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Help - How do you use those manual coffee makers

Ok, I admit I am a man and I'm not too good in the kitchen.

Could some-one please tell me how to use those coffee perculator things,
not electric and see them in shops etc....

Twin section stainless steel affair with a valve thing on the side, screws apart and has an area for coffee...

How exactly do you make coffee on this...is it placed on the hob ??

I know...........but the price of Carte Noir is killing me !!

Thank you muchly !!
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Old 27.02.2009, 16:21
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Re: Help - How do you use those manual coffee makers

Yes you place it on the hob. Water at the bottom, coffee in the middle. It heats up and all ends up on top.
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Re: Help - How do you use those manual coffee makers

You have a mocha coffee pot.

Turn on the hob, if it's electric. You want it hot.

Add water to the level marked on the inside of the lower section. Ideally use freshly milled coffee beans and add enough to reasonably fill the filter (which you've now placed in the lower section).

Don't dampen the grounds, it's not necessary. Screw on the upper section, good 'n' tight. (Have a supply of spare rubber rings as these seals wear - widely available, about CHF3.-).

Heat cups.

Allow water and heat to do their business until you hear it pop-pop-pop-popping. Take off the heat and allow the magic to settle.

Don't let it sit on the heat once it's started pop-pop-pop-popping, or you'll get a burnt taste and that ain't allowed.

Your valve on the side is only necessary if there's a block in the filter. It'll trip if necessary and release any pressure. Best to stick around for the first few times you do it

Don't clean with detergent, just rinse. That sweet oilyness coats the metal and keeps the flavour just so. First times you use the pot, pour the coffee out and 'wear it in' so to say.

Mmm, coffee.
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