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Assuming they are from the same bean, is there a significant difference between the two? How would it be best described?

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Yes there is a significant difference between the two. I would put them at pretty close to opposite ends of the coffee spectrum.

French Press: Generally made with a coarse grind, longer steeping time. Result is a weaker (less concentrated) more typical American style coffee. This will likely be consumed in the same way as a typical filtered, drip coffee would.

Moka Pot: Made with a much finer grind. And while many will argue it's not true espresso. It is much closer to being an espresso. I don't really care what you call it, but it'll be a much stronger more robust coffee. The same amount of coffee will be extracted to a smaller quantity of water. This would be consumed in the same way as an espresso would. You can water it down to make an Americano, etc...

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  • What is "a straight coffee"? Mar 7, 2014 at 9:31
  • I would imagine that what talon8 meant by "straight coffee" is filter coffee.
    – razumny
    Mar 7, 2014 at 12:54
  • Edited for clarity.
    – talon8
    Mar 7, 2014 at 14:43

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