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Moka Pot

Become a master of the timeless Moka pot. Also known as the stovetop espresso make. The moka pot is a classic Italian piece of coffee brewing equipment that is simple to use but brews a rich coffee, choc full of flavour. In this brew guide we’ll show you how to make a Moka pot coffee that’ll kick-start your morning and send you out the door with a buzz.

Step 1: Boil the water & fill your moka pot

To prepare your Moka pot, begin by boiling water in your kettle. Then, pour the hot water into the chamber. Fill it up to just below the safety valve.

Top Tip: Filling your Moka pot with hot water speeds up the extraction and helps to prevent excessive bitterness in the cup.

Step 2: Weigh & grind coffee beans

Measure the appropriate amount of coffee based on the size of your Moka pot and grind the coffee beans to a medium fine grind size similar to that of fine table salt (unless already pre-ground).

Top tip: What Moka pot do you have? Generally speaking a 4 Cup Moka will take about 15 - 17g of coffee, and a 6 cup Moka will take about 25 - 30g of coffee.

Step 3: Fill the Moka basket

Add your ground coffee to your basket and ensure it is level with the rim. Don’t compact the coffee as this will cause “channelling”.

Top tip: “Channelling” is when water passes through gaps or channels in the coffee bed instead of passing through all coffee grinds evenly.

Step 4: Assemble your Moka pot

Place the basket into the base of the Moka Pot and screw the top chamber onto the bottom.

Safety first: We suggest using a tea towel or cloth to handle the Moka Pot since it’s likely to be hot.

Step 5: Boil & brew

Place your Moka onto your hot plate and turn on the heat to medium - low. Leave the lid open at this stage so you can observe the process. As soon as you start to hear bubbling noises, remove the Moka pot from the heat, close the lid and allow the brewing process to finish (this should take a minute or so).

Step 6: Pour your Moka pot coffee & enjoy!

Once the Moka Pot has finished brewing, pour the contents into your cup and enjoy.

Moka Pot Coffee

The Moka Pot, invented by Alfonso Bialetti in 1933, it's an affordable alternative to costly espresso machines. This traditional brewing method may be considered old-school, but it has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years due to its retro-style look and easy-to-use design. As soon as the water reaches boiling point, the steam pressure in the chamber forces the hot water through the grounds, resulting in a coffee that is full bodied and viscous, not exactly an espresso but pretty close.

Personalise your cup of coffee:

Changing the coffee grind size, dose, and brew time will extract different flavours from your coffee. Personalise your brew to your tastes by using the below instructions.

Adjust your grind: Coarser ground coffee will produce a lighter-bodied brew, while finer grinds will give you a fuller-bodied coffee.
Adjust your dose: by changing the dose of coffee you use, you can adjust the strength of your coffee to your liking.