Coffee In the Wilderness By Guest Contributor Michael Restivo
The Bialetti is an Italian icon. It’s the iconic metal pot that has a revered place in pop culture. The Bialetti is unique in the fact that the pressure is pushed up from under the pot, resulting in a creamier, thicker, and more caffeine rich blend than drip coffee. The Bialetti breaks into three parts, the bottom pot, the middle filter and the top chamber so it’s very easy to break and stow away. To use, the bottom pot gets filled with water while the coffee grinds are inserted onto the middle filter and then set between the water and the screwed on top chamber. As the water heats up over the fire, the pressure pushes upwards through the beans, and only the pure essence of the coffee flows off the top. The Bialetti can make coffee in different ways, those who like theirs creamier take their pot off sooner while others can opt for the “Americano” style, the thick espresso with a splash of water over the top.
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