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- 01-28-2012 02:58 PM #1
More crema! More! Moooorreeee!
After lengthy research I bought myself a Bialetti Mokona; Despite the silly shape, it's widely considered one of the best sub-150-euro machines on sale in Italy. Sure enough the coffee tastes good, but... my mom's supermarket-special €60 De Longhi makes a lot more crema. And I mean a lot - mine makes a thin layer that is dispersed quickly, merely putting in sugar and mixing the coffee causes a good amount of it to go away. My mom's crema is in a much thicker layer and stays for a while.
Is there anything I can do to improve the amount of crema mine produces?
- 01-29-2012 06:05 PM #2
What coffee are you using and how fresh is it? This is often the most overlooked part of the espresso equation.
Never knew this machine existed, but a quick search led to this nice review...
Bialetti MokonaI'm a legend among my own kind... you my friend are just a legend in your own mind. Later!
- 02-02-2012 05:50 PM #3
@shadow745, thanks, that's looks cool, will check that out!
- 02-02-2012 09:49 PM #4
I tried using several different kinds of coffee both on the Mokona and on my mom's cheapie. It didn't make a difference in either case - mine always does very little crema, hers always foams up the whole top of the cup.
Edit: that review is wrong in one aspect - the Mokona has a 20 bar pump, not a 15 bar one. Not sure if it makes any difference to the coffee, but I thought I'd mention it for factual accuracy.
And another edit: the one in the review is the old-style Mokona, the new one (which I have) is called Mokona Trio. Possibly the pump pressure is a difference between the two, along with the capsules - the new one uses more expensive aluminium ones. An adapter to keep using the plastic ones from the old Mokona is available fairly cheaply.
Last edited by Fallingwater; 02-02-2012 at 09:55 PM.
- 02-03-2012 07:56 AM #5
- 01-30-2013 07:12 AM #6
I am trying to get the new Bialetti Mokona Trio to compare it against the older one and see if it works better.
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