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