Question on using Moka / Aluminium Caffettiera


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May 10, 2008
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Hi there !

I am new to the forum, and have a question I hope someone can help me with.

I recently bought a moka / aluminium caffettiera coffee percolator, and seem to be having a problem with it.

This is the perc with the water tank, filter basket, and top canister with filter \"plate\" underneath - all in funky alluminium multi-sided design.

I have tried course and fine grounds, but can get little coffee into the top canister.

Yes, I have ensured that the basket and filter holes are clear.

Am I doing something fundamentally wrong with the unit ?
How course / fine should the grind be ?
Is it right to expect most of the water NOT to percolate up into the top canister ?

Help Please !!

The coffee smell is driving me MAD and I want to drink a nice strong cuppa.....

Thanx and Regards,