How To Use Stovetop Espresso Maker ?

How To Use Stovetop Espresso Maker


Moka or Espresso coffee machine

There have already been several occasions when a relative or acquaintance seeks me to explain how to use this type of coffee. The MOKA coffee machine is better known as espresso for the home. Maybe some of you have one of these at home, and have never had the audacity to prepare in it. With this article I will guide you step by step to prepare your espresso at home and use it to make recipes different from those of a simple dark coffee.


Stovetop Espresso Maker


First of all, you should know that the preparation result of the moka coffee maker is characterized as a dark and quite strong drink. Likewise, espresso coffee is always a small amount not exceeding 3 ounces liquid, that is why in advance I clarify that the resulting coffee will not be liked by most people. But that does not mean that we can not take advantage of our coffee maker to achieve other drinks.


Let’s start with knowing the coffee maker thoroughly:

1.  The moka coffee machine consists of 3 pieces, BASE – FILTER – JUG.

2.  At the base we put pure water.

3.  Proceed to put the filter and inside this the ground coffee. (recommended a type of fine grinding).

4.  We screw the jug on the top and close well.

5.  We put at medium temperature, and between 4 to 6 minutes we get our coffee.


The result of this method is a concentrated coffee or as in Italy they usually call it, Espresso Coffee. There are a few people who have a taste for consuming coffee in this way, but espresso can be used as a base for different preparations, so much so that most drinks that we can see in a coffee bar have Espresso as the main ingredient.

So, we can make some special drinks at home, they can take the recipe I gave them in my article “How to prepare a shake at home” and change soluble or instant coffee for a moka coffee prepared with your coffee maker, this will be noticeable in our final drink since we are using fresher and more natural ingredients.

Or we can take a big scoop of vanilla ice cream and bathe it with moka coffee and why not? some liqueur like Amaretto or Triple Sec.

I hope you can use my advice and we are going right now to dust off that coffee pot that we have decorating in the kitchen. Remember that the more creative we are, the better the result will be.

Vintage kitchen: check out our tips to leave yours with this style

The vintage style is more and more fashionable, whether in clothes, hairstyles or even decoration! In today’s post, we give you tips on how to apply this style in your kitchen!




The furniture has to be old!

Unlike the retro style, the vintage uses furniture that really comes from behind, if you mess around since Grandma’s time. You can find this type of furniture in specialized thrift stores. Surely in these you will find something that will please you. When changing the furniture, use indicated colors (that we will talk about below) and varnishes, to give brightness and restoration to the piece.


Earrings combine a lot!

At a time when old kitchens were considered current, there were no spot-type luminaires or other ones that are inserted over the ceiling. In those times, “hanged”, or colorful pendants were much more used. Put some of these types of luminaires that will surely shine (in all senses)!


Put a closet!

Usually vintage kitchens have large cabinets where all the dishes are placed. If your kitchen is spacious, to give an even more vintage effect, betting on this type of cabinet is a good one! So you put all the dishes in it and use the cabinets to stock other material of your choice.


Use pastel shades

Vintage kitchens will always have color somewhere, no matter if it is on the wall or in the objects. On the walls, to create an effect reiente to that of the old kitchens, use pastel shades as light blue or green, also clear. To contrast with the wall, put more vibrant shades on objects such as tables, chairs, or even kitchen utensils! Just be careful with visual pollution!

Beautiful is not it? Now that you have the tips, it’s time to apply them. To the next!

Learn how to choose the right kitchen appliances ?

Choosing objects for your kitchen goes way beyond the decor. Unlike all the rooms in the house, it is in the kitchen that practicality is required. Before positioning the appliances, make an analysis of how the flow in the kitchen takes place. For example, it is common to remove the food from the refrigerator, transfer it to the sink and then reach the stove. How about following this order, if possible online? Placing these three distant appliances will make your kitchen not at all functional.

To decide which appliances will be purchased, evaluate some important issues:



Size of the family and their habits

For a couple, a four-burner stove, for the big family, a six-burner stove and an independent oven, for example, is also suitable. Are the purchases weekly or monthly? The storage of products interferes in the size of the refrigerator and also in the need of a freezer. If the family problem is just ice, forget the freezer and just buy the ice maker.


Kitchen and laundry area size

If these environments are small, buy 2-in-1 appliances: side-by-side refrigerators with little depth replace the double-fridges + freezer. The microwave with electric oven is very practical. The filter on the worktop can be replaced by the Aquaris filter under the vat. In this way, the cold water from the faucet has already filtered out. In the laundry area, the washer dryer is an excellent solution.


Who will use the kitchen?

Who will use the kitchen, you or the maid? The choice of finishes depends on this response. The stainless steel appliances are sturdy, but show more scratches. If you think that employees “detonate” the equipment a lot, do not invest huge amounts in these parts. Buy simple lines of good marks with white finish. They will work well, do not compromise aesthetics and avoid headaches. If you love cooking, buy a great stove and everything else you want. Good equipment can last for many years and makes all the difference to those who cook.


Important: each brand has a different metallic and / or metallic finish. If you are going to mix brands, check if the finishes are compatible.


Check your electrical network

Check the mains and charging board before purchasing the equipment. Ovens and grinders require a lot of energy and you may not have enough. It is also important to check if the equipment you are purchasing is 110 or 220 volts and its suitability to the electrical installations of the house. Crushers can only be installed in stainless steel tanks. Hoods can only be installed if there is provision for duct in construction, otherwise the solution is the air purifier.


Make a wish list list

Before buying, make a complete list of the desired equipment, with the dimensions and technical information and take this list to the store. Usually the seller introduces us to other products, sometimes on promotion or as an alternative to the equipment that is on the list and which he does not have at the moment. When you make the replacement, you check that the dimensions and capacity of the equipment will be compatible with what you have previously planned.

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