Crema with Moka Pot Brew???

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Crema with Moka Pot Brew???

Postby CharcoalRoaster » Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:35 pm

Is it possible to get a solid crema using a moka pot when brewing espresso?
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Re: Crema with Moka Pot Brew???

Postby EricBNC » Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:32 am

My Brikka makes something like crema - the brew tastes very good too.
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Re: Crema with Moka Pot Brew???

Postby davidearls » Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:40 pm

CharcoalRoaster wrote:Is it possible to get a solid crema using a moka pot when brewing espresso?


Not in y experience. The moka pot finishes by steaming the last bits of water, and you can literally watch the crema go away. Steam and crema are natural enemies, and steam always wins -
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Re: Crema with Moka Pot Brew???

Postby taylor714914 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:47 am

I've been able to, but you have to pack the coffee in the pod pretty tight. I know that there are all sorts of disclaimers about doing this, but i figured why not try it. the crema isn't a thick, solid cap like an espresso machine, but you can get a thin one that retains a bit through the cup. Be warned though, the instructions say packing the coffee is a bad idea, so do it at your own risk!
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Re: Crema with Moka Pot Brew???

Postby brewjester » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:16 pm

There's a stainless steel or plastic cup that comes with a lid and plunger that looks like a French press plunger, but u pour your espresso into the cup with or without sugar, and plunger it down repeatedly for 10-15 seconds, then pour. I've seen them at Bed, Bath, and Beyond, but they were plastic. Hope this helps.
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