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The Italian Stovetop Espresso Maker/Caffettiera

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The Caffettiera/Stove Top Espresso maker originated in Italy. The coffee produced from this coffee maker is very strong and full bodied. (Similar to an espresso/short black)

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The Caffettiera/Stove Top Espresso maker originated in Italy. The coffee produced from this coffee maker is very strong and full bodied. (Similar to an espresso/short black). The coffee grains are placed in a metal filter holder whereby hot water and steam pressure passes through extracting the flavour, aroma, and body. The coffee grains texture restricts the water flow until enough pressure is produced to work its way through and extract real full-bodied espresso. Hence a fine grind is more suitable (not pulverised). Unfortunately, as the coffee grains are moistened and the extraction starts occurring, the heat and water pressure continually increase and tend to spoil the “crema”.

The Caffettiera consists of basically 3 parts:

  1. The top half, where the brewed coffee is collected.
  2. The bottom half (base) where the cold water is poured into.
  3. The filter basket where the finely ground coffee is placed.

Brewing method

  •   Preheat cups
  •   Fill the base with cold water until level with the safety valve.
  •   Place filter basket into the base, if water is showing on filter basket, tilt base over sink and pour out excess water.
  •   Fill filter basket level to the rim with finely ground coffee, gently tamp and wipe any grains off the rim.
  •   Firmly screw the top half onto the base and place on stove with medium heat ensuring handles face away from heat.
  •   As the coffee is being extracted you will hear a steaming sound, once this sound stops remove caffettiera and serve.

Cleaning: Dismantle the caffettiera and wash all parts including the filter basket ensuring all the coffee oils are removed.

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