How To Make Coffee In A Moka Pot

How To Make Coffee In A Moka Pot

How To Make Coffee In A Moka Pot

Do you love the taste of fresh, Italian-style coffee? If so, you should try making it in a moka pot. This simple coffee maker is easy to use and produces a delicious cup of coffee every time. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps of using a moka pot to make perfect coffee every time. Let's get started!


You’ll need:

If you want to learn how to use a stove top coffee maker, you’ve come to the right place! The first thing you need to do is gather your supplies. Once you have everything you need, it's time to start making coffee:

  • Moka pot
  • Your favourite 92° coffee
  • A good set of scales
  • A long neck kettle or jug with a narrow spout (ideally)
  • For a 2 cup moka pot, we’d recommend 20-22g of finely ground coffee beans, for espresso

Our step-by-step guide on how to make coffee using a moka pot

Making moka pot coffee isn’t as complicated as it may seem. Follow these simple steps and you’ll be a moka pot master in no time!

  1. Fill the bottom chamber with water

Place the moka pot on the heat source and add water to the bottom chamber.  Fill the chamber until the water is level with the safety valve. You should use steaming hot water that has just been freshly boiled in the lower chamber. This helps to stop the coffee from tasting burnt.

  1. Tip the ground coffee into the basket

Add coffee grounds to the filter basket and give the grinds a shake so they are level in the basket then screw on the top of the pot. 

  1. Put the moka pot back together

Reassemble the moka pot but be careful as the lower chamber will be very hot!

  1. Place the moka pot on the stove over a medium heat

Place the pot on the heat source and wait for the water to boil. As the water in the lower chamber comes to the boil, the steam pressure will begin to push the espresso into the upper chamber. Be careful though! If the heat is too high, the water will shoot up quickly after just a short amount of time, creating a weak espresso. If the moka pot is boiling for a long amount of time, the espresso will slowly gurgle up and the grinds will spend too much time in contact with the water. This can cause over extraction.

  1. The final step is the most important… 

Once all of the water has boiled up into the top chamber, remove the pot from the heat source and let it sit for a few minutes. This will allow the coffee to steep and become more flavorful. After a few minutes, unscrew the top of the pot, pour yourself a delicious cup of coffee, sit down, relax and maybe even instagram it!

Now that you know how to make coffee in a moka pot, it's time to get started! Gather your supplies and give it a try. We promise you'll be making perfect cups of Italian-style coffee in no time!

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