This post was updated on: December 13, 2019
Many of us have tried cutting down the expenditure we usually waste on buying the espresso from the coffee shops or buying the high-end coffee machines. Having said that, we have looked for the cheaper alternatives of espresso but not compromising the taste of espresso. In that case, most of us have stumbled upon the curiosity to find the difference between the Moka Pot vs Aeropress. Also, which brewing method out of them produces the best tasting coffee.
Aeropress vs Moka Pot
The concept of making coffee in the stovetop vessel was the invention if Italian Barista dated a long back. On the other hand, an engineer also a coffee connoisseur invented the brewing process called Aeropress only a short period ago. Hence, we have the comparison between the non-conventional coffee brewer Moka Pot vs Aeropress, the old school coffee brewing vessel.
In addition to that, both of these coffee makers have economical price tags and fast brewing time. In fact, there aren’t many similarities as much as the differences between the Moka Pot vs Aeropress. Right from the design and principle of brewing the coffee, every feature of these coffee makers in the North and South which never share a thing in common.
You will learn about the comparison of these later in this article after going through the description of both the brewing methods.
Aeropress Coffee Brewing Method
Starting with the non-conventional brewing method which brews the coffee equivalent to espresso. Because the vital steps of the espresso making process are evidently found in Aeropress brewing too! Letting the pressurized water flow through the coffee bed for extraction, this remains the same for both the Aeropress and espresso recipes.
However, here is the explanation where Aeropress goes South and delivers a hard shot without involving any hectic steps.
Aeropress is the brewing process where the plunger generates sufficient pressure upon the mixture of water and coffee in its brewing chamber. There will be a filter paper in the filter cap on the opposite side of the plunger. It will filter the extracted grounds and let the coffee(liquid) flow out.
Generally, the experienced brewers allow the coffee grounds to steep in the water for half a minute after stirring. Then plunge the mixture towards the filter to get the coffee out in the cup of coffee.
It is one of the easiest and convenient methods of making coffee we have ever seen. As far as resources of heating the water come in handy, Aeropress will be useful for the campers, travelers, etc.
Moreover, the Aeropress brews a hard coffee along with blending the fruity notes of the beans due to pressurized extraction. It means this coffee will feel like a sweet syrup with the burst of the coffee and its aroma.
Stovetop Espresso Maker Method
Here we have another coffee brewing method making the espresso shots equivalent coffee. It tastes a lot different from not only the Aeropress but also the coffee of espresso machines.
This is the old school coffee brewing method invented in Italy and used to date. In fact, if you try to undermine other coffee brewing methods eg: French Press, Moka Pot, etc for espresso machine then you might get corrected by any French or Italian granny stating the opposite. Moreover, Italian feel coffee brewing using Moka Pot is the perfect method of making an espresso.
The Stovetop espresso method is the brewing method which directs the steam and boiling water through the bed of fine coffee grounds. It will extract the coffee utilizing the pressure of the steam and rising water. In a similar manner, the rising water will lead the steeped coffee to the serving chamber.
Not to mention, the extracted coffee grounds will remain in the coffee basket because of the filter. Therefore, the coffee ending up in the serving chamber will not have any coffee grounds in it.
Adding to the fact, using the steam and boiled water to extract the coffee grounds is simple as far as you learn to avoid the burnt taste. Moreover, the boiling effect and heating vessel on the stovetop results in burning the coffee grounds.
Nevertheless, keeping the minimum flame you can brew the coffee easily. In fact, it will result in making the coffee hard with the pleasant smoky notes. Therefore, the coffee connoisseurs brew the dark roasts to get the hardest caffeine hits.
In the end, we hardly reached a firm result to declare which out the both brew the better coffee. Because of the fact that, both coffee makers brew differently and focus on different parameters of brewing. To say the least, Moka Pots brew the hardest coffee which only the connoisseurs prefer. Whereas, Aeropress is suitable for all coffee lovers especially who prefer morning coffee.