How do I use this Portuguese Douro stovetop expresso pot?
Hello everyone! I know how to use a Cafe Moka pot, but this is different. The spout is down below and I'm not sure how to tell when the expresso is ready..
Here's a link to an ebay listing for this pot:
As you can see, it's made very differently.
Can anyone explain?
And yes, "expresso" is how you would say "espresso" in Portuguese.
Here's a hint so you can avoid what happened at a family dinner a few years ago. Don't risk inverting something that contains boiling water. The top part (w/o the spout) full of water goes on the burner. The bottom part stays on the counter, the part containing the grounds gets inverted over this. Dump boiling water. Invert top piece. Continue to let drip. Enjoy. And enjoy the safety.