Moka Pot

The Italian Job...

AKA. Stovetop Espresso Maker

STEPS: 

  1. Grind approx. 20g of Coffee to an Espresso style consistency.
  2. Fill the bottom half of your Moka Pot with water that is fresh off the boil.
  3. Take your filter basket, fill it with ground coffee and give it a gentle shake in order to settle the grounds evenly. Place into the lower compartment.
  4. Using a tea towel or similar, screw the top chamber on, but take care as the lower compartment will be hot.
  5. Place your Pot onto your stove on a medium heat.
  6. When the water in the bottom chamber approaches a boil, the pressure will push a stream of coffee slowly and methodically through the upper chamber. If it explodes upward, your water’s too hot, if it burbles lethargically, turn up your flame. You know it’s done when you hear a hissing, bubbling sound.
  7. Pour & Enjoy! 

 

Moka pots were invented in 1930s Italy. The name refers to the city of Mocha, Yemen, for many centuries a centre of coffee excellence.

Every Moka pot consists of a cylinder (bottom chamber), a filter funnel, a collector (top chamber) with a second removable filter, held in place by a rubber gasket.  The seal and removable filter should be changed periodically.