how to make moka pot

How to make coffee with moka pot

Moka Pot: A classic must-have

It may be known for its iconically hexagonal shape, but the moka pot represents a more modest—though no less impressive—number of Italian traits: ingenuity, resourcefulness, whimsy and style.


  • Freshly roasted coffee
  • Moka pot
  • Grinder
  • Clean filtered water


  • Coffee: 21 g (4 espresso cups)
  • Grind size: Fine Ground
  • Water: 190ml of water
  • Brew time: Until the coffee stops bubbling out – (Around 4:00 min)


  • Boil water, and fill the bottom half of your Moka pot with the heated water to keep the temperature.
  • Grind about 21 g of your specialty coffee in a fine coffee setting for 4-cups Bialetti moka pot.
  • Fill the filter basket with the ground coffee, and give it a shake to settle the grounds evenly.
  • Insert the filter basket into the brewer bottom.
  • Screw the top and bottom together. Caution! The bottom chamber will be hot.
  • Place the pot on a stove set to medium heat  and make sure that the handle is not subjected to heat. (it could take 2 minutes)
  • As soon as the water in the bottom chamber approaches a boil, the pressure will push a stream of coffee slowly and methodically through the upper chamber, so take your Moka off the heat source.
  • You can wrap the moka pot with a wet towel to cool down the temperature and make sure not to over-extract the coffee.
  • Once the coffee stops bubbling out, pour it into cups. Too strong? So dilute with hot water depending on preference.

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