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New old toy

Postby Joris » Tue Feb 21, 2006 7:36 pm

My new old toy from Italy arrived... I opened the box and found the little gem in very good condition.... It's an old mokapot made by Stella Brevettata in Italy. On the bottom there's a "Brevetta" number stanced. Inside very clean, outside the chrome is a bit spotted but what do you expect.

You can seperate the heater (oil / alcohol) from the base and the cap from the base comes off as well (it better does otherwise it would be a real hassle getting the ingredients in ;)).

In most modern mokapots the filterbasket with the little tube (don't know the name for that part) comes equipped with the bottom filterscreen fixed. The top filterscreen in the modern devices is usually fixed to the container which catches the coffee. In this device however it consists of seperate parts, the basket, the bottom filterscreen and the top filterscreen. Again, all shiny clean. The gasket doesn't look too worn or brittle so no problem there either.

Then the test... reassembled the thing, with ingredients inserted during the process... used some soleman fuel to fill the heater (it had a brandnew fuse) and lit the thing....

No leaks, no unexpected clouds of steam, no explosions...

Coffee started to drip out off the sprout, at the end even some crema developed.... I didn't dare to drink it though because in my enthousiasm I forgot to clean the thing before I tested it.

All in all I'm happy... a new item for display in my house, and it works as well.
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Postby Andretti » Tue Feb 21, 2006 7:47 pm

Never too much coffee for you I guess :wink:

Is this the upgrade Aadje is looking for?
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Postby Joris » Tue Feb 21, 2006 7:55 pm

I think Aadje should check out the ebay bargain in the membersection...
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Postby Aadje » Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:24 pm

yeah chekked it out . . . but I drunk too much beer to realize . . maybe tomorrow . . .
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Postby Aadje » Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:25 pm

it looks prerry nice though, does it make good coffee?
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Postby Aadje » Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:27 pm

185 British pounds = 270.274531 Euros . . . a "little" above budget . . .

and Andre, it doesn't say Gaggia Classic on it, now does it? ;)
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Postby Andretti » Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:37 pm

Aadje wrote:it looks prerry nice though, does it make good coffee?


Plenty to read about it when you'r sober :wink:

Just follow Davec's leads
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Postby Andretti » Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:39 pm

Aadje wrote:185 British pounds = 270.274531 Euros . . . a "little" above budget . . .


Maybe you can trade in your shoarma converter?
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Postby Andretti » Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:44 pm

Hey Joris. It sure is a beauty! Soon as you taste it...: Post it!
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Postby Joris » Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:35 am

At first I thought I could taste the fuel used for heating but I soon realized (when my pizza tasted like that as well) that it were actually my hands still smelling of it :) So I washed my hands with lemon scented soap and brew a new pot. By the time I could not smell the lemon nor the fuel on my hands the brew was cooled enough to drink and.... tastes as good as any mokapot brew...
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Postby zapty » Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:53 am

Looks like a nice caffettiera. would look good in anyone's collection. AND it works and actually makes a nice brew.
Good buy, enjoy it..
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Postby blackice » Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:51 am

I like it very much. If I were you I would get it nickeled...
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Postby Gouezeri » Wed Feb 22, 2006 9:42 am

blackice wrote:I like it very much. If I were you I would get it nickeled...

nah, this is Joris, take all the fancy plating off, add some spikes and a chain, and hang it on the wall! :wink:
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Postby blackice » Wed Feb 22, 2006 10:12 am

OMG LOL :-D
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Postby Joris » Wed Feb 22, 2006 10:14 am

gouezeri wrote:
blackice wrote:I like it very much. If I were you I would get it nickeled...

nah, this is Joris, take all the fancy plating off, add some spikes and a chain, and hang it on the wall! :wink:


And to think in another thread I actually agreed with something you said... well, no more ! If I read a post by you I'll disagree, no matter what the topic ;)
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