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Old May 17 2013, 01:31 AM   #44
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Re: Your best headache cures!

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More seriously, if you want a decent coffee at home at a budget, get a moka pot. It's not really espresso, but it's a comfortable substitute. None of that instant crap.
Interesting. That's what my parents used, though we just called it the espresso pot.
Every home in Italy has at least one moka pot (usually more than one). We usually call them just moka or simply caffettiera (coffeepot).

Recently there has been an increase of home espresso machines (like this one). Though not perfect, the results are closer to bar espresso.
My parents always used a moka pot. I've had a Krups machine, it worked very well, wonderful to be able to perfectly tailor your coffee to taste. I'm a little flabbergasted at what people buy here these days, people spend hundreds of dollars on coffee machines where you're just pressing a button and a preset amount of everything comes out. Every coffee I've had at peoples houses with these things is dreadful. Some of them don't even require picking out your preferred coffee beans, they come with preset little tubs of the coffee. It's genius marketing, how to make people pay $500+ for instant coffee!

I wore my Krups machine out over 10 years and nowadays I just make a plunger coffee every morning (I think americans call it a french press).
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