Moka pot brewing issues


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Moka pot brewing issues

ashleysigh | Nov 30, 2009 10:06 AM

I recently purchased a 3-cup Bialetti Moka Express, and am having trouble making a good brew. I followed the directions on Sweet Maria's (, but end up with a lot, and I mean a lot, of sediment. I think I'm doing all the steps right: I fill the filter without packing it, I put it on a med-high heat so that it takes about 5 minutes, and I remove the pot from the heat as soon as its full.

I'm using whole beans that I grind myself using a Magic Bullet. I tried doing a coarser grind, but still end up with a lot of sediment. The Magic Bullet doesn't give a consistent grind---is this the problem? Should I be using an actual coffee grinder? What kind of coffee grinder should I get? What type of grind do I need for a Moka pot?

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