Instructions for making Espresso using a vintage Zanzibar Caffettiera Express espresso maker
- Fill the base with cold water to just below the safety valve.
- Insert the filter funnel into the base.
- Fill the filter funnel with coffee without pressing down. (I use 3 level tablespoons for this 1-cup maker but you can use more)
- Wipe the rim to ensure a tight seal.
- Screw the top firmly to the base.
- Place the maker on the stove using moderate heat. (using too high heat will result in bitter coffee)
- Soon the coffee with begin streaming from the top and fill the pot. If the espresso begins sputtering too quickly, lower the heat. Sometimes I lower the heat as soon as it begins pouring into the pot to prevent splattering.
Making Frothed Milk
Making Frothed Milk with a French Press
- In a glass measuring cup, heat small amount of milk in microwave until hot but not boiling (about 45 seconds on high for 3/4 cup milk remembering that microwaves vary)
- Pour into the French Press.
- Insert lid and pump the plunger up and down rapidly until the desired amount of froth builds up to about double in volume.
Is there a connection between aluminum and Alzheimer disease?
Here are some additional facts particularly comparing the aluminum and stainless steel espresso pots.
- Most people absorb between 30-50mg of aluminum through regular food source and atmospheric exposure daily with no ill effects. In fact, many of our day-to-day necessities such as anti-perspirant, medicine, etc. contains aluminum.
- Aluminum isn’t readily absorbed by humans, most of our aluminum intake don’t even enter our bloodstream and just passes through our digestive tracts.
- Most name-brand aluminum moka pots and cookware are use anodized aluminum that prevents food from reacting to aluminum. Even in unusual circumstances where a reaction may occur, the amount of aluminum is far too minuscule to pose any danger long-term.
- We use aluminum-based food containers on a daily basis such as soda cans and aluminum foil, none of them exhibit any danger of aluminum contamination either.
- Storing (not cooking/boiling) food items in aluminum containers, including foil exhibit higher amount of aluminum trace than brewing coffee using an aluminum coffee pot, and even so, these items are considered safe for storage.
- Stainless steel, often considered as the preferred type of stove top coffee maker, contains more mixture of potentially hazardous metals than a traditional aluminum pot. It is essential that your stainless steel pot is made from high quality materials.
- None of the official government food safety regulation sites have pointed out the connection between aluminum coffee pots and cookware to any form of disease or illness – only private articles and blogs! Note the use of “potential” throughout these articles.
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