Moka pot or espresso machine?

Espresso machine or Moka pot

  • Espresso machine

    Votes: 13 43.3%
  • Moka pot

    Votes: 14 46.7%
  • Other

    Votes: 3 10.0%

  • Total voters
    30

jibo82

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Which do you prefer?

I have both and I am leaning towards the Moka pot when it comes to a delicious cup of coffee. The fast extraction of the espresso machine doesn't do just to lighter roasts and extraction of subtle flavors.
 

SlinkyMike

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Why not both? Pour the Moka pot into the espresso reservoir and pull a shot then instantly schit yourself. Good times.
 

pinball wizard

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Instant coffee granules, cut with chicory.
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maxxis

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Which do you prefer?

I have both and I am leaning towards the Moka pot when it comes to a delicious cup of coffee. The fast extraction of the espresso machine doesn't do just to lighter roasts and extraction of subtle flavors.

Fresh grind or pre-ground?
 

Johnatan56

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Depends on whether it's a good or bad espresso machine, the variance is huge.

Currently using a mokka, got an electric one that turns itself off, similar to a kettle, really like it as don't need to stand around and wait, was 30 EUR I think.
 

maxxis

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Good quality espresso machine, grinder, bottomless portafilter.

Doesn't matter what beans I use the quality exceeds my local coffee shop.
 

bwana

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For simplicity, I just use an AeroPress these days.
We have a very different definition of simplicity. I have one to use when travelling but it's a pain to use on a regular basis.
 

cerebus

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There's no comparison between a good espresso/cappuccino and what you can get out of a moka pot. Unfortunately though, it's a very expensive hobby with no upper limit on what you can spend. I have quite a mediocre machine (Breville Barista Express) and with good beans and proper technique I couldn't go back to a moka pot.

I'm actually not a fan of a moka pot in general. I prefer steeping coffee in a French press or a V60 chemex. Moka is messy and fussy. I'm considering getting a higher end French press like the Fellow Clara.
 

RanzB

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We have a very different definition of simplicity. I have one to use when travelling but it's a pain to use on a regular basis.

Might be your method, but for me it's dead easy and the best part if the ease of cleanup.
 

bwana

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Might be your method, but for me it's dead easy and the best part if the ease of cleanup.
I've used both the standard and inverted methods. Cleanup is easy but that's at the end of a relatively (as compared to a bean to cup) laborious process. For travel it's fine but for making coffee for the family or guests it's a schlep.
 

Nuro

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I like my Moka pot, just because it's so low tech, works really well with our gas stove, and takes up next to no space. Espresso from a expensive machine does taste better, but I couldn't be bothered with the cost and maintenance. I think my pot might be 20 years old soon...
 

RanzB

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I've used both the standard and inverted methods. Cleanup is easy but that's at the end of a relatively (as compared to a bean to cup) laborious process. For travel it's fine but for making coffee for the family or guests it's a schlep.
Oh yeah, I'm talking single cups only. Any more than one and I'm breaking out the french press.
 

Dylan_G

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Aeropress.

Never tried a Moka. Maybe I need to go down that rabbit hole.

Don't want to shell out for a bean to cup or expresso machine. :crying:
 
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