Mocha or Capsules? Mokito gets everyone to agree
Coffee is undoubtedly the favorite drink of Italians. According to the latest data from Astra Ricerche , 200 million cups are consumed every day in our homes . The awakening one is certainly the most loved, considered indispensable by 60% of Italians. To date, the most used method for preparing coffee is still the traditional moka , even if the more modern capsules and pods are increasingly common in Italian homes. But is it just a matter of taste or are there real differences? For Italians, the moka is synonymous with tradition and culture and in fact is present in most Italian families. Overall, mocha coffee remains pleasant and tasty on the palate, but for those who prefer a coffee more similar to that of the bar, with the cream and intensity that characterize it, it is essential to opt for capsule coffee machines . In fact, between moka and espresso, the substantial difference is the presence or absence of the cream layer. Espresso does it, mocha or Neapolitan don't. Why? There are many reasons: from the grind to the water pressure, from the constant temperature to the mixture. Indeed, it is precisely the right balance between Arabica and Robusta that gives aroma and acidity on the one hand and body and cream in the cup on the other. Coffee pods or capsules are also generally easier and quicker to prepare, both in the rush of the morning and when you have many guests. Its taste is always homogeneous because, unlike the moka pot, the espresso coffee machine is much less subject to wear and tear and does not allow for the coffee to burn if it has been left on the stove. But if the moka is still the master in Italian homes it is because it has very solid strengths. Although its coffee is less full-bodied and intense, the mocha is one of the symbols of Italian culinary tradition and culture. It is a beautiful design object and is never missing in the kitchen, not even in that of those who use the machine. Another factor not to be overlooked is the price. If the coffee from the bar costs on average between 80 cents and one euro per cup, the one in capsules from 20 to 40 cents, the price of a cup of coffee made with the moka pot remains unbeatable: just over 10 cents per coffee. Lastly, using the moka has a lower environmental impact, as it does not generate preparation waste such as used capsules or pods.