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
- 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.