The Moka Pot These coffee makers are great for lots of reasons. They're cheap, compact, and simple. If you’re delicate and vigilant, these little contraptions can produce some exquisite, strong coffee that’s not the intense viscous drink you get from a run of the mill espresso machine.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
- Moka Pot
- Coffee Beans
- Coffee Grinder
- Heat Source - Stove
- Filter paper
- Oven gloves
- While the kettle’s boiling, grind your coffee. Not too finely!
- Remove the top of the Moka Pot and basket. Fill the bottom with hot water (not cold – increased contact time with water will extract the bitter elements), making sure the level stays below the safety valve.
- Put your ground coffee in the basket and level it out without patting it down.
- Place the basket back in the Moka pot, with the spout down.
- Screw the top onto the bottom. Careful, it’ll be hot.
- Then, put the pot over a low to medium heat.
- When the pot starts gurgling, you’re in luck – your coffee’s good to go. Take it off the heat and serve.