How much to put into an aluminum vacuum pot


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Apr 12, 2007
Grand Rapids, MI
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I just bought a shnazzy new vacuum pot... or at least that's what I think it's called. It's the kind where you put the water in the bottom, the grounds in the middle, and your brewed coffee comes out the top. Anyway, I was just wondering how much coffee grounds I should put in it. Should I fill the filter to the brim? It only makes 1 cup and it seems like an awful lot of coffee grounds for one cup... however it freaken tastes great!

Wow... I got the gitters :-D


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Apr 13, 2008
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Your description about vacuum pot... it's very closed (identical) to the pot used by milions of italian people in their home.
May be different shape, commonly alluminium or stainless, but same way to brew a good cup of coffee.
The italians call this pot moka...I'm italian but please dont ask me why.
The filter is filled up completely and served in very small cup (espresso cup). The coffee is quite strong, however is not necessary to filled to the brim depend on you.
There are pot's for 1 single cup then 3-5-7-max 12 small cups.
very important! this machine is washed with water only!! after several time you use this pot, your coffee will be even better.
Cheap, simple, and traditional way to brew a coffee