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    hello im willing to buy a mokapot.. i have a french press and i like my frenchpress but recently i foundout you can make expresso shots with mokapot.. true? crema can also be made with mokapot..?
    so i want to ask if buying mokapot is a good decision? i like the lattes made commerically by expresso machine by adding milk so my thinking behind all this is if i can make espresso shots i can make that good store grade lattes/cappicinos (i dont drink espresso shots)
    also advice me on latte art? does moka coffee makes better latte art due to its rich colour and some bit of crema?
    does mokapots really make crema in their coffee? if so how to make perfect crema shots? or there is some brikka nozzle for it?(i need to make good latte art cafe lattes with it in 200-250ml cups)
    if i should go for moka pots what size mokapot should i get? i heard crema made best with small sized pots.. my mind says go for 3cup size as its small for cremas and can make coffee enough for couple of guests in 1 time.
    if buying mokapots any brand is good? as build design and build body is same?
    in the end i need to say this again... i LIKE my french press makes good coffee, just want to know if for above given reasons mokapots are good option and can they make better coffee than frenchpress
    thanks

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    Frenchpress vs Mokapot | which is better?

    Moka pots are fun. It's not quite espresso but it is similar in character. It's a pressured extraction rather than an immersion brew like a French press. Yes you get some crema if your coffee is very fresh. They are often used at breakfast times by Italians. Bialetta and Alessi both make good pots. Stainless steel ones work with induction hobs.

    Don't grind as fine as espresso, and don't tamp the coffee. Just make sure your coffee is level in the basket. Some people start with preheated water - it's a choice. Heat the pot until coffee starts to flow. Manage the heat (and your grind) to get a steady flow. As soon as (ideally just before) the coffee starts to foam and flow fast, take it off the heat and quench the base of the pot with a cold wet towel.
    Last edited by Obnic; 20 August 2016, 08:48 AM.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by texh View Post
      hello im willing to buy a mokapot.. i have a french press and i like my frenchpress but recently i foundout you can make expresso shots with mokapot.. true? crema can also be made with mokapot..?
      so i want to ask if buying mokapot is a good decision? i like the lattes made commerically by expresso machine by adding milk so my thinking behind all this is if i can make espresso shots i can make that good store grade lattes/cappicinos (i dont drink espresso shots)
      also advice me on latte art? does moka coffee makes better latte art due to its rich colour and some bit of crema?
      does mokapots really make crema in their coffee? if so how to make perfect crema shots? or there is some brikka nozzle for it?(i need to make good latte art cafe lattes with it in 200-250ml cups)
      if i should go for moka pots what size mokapot should i get? i heard crema made best with small sized pots.. my mind says go for 3cup size as its small for cremas and can make coffee enough for couple of guests in 1 time.
      if buying mokapots any brand is good? as build design and build body is same?
      in the end i need to say this again... i LIKE my french press makes good coffee, just want to know if for above given reasons mokapots are good option and can they make better coffee than frenchpress
      thanks
      Mods might want to merge this into the OPs other thread on Moka pots (or vice versa).

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      • #4
        Moka pots do not make true espresso and crema is of no particular value - it can be an indicator of a quality espresso shot but doesn't improve the flavour itself. That said, I prefer the Moka pot to French press as it makes a more viscous, richer tasting drink that suits my preferences better. If you enjoy lighter roasts with fruity/citrus notes, a plunger may suit you more but if you like more of a darker traditional Italian roast you may be better off with a Moka pot. Both can make excellent coffee fairly easily with fresh beans and a decent grinder.

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