How to use a Moka Pot

An absolutely classic piece of design that also makes amazing coffee! With the ability to make thick espresso-style coffees as well as longer, more filter-style ones - it's an oldie, but can easily hold its own compared with more modern ways of making coffee at home. It's filter paper-less, oh and it's how our head of coffee makes his coffee on the weekends.

What you'll need

Nice to have

  • STEP 1

    Fill up the bottom chamber of the Moka Pot with filtered water. The water level should be approximately an inch below the rim.

  • STEP 2

    Place the filter basket into the bottom chamber and fill it up with ground coffee (approximately 3 quarters of the way up the basket).

  • STEP 3

    Screw the upper chamber onto the Moka Pot.

  • STEP 4

    Place the brewer on top of a hob at a medium heat. Wait for all the water to pass through the coffee and into the upper chamber (should make a bubbling/hissing sound once the brew is finished).

  • STEP 5

    Pour your brew into a coffee cup of your choice. Enjoy!

Bonus Tip!

Try diluting the brew with a small splash of water to help release the aromas and 'open up' the flavours of the coffee.

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