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    A new Brewer

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    I saw this in a local paper today:

    Seeing a better mousetrap has always tempted some to try to build their own version. There is no greater place to view the 2005 cooking-gadget versions of the better mousetrap than the annual International Home and Housewares Show, recently held in Chicago. Here are 10 of our favorite finds that can make cooking easier and more fun. If they appeal, beat a path to the door of your local cookware store.

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    Homemade cappuccino coming up! Oh, you want a caffe latte instead? No problem! Using the Mukka Express by Bialetti you can have either coffee treat in about five minutes - and without the considerable investment or countertop bulk of an electric machine. This amazing two-chambered stovetop pot with a patented pressure valve (the first of its kind) brews 2 cups of frothy, hot beverage as good as youd get from any gourmet java spot.

    Making your brew couldnt be easier: Measure water and espresso coffee grounds in the lower chamber, milk in the upper. Place over medium-high heat on your stovetop burner. As the espresso heats in the bottom of the pot, it pressure-pumps itself into the top and mixes with the milk. Sold in two styles, polished aluminum or black-and-white "Holstein" cow design. Suggested retail is $89.99. Available at Crate & Barrel, Sur la Table catalog or online at http://www.surlatable.com or http://www.bialetti.com

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    Link to full article: http://www.startribune.com/stories/438/5411051.html

    Itd be interesting to see what quality of brew it actually produces.

    Java "Always wondering" phile

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    Re: A new Brewer


    You have to be pullin my leg, where do they get the ideas for these types of brewers, the damn thing looks like a cow.

    Im looking for an electric Moka pot, ala Sunbeam Cafe Moka or Delonghi Moka for work, since they are too cheap to get an espresso machine for the office.

    Has anyone had coffee from either of the two models above and wouldnt mind sharing their thoughts and opinions.

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    MDub

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    Hi Mdub,

    Have you given any thought to a Syphon or Vacuum coffee maker? These are reputed to be capable of making coffee with the purest coffee flavour of all the various methods available.

    Alan Frew has a pretty good review of the method on his website here.... http://tinyurl.com/73sw2 . Might be worth thinking about as opposed to a straight Moka Pot? All the best,

    Mal.

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    Bialetti call the beverage that comes from their Mukka Express a cappAccino so I guess they are creating new variations of traditional drinks. :-X

    I am entirely uninterested in what the output looks like. Im still getting over the shock of my mother buying a Uno:Uno. :(

    Cheers

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    I still think the prize for the wankiest-looking machine goes to a thermoblock machine called the Bodum Granos.
    Damn thing looks like a little spacecraft!

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    Re: A new Brewer

    I think it looks great! Too much plastic and I cant help but think it would be better as a juice extractor or hot water dispenser but it certainly is eye catching.

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    Theyre baby pods sent here from planet Bodum which will reproduce once theyve reached critical mass whereupon Bodum Giganticus will appear and demand our entire coffee crop as tribute because as everyone knows, the universe runs on coffee! ;D ;D ;D

    Java "Stocking up on beans now to avoid the rush" phile

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    Re: A new Brewer

    MDub

    Ive been wondering about them myself. Specifically the control that you would have over the temperature. I use a standard 6 cup Bialetti moka pot which I control the temperature by taking on and off the stove so that no more than 60mls of crema topped nectar is extracted in no less than 2mins. My guess is that the electric ones are just going to be set and forget til you hear that boiling coffee sound stop. Id love to hear otherwise though - workplaces rarely have gas stoves in their kitchenettes.

    Luke

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    Re: A new Brewer

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Since were commenting on design, Ive noticed Kitchen Aide have produced an espresso machine. I think its in the $1000-$1500 bracket. Odd thing is, the placement of the group head is on the far left of the machine, so the left hand cup will be teetering on the edge as it fills.

    Looks real pretty though ;D

    Boris



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