Well you know me, I can't just not try something a few times just to make sure I didn't mess it up somewhere. So I tried the Peaberry a few times in my stovetop. I gotta say that it's ok. Yup ... just 'ok' from my stovetop. I just couldn't bring myself to make more than 5 cups from my stovetop with it ... cuz it tasted waaaaaaaay too good from my coffee press.
Now I'm off in a quest to find a good coffee to use in my stovetop. I have asked this question before with no answer, but that hasn't deterred me yet. Persistent little bugger I am. What are your favourite beans to use in your stovetop? Whatever they are. Who knows I might be able to source them here in Cowgary (aka Calgary).
It has been 2 months and some since I posted here. Surprised by that myself.
Anyhoo ... had a link sent to one of my other threads that I thought I would put in here. But I found it when I went back tracking through the posts. It is a good one though so I thought I would post it again here.
Credit goes to Allan this time ... he sent it to me.
I should actually write this one out just the same. I will do this in the next post here. But watch the vid. It's a good one and is pretty much what I have been doing with my little stovetop this last few months. Makes very good coffee.
Here's pretty much the written part of what I am doing with my stovetop.
Start with fresh cold water. I have a filtration system for my water here in Calgary. I guess use what you like to use here. I am.
I boil up my water in a kettle. It gets to 200 to 205 degrees F.
Just about the time the water should be ready I grind up my coffee. I favour dark roasted coffee, but to tell you the truth I run pretty much all my coffee through my moka pot a couple of times to see what it is like. Some work out really well and others not so much. I won't say espresso blends have been my favourite, because they are not … at least not so far. I grind my coffee coarse. The same as what I have been using in my coffee press. It works our really well for me.
I put my ground coffee in the basket. Here's the thing … sometimes I just fill the basket, sometimes I tap the basket down and get the coffee to settle into the basket a little more. This gives me a chance to mess with the strength a little. It has given me pretty good success with the espresso blends, not so much with most of the dark roasts. But it's a good way to get to know your coffee and to tinker a little bit.
Now I have boiling water that I pour into the boiler. Make sure you stay below the pressure relief valve. I hear bad things can happen if'n you don't. I don't know about this first hand, but I'm alright with not finding out for myself.
Drop in the basket and coffee.
Bolt on the top unit. Be very very very careful tightening things up as the base is now hot from the boiling water. It gets hot fast … really fast. Tighten it up good.
Get it on a burner. I have an electric stove. I hear an open flame would be better. I don't know either way. My electric stove works just fine. I have the element all ready on the go as I'm putting this all together.
Most times I'm waiting a minute to a minute and a half and she's starting to sputter from the top. It doesn't take a whole lot longer than that and it's just about done. When you can hear it start to push steam through the top get it off the heat and get the base on a cold towel to stop the extraction process. I read you should wrap it in the cold wet cloth, I don't … burned my fingers once giving that one a go, so I'm good to go with just putting it on a cloth soaked with cold water.
When it's all done, pour out your servings and enjoy. I know I certainly do.
Made a nice coffee with Kitty today. There's something about that little pot that gets the good stuff out of coffee. I like messing around with that moka pot of mine. Results were very satisfying and enjoyable.
Managed a great cup of coffee from Kitty, my moka pot today from some pretty mediocre coffee beans. I love this little unit. It does bring out the best in some coffees. This one, coffee, I was actually thinking giving the heave-ho, but Kitty gave it a reprieve.