How the Moka Pot/ Stovetop Espresso works

It uses basic physics to achieve a perfectly brewed cup of coffee. It consists of three chambers; one for water, one for the coffee grounds and one for the finished blend.

When the Moka pot is placed on the stove, the water heats up and generates steam. This increases the pressure in the bottom chamber and pushes the water up through the coffee granules and into the top chamber where it is ready to be poured.

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How to make Espresso on the stove with a Moka Pot

  1. Separate your stovetop espresso maker into its three parts: The lower portion for the water; the filter for the coffee grounds; the upper chamber for the finished coffee.
  2. Grind your coffee on a fairly coarse setting, slightly larger than granulated sugar.
  3. Fill the lower chamber of the Moka Pot with cold water up to the fill line. (Coffee-to-water ratio = 1:2).
  4. Fill the filter basket all the way with ground coffee, making sure it is even but not too compact. Put all three Moka Pot parts back together. *Tip: Don’t over tighten the top chamber!
  5. Place the pot on a stove set to medium heat. Remove from heat as soon as you hear a hissing, bubbling sound (after about 5 minutes). *Tip: Don’t leave the coffee on the burner for more than a few seconds after the bubbling begins. This will avoid a burnt taste due to overheating during the brewing process.
  6. Serve & enjoy!

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