A Moka pot is a simple and inexpensive coffee brewer that allows you to create full-bodied, espresso-style coffee using a cooker hob or stove.
Think of the coffee brewed as a "shot" of coffee rather than a long coffee, you can then top the "shot" up with water and/or milk as desired.
Heres's our Moka Pot brew guide:
- Put the kettle on to boil.
- Unscrew the top and bottom of the Moka pot, remove the coffee basket.
- Pour freshly boiled water into the lower chamber of the pot to just under the valve.
- Add finely-ground coffee to the coffee basket and evenly level it off (do not press or tamp the coffee down).
- Screw the top and bottom back together, ensuring both parts form a good seal (wear oven gloves if the pot is too hot to touch).
- Add the Moka pot to the stove and turn the heat on to a medium-low level.
- Leave the lid up to watch the coffee extract into the top chamber (this should be a steady flow).
- Remove from the heat as soon as the flow becomes a foam-like consistency and blows air bubbles.
- Run the bottom of the pot under cold water to quickly cool and stop any over extracting.
- Pour the brewed coffee into you desired cup, then top up with water and/or milk.
a 3 cup Moka Pot will brew 1 to 2 x double shots of coffee
a 6 cup Moka Pot will brew 2 to 3 x double shots of coffee