Moka Pot Brew Guide
A classic of the European stovetop, the attractive little Moka pot is making a comeback with coffee purists.
- Moka Pot
Grind 20g of coffee fine
Unscrew the Moka pot and fill the lower pot with water that’s fresh off the boil.
Place the portafilter into the top of the lower pot, and add coffee. Tap it to settle the bed.
Sweep your finger across the coffee to distribute it evenly, left to right then front to back.
Screw on the top chamber. Use a towel to hold the bottom as it will now be hot.
Set the stove onto medium heat and sit back and listen. At the right heat the pressure should force a stream of water steadily through the coffee into the upper chamber. Too little heat will result in a lethargic action; if it is frenetic turn the heat down. When done you will hear a gurgle and hiss as the water runs out.
Pour carefully (the handle is often hot due to the small size of the Moka pot) and enjoy your coffee!