an electric espresso/cappucino maker machine at home but I also have this Bialetti Moka for when I travel. I am Italian and I can tell you that this is a very traditional way of making Italian coffee at home (every Italian home has one or more of these in different sizes) and this is still the best way to make coffee at home in my opinion. Living overseas I sometimes find it hard to find good ground coffee to use so I need my stock of coffee from Italy to last as long as possible. I find that with the same quantity of ground coffee I get more out of the Bialetti than I do from the electric espresso maker. The workings of this machine are very simple, through heat and high pressure all the good oils form the coffee are extracted and mixed with the boiling water. If you want make real Italian coffee at home then this (and good quality ground espresso coffee) is all you need. This size makes two italian espresso cups of coffee. Please note that Italian espresso cups are small because this coffee is more concentrated and stronger than a drip coffee.
- once the machine makes a noise it is time to take it off the heat (do not let the coffee boil in it)
- once the coffee is all out stir it before pouring (the last bit of coffee is more diluted than the first half which sits in the bottom)