Warning: Long wordy video on how to repair your Moka pot / Stove Top Espresso Maker handle. Filmed and edited entirely on an iPad mini with iMovie. Also see the other video on my channel about the handle and heat – copper is a heat conductor BUT this mod works well, just make sure you take it off the stove once your shot of joy is done!
Go read the wikipedia pages on the Moka pot, fascinating, did you know the shot of coffee from this is not classified as an espresso shot as the pressure needs to be 9 bar and these little guys put out about 1.5 bar (less here at 5000ft) Here is a quote from wikipedia:
Moka pots can create a foam emulsion, known as crema. However, the maximum pressure for coffee extraction that can be achieved with a Moka pot is 1.5 bar. According to the Italian Espresso National Institute and the Specialty Coffee Association of America, an espresso must be made using a precise extraction pressure of 9 bar. So, while a Moka coffee pot can produce a crema similar to espressos, different equipment is required to make a true espresso.