A tiny moka pot lives in nine out of ten Italian homes. While it is not quite as strong as espresso, it is the closest you can get without a fancy & pressurized machine.

Brewing Time
4 minutes

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Step 1 | Fill Water

Fill the bottom half of moka pot with water; always fill it up to the bottom of the safety valve.

Step 2 | Measure Coffee Grounds

Grind 20 grams of coffee (3 tbsp) as fine as table salt. Fill the filter basket with the ground coffee, slightly mounded, and gently tap it to make sure the bed is completely flat. Now insert it into the bottom compartment.

Step 3 | Screw On

Screw on the pot’s upper part to the bottom compartment.

Step 4 | Heat Up

Place the pot on a heater to medium heat. When the water in the bottom chamber approaches a boil, the pressure will push a stream of coffee slowly through the upper chamber.

Step 5 | Serve & Enjoy

When the pot gives a hissing or bubbling sound, coffee is done. Enjoy!

NOTE: If your coffee explodes upward, your water is too hot and turn your flame down. If it burbles lethargically, turn up your flame.