Minos Moka Pot Espresso Maker
While I’m not the biggest espresso drinker — every once and a while I do like a fancy drink. However, I do enjoy a good cup of coffee and while the single cups brewers are nice and convenient the coffee, well, sucks. I remember back when my parents would throw a big holiday party and then they would break out this giant looking stainless steel pot the plugged in and it sounded like it was bubbling.. ok well percolating… and that coffee usually was the best — depending on who made it.
The Minos Moka Pot is designed really for brewing espresso, and it says 3 cups, but these are 3 espresso cups — so keep that in mind.
Right out of the box the Minos Moka pot was beautiful, shiny, and well constructed. I quickly looked over the instructions and gave a first brewing attempt with a major fail and a horrible cup of coffee. So I watched a few videos on YouTube for how to brew a great cup of coffee using a Moka Pot — tried it again and bam!! Great coffee.
Using the Moka pot does have some steps to it and if you are going to heat up water first before filling it — its going to take a bit longer but recommended to get even better flavor and not cook the coffee from a cold water start. In all maybe tens mins — which was fine during cooking cleanup. While I started using the moka pot with regular coffee ground I still found that the 3 cup even if I was trying to make two lattes just never seemed like enough coffee — even though the top was full. I would go with the six cup version for a few dollars more and that way you could even get a full cup of coffee for yourself if you don’t want espresso or a latte. Do keep in mind you should use a oven-mitt or towel since it sits on the stove the pot is really hot — even the silicon handle.
Pretty easy to take apart and clean-up, after it total cools down. Dump the grounds in teh garbage – give a quick wash with some soap and water, not in the dishwasher, and leave to dry.
I love the taste of the coffee coming from the Moka Pot. While it takes longer to brew, prob the same as a coffee pot, the flavor is way better than the crap pods. I also recommend watching a few videos online and checking out some brewing recipes to help find one that you will really enjoy. As mentioned earlier I would go with the larger Moka pot — just to have the option to brew more and while the Minos Moka Pot is a well-made product I do think that the price is a little high considering there is a wide range of Moka Pots available online and in-store. It’s a nice feature having the interchangeable handles to fit your decor but maybe some additional items in the box would be great too. Things like a stainless steel cleaning cloth, maybe some sampler espresso, a quick how-to/recipe guide… additional things that would make it stand-out from the others on the market.
And now for another cup of coffee.. yum!
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