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A Napolitan song! ;) Ah! che bello 'o ccafe'! Sulo a Napule 'o ssanno fa' E nisciuno se spiega pecche' E' 'na vera specialita' ah Ah! c'a ddore 'e ccafe' Ca se sente pe' 'sta citta'

Domenico Mudugno

How to make the perfect Italian Espresso

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To make the Italian ( Neapolitan ) espresso ( o' Cafè) three main fundamental things are needed. First one is the Moka, a good one of course! possibly bought in Italy or better if in Naples. The second one is the water that is something like the 89% of this holy drink (:-P), so probably is quite important. The third is the coffee (of course!!!), it is very important to choose the correct coffee! dear friend!!, check this Suntrust 's "article" about ho to ask for an espresso in Europe.

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Get the Moka and the Coffee !!  If the Moka is a new one it is very important to boil it. So open it add water in the boiler put the filter-funnel back and screw back the jug (see the pic to check how it looks)1sRepeat a couple of times. Do not use any kind of detergent.

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 STEP 2

After the cleaning step let's start to make this marvelous drink.

First of all, add tap water to the boiler. You need to stop once the level of water reaches the middle of the boiler valve (see the pic).

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Now put back the filter-funnel on and add the coffee. Try to form a little cone helping yourself with a hand. It is important to not to press the coffee. If the vapor goes under too much pressure It can lead the Moka to explode, and it is not nice O.o

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Screw tightly the jug and put the Moka on the burner. Now, you can wait for your house to smell of fresh coffee. Remember that the burner should be the smaller one and the flame the smaller possible.

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When you see that no more coffee is getting through, take off the Moka. You may need to screw stronger the Moka and place it back on the burner. In few seconds you may see more coffee getting out. You can stir the coffee using a tea spoon (this step is fundamental). Enjoy it!!!!!

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