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Valve explodes I have had my Bialetti Mukka Express for about two years now. It often leaks and can never work out why sometimes it doesn't. I have replaced the valve once after the original one that came with the new pot exploded, hit the ceiling and sprayed hot coffee round the kitchen. Now the same thing has happened about a year later with the next valve - luckily no one was in the room at the time! Why does this happen?

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SOURCE: Mukka Express spits out coffe from the screw section & steam valv

it did that to me too, so I reduced the amount of milk to the indicated level inside. No more mess after that.

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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SOURCE: coffee has started becoming weak

Basing on personal experience (you can find more on Google probably), solutions are:

On percolated (filter) coffee machines:

Check water temp, if water temp is insufficient , most common is scale heating element , faulty element, faulty thermostat.
Check if water is dripping right at the center of the filter, if it is dripping on one side because the orifice is clogged, that can result in weak coffee.
Coffee blend not well distributed on filter basket.

On Espresso machines:

Check water temp, same as filter coffee machines (thermostat element, scale on heating chamber).
Ensure that coffee is filled correctly in the filter cup (fill at level), and well pressed.
Ensure that the coffee mixture that you are using is not too coarse, buy the apposite one for espresso.
Ensure that you are not leaving the machine brewing for a time that is too long, and Italian coffee cup is very small, approximately one regular shot.

On the hob moka pots (espresso, Moka and Bialetti type):

This are the trickiest ones, you need art and practice to get a good espresso with a Moka, but when you learn, the result is better than what you may get with an home electrical espresso maker.
The frame on the hob must be not too strong, and the mixture coarse but well pressed, with water at level tag, or you will get a weak coffee.
On Mokas a good strategy is keeping hob at minimum, and turning up the flame at top when coffee starts coming out.

French and turkish cafetieres:

Ensure that you put enough coffee, water hot enough, and that you left the infusion enough time to get a strong coffee.

Note: insufficient pressure and clogged lines on electric machines never give you a weak coffee, exactly the opposite.
Not pressed mixture always gives weak coffee, but too much pressed mixture may give you coffee with bad taste.

Posted on May 22, 2009

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First off, the best milk for foam is skim milk (0% fat). The higher the fat content, the less foamy your foam will be.

The foam is created by the steam/hot coffee from the lower part being forced through the doohickey and into the milk. That means that if the coffee itself isn't "perfect", the foam won't be "perfect". I've found that using different types of coffee (e.g. different grinds) or filling the coffee bin to different levels results in more or less steam/pressure being passed through, so the foam is better/worse. For example, if I put too much ground coffee in the bin or use too fine a grind, it blocks the water/steam that's going through the coffee, resulting in less coffee and weaker coffee, and also resulting in less foam.

Posted on Jun 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Espresso irregularly spurts out the center post

could it be that the gasket is oversized and it covers the small holes ?

Posted on Oct 28, 2009

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Try turning down the temperature. Also make sure there is no coffee left around the edge of the joining surface. This worked for me.

Posted on Feb 13, 2011

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First off, the best milk for foam is skim milk (0% fat). The higher the fat content, the less foamy your foam will be.

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