Moka Pot issues

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Travelator

Postby Travelator » Jun 11, 2018, 6:43 pm

Hello.

I have just started playing around with a Moka Pot and cannot get it to brew properly. Regardless of flame setting all of the grind comes up through the upper spout with the coffee. All I can seem to get is gritty black water!

I have tried different heat settings and amounts of grind. I am using a fine espresso grind. The grind comes up with the first dribbles of coffee and if I don't remove it from the heat, the entire grind comes up.

Thanks

MikeTheBlueCow

Postby MikeTheBlueCow » Jun 11, 2018, 8:03 pm

You might be missing the metal screen that goes between the grounds and the tube, which should prevent this. Also you might try a grind a bit coarser than espresso, more like right between espresso and filter grind. If that doesn't work, you could add an AeroPress filter on top of the grinds basket.

Travelator

Postby Travelator » Jun 11, 2018, 10:36 pm

Haha. So simple. You are spot on, I am missing the screen that goes between the grind and the spout.

Thanks for the solution