The Humble and often overlooked stovetop Moka pot can produce exceptionally tasty brews.  We’re aiming to produce a brew stronger in flavours than a filter coffee but not quite as intense as  an espresso. I will include brew ratios at the end for those interested in weighing their coffee and  water which I highly recommend if you want consistency in your brewing. 


Boil the kettle, we are going to be filling the bottom of the Moka pot with almost boiling water.  This not only speeds up the brewing process, but also prevents the metal heating up too much  and imparting a “metallic” flavour in the final brew. 

Prepare a bowl or container with cold water in it. After the brewing process is complete we are  going to submerge the bottom half of the Moka pot in cold water to rapidly cool the grounds and  metal to halt the brewing process and stop over-extraction  

Grind out desired amount of coffee. Grind size here is crucial! We are looking for a medium to find  grind, not as fine as espresso, but not as coarse as filter. Visually it should look the same size as  table salt.  


# 1 -Add the not quite boiling water to the bottom of the Moka pot, fill to just below the valve (do  not fill higher than the valve) 

# 2 - fill the basket with your freshly ground coffee and level it off with your finger 

# 3 - place basket in the Moka Pot and put the top on and screw down. Do not over tighten your  Moka Pot, this will wear the rubber seal down much faster 

# 4 - place your Moka Pot on a medium heat with the lid open so you can see the extraction  process 

# 5 - I like to take my Moka Pot off the heat when about 4/5ths of the original water volume has  been extracted, and I then immediately place it into a bath of cool water to stop any over  extraction or “burnt” flavours developing 


Pour into your favourite coffee mug and enjoy! You can dilute the brew with hot water if you would  like a weaker brew that lasts a bit longer or drink it straight up! 





1 cup 

7.5 grams 

50 mls

3 cup 

30 grams 

200 mls

6 cup 

45 grams 

300 mls

9 cup 

80 grams 

550 mls

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