The Moka pot is a classic Italian coffee maker that produces strong, espresso-like coffee. But it can be a little tricky to use! Where do you put the coffee grounds and water, what heat level should you use, and how much do you need to pay attention? This step-by-step guide has all the answers.
Grind your coffee very finely. Aim for an espresso-level grind. Alternatively, you can use a pre-ground coffee like Café Bustelo.
Pour water into the bottom of the Moka pot, up to the overflow line.
Using a spoon, pack the ground coffee into the metal filter. You’ll want it full and level. Place the filter into the bottom compartment, above the water.
Put each piece together, making sure the Moka pot is screwed together tightly. Then carefully place it on a stove burner. Turn the stove on to high heat.
Wait a few minutes while the water boils. You’ll be able to hear the steam moving through the pot when it reaches boiling point. We recommend keeping a close eye on your Moka pot, as this can happen quickly.
Once the upper pot is full, remove the pot from the burner and turn it off. Now your coffee’s ready to serve!