still the most importan meal...

lgrt

Adventurer
#16
I like my breakfast coffee with cream, sugar, and a good view!
With a good view... you got that right Brother! I didn't have much luck getting good results with a Moka Pot years back when i tried... I'm sure it was user error. It might be time to see if this old dog can in fact learn a new trick.
 

Hilldweller

SE Expedition Society
#18
Aw dude, why post the photos, makes you look petty. Personally, the chubby gals look like more fun to me. Some of us dont have to eat like rabbits to live a long life.
The hefty girls can't keep up with us though. Good for leaving back at camp to keep the fire going while we hike.

 

dwh

Tail-End Charlie
#19
Strong espresso from a Moka pot? It isn't even espresso.
Actually it is. The moka pot forces pressurized steam through the grounds. That's pretty much the definition of "espresso".



Don't get me wrong, the Moka pot is great, but if you want to call it espresso, it certainly wouldn't be strong espresso.
My mom had one like this:



I started pulling the handle on that thing when I was about six. Dunno how many times I tore it down and overhauled it over the next fourty years.

My moka pot produces exactly the same final product - though more of it and I don't drink it in demitasse cups with a sliver of lemon peel the way mom used to - I just fill up a mug. And steamed milk is a hassle so I don't bother.
 
#20
Actually it is. The moka pot forces pressurized steam through the grounds. That's pretty much the definition of "espresso".
Espresso is brewed at 9 bar, so by definition a moka pot doesn't brew espresso. They also taste totally different. A moka pot makes a great strong cup of coffee, but I've never had coffee from a moka pot that tasted at all like espresso.
 
#21
There will be haters but, I don't eat anything from an animal source after having a number of heart attacks.
My wife and I eat oatmeal for breakfast mostly when overlanding.

So, chorizo & eggs for breakfast eaters:



or

oatmeal for breakfast eaters (blonde woman is my buddy Ella):

You are totally correc....... wait a minute, thats not right.... what about this guy?http://forum.expeditionportal.com/t...thlete-quot-The-Swiss-Machine-quot-dead-at-40

I'll bet he didn't eat chorizo!
 

dwh

Tail-End Charlie
#22
Espresso is brewed at 9 bar, so by definition a moka pot doesn't brew espresso.
Theoretically. But the actual pressure depends on the resistance of the grounds, how hard the handle is pulled and the ambient atmospheric pressure.

But mostly, it's how tight you pack the grounds.

Same with the moka pot. Pack it right and the pressure through the grounds is pretty much the same as the pull handle machine.


They also taste totally different. A moka pot makes a great strong cup of coffee, but I've never had coffee from a moka pot that tasted at all like espresso.
Then whoever set it up didn't set it up to produce espresso.
 
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