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The Moka Pot

Learn how to brew using a Moka Pot. The cloest thing you can get to espresso without an espresso machine.

 

How TO Brew Coffee with a moka pot

brewing with a moka pot coffee

The Moka pot is the closest thing to espresso you can get without an espresso machine. 

It's also a fun and interesting way to brew.

Coffee grounds are placed in the middle of the pot in a screen just over the base that holds the water. The top part where the brewed coffee ends up has a long spout into a reservoir where the brewed coffee will be held and poured from. 

Steam builds up in the closed base which forces the hot water through the compressed coffee in the middle of the pot. One of the most unique, yet simple compared to something like syphon coffee, ways of brewing I've ever seen.

Brew with a Moka pot

What you need:

  • 20g ground coffee to same grind as espresso - grind size about that of table salt
  • Moka pot
  • Grinder
  • Stove top
  • Kettle
  • Filtered Water
  • Clean kitchen towel

Process:

1. Bring water to boil in kettle

2. Fill bottom chamber to line

3. Place filter basket into brewer

4. Fill basket to a small mound with fresh ground coffee

5. Level it off with a light finger scrape and brush away and loose grinds on sides of metal basket

6. Carefully screw top on... the bottom will be hot.

7. Place pot on stove over medium heat

4. Once steam builds, you will start to see and hear the coffee come out of the spout. Watch it until it turns yellow and starts making a hissing sound; it's done. 

9. Carefully pour and do not touch the outside of the pot. Let it cool down before washing.

10. Enjoy!

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