s we continue to expand our product range, we decided it was time to tackle the decades old stove-top espresso pot.
The biggest problem people find when using Moka pots is not knowing when the coffee has finished brewing, often waiting until they hear the spluttering of coffee from the percolating column. By this time the heating process is well under way will continue until the coffee gets over extracted and a brown liquid is boiling away in the top chamber. That, or they are constantly lifting the lid to ‘see’ when the coffee is ready and burn their fingers in the process.
So the simple, but brilliant, innovation was to add a window to the Moka pot lid. The user can now easily see when the coffee begins to pour out of the percolating column, can remove the pot from the heat and leave it to finish the brewing process without danger of killing the coffee.
The polycarbonate window fixed to the aluminum cover keeps the heat inside the top chamber and so the coffee remains at the optimum temperature for drinking – not cooling as the lid is constantly lifted for checking.
The other problem is that coffee lovers don’t always know how much water to use. So the simple addition of a fill line in the boiling chamber ensures that the right amount of water is added with no danger of covering the all-important safety valve.
Of course, we also use the “right” weight of aluminum. Too many manufacturers try to cut costs by skimping on the amount of aluminum used. But without the correct weight and thickness, the heat does not diffuse properly and the water boils too quickly and unevenly, potentially forcing boiling water (i.e too hot) through the coffee. We never compromises on quality so the pot is weighty and solid. And the aerolatte® design team has worked its magic to leave the MokaVista™ looking modern and stylish but still with a nod to the traditional 1930s Italian design.
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