Invented in 1933 and hailing from Italy, today's coffee brewing guide is focused on the Moka Pot. Also known as a macchinetta, meaning 'small machine', this brew method passes boiling water pressurised by steam through ground coffee. It is most often used in parts Europe and Latin America, and has an iconic design which can be seen in artwork around the world. To learn how to brew your own Moka Pot follow our step-by-step guide below.
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Boiling water for the base
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, level off and don't compress. Be careful when you screw the top on as the base is boiling hot.
Place your Moka Pot on the stove at the highest temperature.
As soon as you hear a bubbling and gurgling sound take it off the heat. Carefully wrap a cold towel around the base to completely stop the brewing process in order to prevent the coffee from over-extracting.
And now you're done, that simple. Now all that's left to do is pour yourself a cup and put your feet up. For more easy to follow brew guides simply visit the 'CRU Guides' tag.