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"Mukka" pots

Postby JonEdwards » Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:13 pm

My old man has recently expressed a desire for a "cappucino" machine after having had me make him a proper cappa (he currently drinks nescafe instant cappucino out of a packet :shock: )

He will use it once, maybe twice a week and wants something that is as litle faff as possible. Price is also an issue.

I've seen these things. Basically a normal Moka pot, but you fill the top with milk, and then as the water boils, the steam produced (attempts to?) foams it.

Anyone know if they work as advertised? I can't imagine them being brilliant, but they do at least involve real coffee and real milk! Is it going to be any better than spending £100 on a bottom of the range Krups espresso machine which is never going to work particularly well?

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Postby ben_edwards » Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:32 pm

Can't comment on the 'mukka' pot but if the alternative is cheap pump espresso machine you could try this:

http://tinyurl.com/j4rfk

for less than £40 delivered with a 2 year guarantee.
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Postby CakeBoy » Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:22 pm

The problem is likely to be when he perceives the taste difference between a top end machine and a cheap one.
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Postby AlanP » Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:43 pm

Stove top version videozip file

Enjoy.. :)
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Postby AlanP » Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:11 pm

How about a cafetiere and a milk frother

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Postby CakeBoy » Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:51 pm

An Aerobie with a milk frother would be a good call.
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Postby bruceb » Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:21 pm

Thanks AlanP! The video is great. I don't know why, but I found myself laughing while watching it. I think it really might be the right thing for the espresso-machine challenged cappucino lover. I wonder what the stuff tastes like. Cheers, good fun. Image
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Postby AlanP » Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:38 pm

Ofcourse, there's always the Brikka video
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Postby Aadje » Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:40 am

Never tried them, and somehow I don't seem to like milk in my coffee.
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Postby Beanie » Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:24 am

OMG... AAAAADJEEEEEE is baaaaaccccckkkkk! Where have you been???

I don't mind mokka-pot styled coffee... but now that I have my Aerobie.. ;)
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Postby Steve » Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:35 am

I've got one (a freebie), and not the greatest invention and cetainly not the toy of a coffee person, its an interesting method all the same.
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Postby Aadje » Sat Jul 29, 2006 1:51 pm

Bean_Believer wrote:OMG... AAAAADJEEEEEE is baaaaaccccckkkkk! Where have you been???

chek the special topic they made about me :) being busy most of the time.
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