Also known as a Moka Pot, Espresso Maker or Bialetti. Patented by Italian engineer Alfonso Bialetti in 1933, the Moka pot is an instantly recognisable coffee tool that’s as stylish as it is simple.
What you'll need
- Stovetop coffee maker
- Fresh ‘Bean to Door Coffee’ Beans or ground for espresso
- Kitchen Scales (optional)
- A grinder (optional)
Boil a kettle and fill the bottom chamber of your Moka pot with the boiling water.
Add fine ground coffee to the filter basket and gently even out the surface. Screw the top and bottom parts together but not too tight. Put the brewer on the stove on a medium heat. Leave the top lid open.
The coffee will start to come out and you will hear a puffing sound and see a rich-brown stream that will get progressively lighter in colour. Once the stream is a pale yellow colour, remove the moka pot from the heat and close the lid.
Wrap the bottom of the pot in a chilled bar towel or run under cold tap water to stop extraction. We do this to prevent the coffee from developing a metallic taste.
The result should be a relatively small amount of coffee which is very concentrated and rich. You can add hot water to dilute to taste or warm milk or cream.