Whee! This morning I received the paperback version of The Perfect Moka Espresso in the mail!
This coffee hack has been around for years, included in lists with ‘coffee hacks that change your life’. But I never tried it (how many people do?): sprinkle some salt into your coffee to improve the taste (i.e. make it less bitter).
I love this! Attaching a bicycle pump to your moka pot to pump up the pressure. I really gotta try this one time.
The Presta is a valve you can build into your moka pot. It will transform it into a serious espresso machine. At least, that’s what its inventor Luuk van Grieken, a lawyer from Melbourne with Dutch ancestors, claims.
Today I was reminded of the fact that a moka pot needs attention. Otherwise things go wrong…
Today I received my new Tiamo hand coffee grinder (with a bag of freshly roasted coffee beans). As far as I can see this grinder is identical to the Kyocera CM-50 and the Hario Skerton grinder. But as the Tiamo was about €10 cheaper I decided to order this one. And I got a free bag of beans with it. Seemed like a good deal!
For a while I’ve been looking for a cheap way to make a decent cappuccino at home. I have used this little Italian coffee pot on camping trips but never thought of it as a coffee maker for in my kitchen. It’s not an ‘espresso machine’ but hey, such equipment is about 100 times more expensive! I tried different coffee beans and noticed that makes a big difference.