A moka pot is a stovetop coffee maker that brews a concentrated, strong, espresso-like shot that can be cut with water or milk depending on your preferred level of bitterness in your brew. While it cannot technically be classified as espresso, flavour-wise a moka pot can get you pretty close to the real deal at home and at a fraction of the cost.
- Bring water to boil and remove from heat.
- Add the water to fill in the bottom part of the moka pot. Add the ground coffee to the filter basket till completely filled and level with a spoon. The amount will vary according to the capacity of the pot. Then insert the filter basket into the brewer bottom and take care to screw the bottom and top together tightly.
- Put the moka pot on the stove on moderate heat, leaving the top lid open.
- In a few minutes, coffee will start bubbling out with the pressure of the steam created in the bottom chamber. When this happens remove the pot from the stove and place on a cold towel or run under cold tap water to stop over extraction.
- As soon as the coffee stops bubbling out, pour it into cups and cut with water, milk or have as is.