How To Brew Coffee With A Moka Pot

The Moka pot is a stove-top coffee maker that brews coffee by pushing steam pressurized boiling water through a puck of ground coffee. Sometimes the Moka pot can use electricity to boil the water. The device was named after the Yemenite city of Mocha, it was invented by an Italian engineer named Alfonso Bialetti in 1933.

The Moka pot is a small, two-chambered coffee brewing device that sits in many Italian kitchens. It’s easy to use and produces a full-bodied coffee, with a rich aroma. Many stove-top espresso makers have an hourglass shape, but there are moka pots in a variety of other styles. They are all based on the same operating principle. Water is heated in the lower chamber of the pot. The steam pressure pushes the water up through the ground coffee and the filter, and then eventually gets collected in the upper chamber as brewed coffee.

Learn how to make moka pot coffee from a step-by step tutorial and an infographic provided by Moka pot is the stove-top espresso coffee maker for low budget coffee lovers.

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Moka Pot Coffee Brewing Infographic

Here is how to make a moka coffee:

  1. Have your coffee beans, a Moka pot, a cloth, and a serving cup ready
  2. Put on your water kettle and heat it up.
  3. Fill up the bottom part of the Moka pot with hot water and make sure you don’t let the water surface touch the pressure valve.
  4. Place the filter-funnel in place covering the boiling chamber.
  5. Grind your beans and fill the Moka pot basket with them. Do not tamp like you’d do with the other kind of espresso makers.
  6. Screw the bottom and the top parts together. (From time to time check the gasket to see if it’s intact.)
  7. Immediately put on the stove (a source of heat) and brew
  8. Remove from the stove once you hear bubbling and cracking noises & cool down the brewer with a cold/wet towel
  9. Pour the coffee into your cup straight away
  10. Enjoy!