Our brewing method of the week: the Moka Pot

The Moka Pot is a stove-top brewer, so you'll need to use your gas or electric hob for this method of making coffee. The Moka Pot works by passing boiling water pressurised by steam through ground coffee. Invented by an Italian engineer called Alfonso Bialetti in 1933, it quickly became the go-to method of brewing coffee in Italy...and it still is!

Here's how to brew the perfect coffee with a Moka Pot...

METHOD

Recipe: Whatever fits your pot!

1) Add Water
Add boiled water into the lower chamber of the Moka pot to just under the valve. 

2) Add Coffee
Add course ground coffee to the basket until full but don’t compress it.

3) Assemble
Assemble Moka pot and put on medium heat with the Moka lid open. 

4) Brew
Watch the magic happen as the steam rises up the chamber and the coffee makes its way into the top chamber.

5) Enjoy
Remove from heat, serve and enjoy.

 

PROS
It's easy, it's durable and it's fast. You only need one piece of equipment (the Moka Pot) and either a gas or electric stove.

CONS
It can be hard to control the temperature, so the coffee can burn if you're not careful. You're also limited to making a small amount of coffee.

OUR VERDICT
It's not our favourite brew method because we like more control. More control during the brewing process means better flavour.

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