Send it back and tell Amazon it is defective and doesn't get hot enough. Great thing about Amazon they will take anything back.There are days when I am compelled to describe myself as a:
After viewing the YouTube video that displayed the Imusa Electric Moka Pot, I ordered one from Amazon. Because there is an Amazon distribution center 20 minutes from my house, it arrived the day after I ordered it. What an absolute piece of junk! The reservoir barely holds 8 oz. of water. It does take about 10 minutes to make one cup of coffee. The pot, unfilled, barely rests on the base without toppling over. There's a spring mechanism which is attached to the electric power contact and it's too strong for the pot unless the reservoir is filled. I did make a couple of cups of coffee, but I should have returned it after running a test of plain water through it. I'm used to drinking very hot coffee...boiling water to French Press or stovetop moka pot on induction cooktop. The coffee from the Imusa Electric is hot, but not anywhere as hot as I make by other methods.
I never got any.........I will re-state that without a doubt the absolute finest coffee I've ever had was from our own BH who roasts small batches himself. It might have been Indian Peaberry but that was too many years ago to remember. In any case this coffee was friggin amazing and even now I clearly remember it had a distinct black cherry flavor. .Cheers, RR
That's a nice looking French Press. I have abut half a dozen different coffee making apparatuses but mainly use three. The three i use most are my espresso machine, French press, and Chemex, then I also have a plain old drip machine, aeropress, and a Vietnamese drip. Still need to get a moka pot for the collectionWell, my pour over days are done. About two hours ago, I reached for a canister of coffee beans and managed to crash the pour over glass carafe to the kitchen floor, which is ceramic tile. I've gone over the floor with a broom and two different vacuum cleaners to clean up the shards of broken glass. I take care of my 14-month-old granddaughter several days a week, plus, on some days her two siblings, all age 6 and under. They all scoot around the house without shoes. The 14-month-old still crawls. Personally, I use plastic tumblers and metal travel cups. In the prior few months, I've broken several glasses on the kitchen floor and spent hours carefully cleaning the floor and pulling glass shards out of my feet. My French Press is also glass. On Monday, Amazon will deliver a stainless steel French Press.
You could probably get a stronger cup of you tried a finer grind, but I wouldn't go too fine as it may clog the machine or be bitter in the cup.I also have a Keurig and refillable K-cups. I just can't get a strong enough cup of coffee using the Keurig. For my normal 14 oz. travel cup, I use four standard coffee scoops of freshly ground coffee, about twice the recommended quantity of grounds. I do have the burr grinder set on maximum coarse.
Have you ever made Turkish coffee?