Brewing Guide - Stove Top
What it is:
A stove-top coffee maker that pushes hot water through the coffee grounds under steam pressure - very similar to espresso.
Invented in Italy in 1933 - Bialetti still produce this with over 200 million manufactured to date.
A medium to dark roast with low acidity such as our Signature Blend or an earthy Sumatran.
Quite fine but not powder. Grind midway between Filter and Espresso
How much coffee:
How long it should brew:
How to brew:
- Boil 300ml of water.
- Grind 24 grams of coffee.
- Remove the filter-basket and pour the boiled water into the bottom chamber. It should touch, but not cover, the valve.
- Put as much of the 24 grams of coffee in the filter-basket as possible, then settle the grinds by tapping the base of the basket on the table top. Now add the remaining coffee. Do not tamp (compress) the coffee - you aren't brewing espresso.
- Place the full filter basket back into the bottom chamber.
- Use a cloth to hold the bottom chamber while you screw on the top chamber.
- Put the Moka Pot on the stove.
- Watch the brew and remove from the heat when the coffee starts to blonde.
- Pour out straight away. Do not leave in the chamber.
- Warm, not boil, some whole milk and add to the coffee or lengthen with some hot water.
Why we like it:
The Moka pot or Bialetti comes close to espresso type coffee without the need for expensive equipment.