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How to brew coffee with a moka pot

Italians are the original innovators of coffee making, and the moka pot is a beautiful little device that makes silky smooth coffee as close as you can get to espresso made from a machine - our easy to follow steps will have you brewing top espresso-like coffee in no time.

Step 1

Use around 20-22 grams of coffee of finely grounded coffee, as fine as you would use for espresso. 

Step 2

Boil water, and fill the bottom half of your Moka pot with water that’s fresh off the boil. 

Step 3

Fill the pot’s filter basket with the ground coffee, and give it a shake to settle the grounds evenly. Now place it into the bottom compartment. 

Step 4

Screw on the Moka pot’s spouted top. Caution! The bottom chamber will be hot. 

Step 5

Place the pot on a stove set to medium heat.

Step 6

When the water in the bottom chamber approaches a boil, the pressure will push a stream of coffee slowly and methodically through the upper chamber. If it explodes upward, your water’s too hot, if it burbles lethargically, turn up your flame. You know it’s done when you hear a hissing, bubbling sound.  

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