The Mokapot

Mokapot coffee has often been referred to as "the Italian espresso" or "stovetop coffee" in some circles.  It's a nifty way to brew coffee using steam. 


Step 1:

   Grind about 20-22 grams of coffee, about as finely as you would for a shot of espresso.

Step 2:

   Boil water, and fill the bottom half of your Moka pot with water that’s freshly boiled.


Step 3:

   Fill the pot’s filter basket with the ground coffee, and give it a shake to settle the grounds evenly. Now place it into the bottom compartment.


Step 4:

Screw on the Moka pot’s top and bottom halves.

Step 5:

   Place the pot on a stove set to medium heat.

Step 6:

   When the water in the bottom chamber approaches a boil, the pressure will push a stream of coffee slowly through the upper chamber. Adjust the flame accordingly so that the water does not rush upwards.  You want a slow consistent flow of water.

Step 7:

   Great job.  Pour yourself a cup of coffee when all the water has gone through.  You can hear a hissing or whistling sound to signal that all the water has been pushed through to the upper chamber.

Great for strong hand brewed coffee!

What you need:





Estimated time:

8 to 10 minutes.