Moka Pot

Moka Pot coffee brews a strong decoction for either black or milk-based beverage. It is perfect for milk coffee lovers. It pairs well with breakfast meals like sandwiches and can be used as a base for smoothies or keto coffee.

Ingredients for 1 cup of Moka Pot Coffee

  1. Ground Coffee (Medium Fine

  2. Hot Water (90°C - 95°C) 

Preparation of Moka Pot Coffee

  1. Fill the funnel to the brim with ground coffee leaving a clearance of 1-2 mm from the top.
  2. Level the coffee evenly with your fingers, exerting light pressure. Please take care not to tamp.
  3. Not tamping will ensure that the ground coffee swells up when hot water passes up through it
  4. If too tightly packed, the pot will either leak or worse, push the finer grinds through into the brew chamber.
  5. Fill up the lower pot with hot water till right below the valve. Preheating the water that you pour into the bottom vessel will speed up the process and prevent your coffee from burning.
  6. Once ready, place the pot on the slowest burner at the lowest flame settings. It is important that flames not come out from the sides. If you only have large flame rings or an induction, use a flat pan and keep the Moka pot on it.
  7. As soon as you start hearing a gurgling sound, lift up the lid briefly to check the brewed coffee levels. 
  8. Only when steam comes out from the chamber or there is sputtering, lift the pot immediately from the flame. Take it to the sink while allowing the bottom chamber to cool with tap water.
  9. Clean the Moka pot well. Lift the white rubber washer from the bottom of the upper chamber, remove the mesh filter, and clean the insides with soapy water from time to time.

Tips and Tricks

  • A two-cup Bialetti Moka Pot will hold exactly 100 ml of water till the pressure relief valve in the bottom chamber. The funnel holds 11-12 gm of coffee grounds, resulting in 75-80 ml of brewed coffee.
  • To avoid over extracting the coffee, rinse the Moka pot in cool water as soon as you remove it off the stove.
  • Make sure that the water level is just below the steam escape valve. If you exceed this level, the pot could leak hot water or worse, - the water will go up the funnel and wet the bottom portion of your coffee grinds, resulting in uneven extraction.

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Written by Geetu Mohnani
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