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[] Venus Induction Capable Espresso Coffee Maker, Stainless Steel, 6 cup. | 32% Off | $39.97

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May 18, 2018
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Also, moka pots do not make espresso, just like air fryers don't fry your food :) It's just another marketing non-truth.

Moka pots make great coffee that's definitely better than drip (IMO), but extraction pressure is nowhere near 9 bars, so definitely will not taste like an espresso.
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Sep 15, 2015
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Review says interior is coated not SS some mentioned rust/broken lid within short usage. I will hold it and stick with my aluminum one.
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AndreaL87013 wrote: If you don't have a grinder I suggest you to try with espresso ones... you can find some grinds on the bottom of the cup after drinking your coffee but you shouldn't be able to feel them in your mouth.
You can try "Crema e gusto" or "Qualità Rossa" from Lavazza. They are cheap enough and you can easily find them at every supermarket. Even if it's suggested to use with a coffee machine, it's ok for the moka as you can see from the picture on the package.
Every italian brand sells coffee to be used with a moka, since it's the standard way to drink coffee at home in Italy. So I'd say you can stick with them at the beginning and try different mixes from there.
I didn't have a good experience with Cimo though.
What was your bad experience with Cimo? They're on sale right now on 2 for $38. Was just about to pull the trigger...
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Dec 19, 2018
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razrsharp wrote: What was your bad experience with Cimo? They're on sale right now on 2 for $38. Was just about to pull the trigger...
I just tried the already ground Cimo Espresso Azzurro and I didn't like the taste. Also the water didn't flow very well through coffee by using low heat, and increasing the heat resulted in a bitter/burnt taste.
Also, when you grow up in Italy and start preparing coffee by yourself, often grand mothers scare you by telling the worst stories about moka pots exploding. Therefore I didn't take any other risk... Face With Tears Of Joy
Same as you, I tried it because it was on sale and I thought it was an italian brand (as the name and the flag on the package suggest), but actuallt it is produced in Montreal as far as I know.