The Moka Pot is a stove top coffee maker that brews coffee by passing boiling water pressurized by steam through ground coffee. Named after the Yemeni city of Mocha, it was invented by Italian engineer Alfonso Bialetti in 1933 and quickly became one of the staples of Italian culture.
What you need
- Stovetop/Moka Pot
- ~300ml hotwater
- ~16g fresh coffee(grind just before use or use a pre ground coffee that’s medium to fine size, like castor sugar)
- A heat source (electric or gas stove)
- Folded tea towel (or something similar to hold the hot mokapot)
How to make it
- Boil a kettle with approx 300ml of water. Unscrew the top of the Moka Pot and remove the basket. Carefully fill the bottom with hot water making sure the level does not go above the safety valve (Cold water can increase the contact time with water resulting in a bitter brew).
- Spoon your ground coffee into the basket and level it out without patting it down.
- Place the basket back in the Moka pot, with the spout down and using your tea towel screw the top onto the bottom.
- Carefully put the pot over a low to medium heat on your stove.
- When the pot starts gurgling, take it off the heat.