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by Joseph McCarthy October 09, 2018

Small, shiny, supreme; the Moka Pot is an iconic piece of Italian engineering, delivering beautifully rich, dense espresso even in the simplest of kitchens. Its popularity in the UK has declined in the last few years, but there’s something about that little splutter and gurgle that just shouts ‘rise and shine’.

The Grind

Medium-fine. Whilst our pre-ground coffee is not 100% suited for a moka pot, you’ll still get a lovely tasting espresso out of it.

Brewing Time

As long as it takes. When you hear hissing, you’re done!


Step I

To begin fill the bottom section of the Moka Pot with freshly boiled water (just below the screw). Otherwise the brewing process takes too long and overheats the coffee.

Step II

Add your coffee to the basket and level it off with your finger (or whatever handy implement you've got sitting around). While you're doing this, it's important that you don't compress or pack the coffee in too tight - otherwise you'll end up with difficulties later on.

Step III

Screw the top onto the base - just be careful whilst you do this, as the base will get boiling hot- and place it on the stove over a medium heat.

Step IV

As soon as you hear a bubbling and gurgling sound take it off the heat. If you can, carefully wrap a cold towel around the base to completely stop the brewing process in order to prevent the coffee from over-extracting.

There you have it - Your Moka Pot is made!

Joseph McCarthy
Joseph McCarthy

Joining CRU in 2014, Joe heads up our digital team - and still has yet to complete even the most basic form of latte art.

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