Stovetop

STOVETOP BREW GUIDE

The humble and often overlooked Stovetop/Moka Pot can produce exceptionally tasty brews. We’re aiming to produce a brew stronger in flavour than a filter coffee but not quite as intense as an espresso.

We’ve included multiple brew ratios to encourage you to weigh your coffee and water. If you treat your stovetop process with care you will be rewarded!

ESSENTIAL GEAR

  • Stovetop
  • Cook Top
  • Dosing Cup
  • Scales
  • Grinder
  • Bowl (for cold water)
  • Coffee beans
  • Filtered water (trust us it’s worth it!)

Coffee brewing table with stovetop

STARTING RECIPE

MOKA POT SIZE 

COFFEE WEIGHT 

WATER IN 

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

 

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

LETS BREW!

  1. Prepare a bowl or container with enough cold water to submerge the bottom part of your stovetop
    1. 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
  2. Boil the kettle and place the stovetop on your scales. Tare the scales.
  3. Remove the top of your stovetop along with the basket and add the desired amount of not quite boiling water (wait 30 seconds off the boil) to the bottom of the Moka pot, make sure to not fill higher than the valve.
    1. 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

Person pouring water into Stovetop coffee maker

  1. Weigh the desired amount of coffee and grind fresh. Add to the basket, level it off with your finger and place the basket in the Moka Pot.

person pouring ground coffee into stoevtop on scales

IMAGE 0R0A9114 ARE WE GOING TO SAY USE FILTER PAPER OR WATER

Person placing wet filter paper into the stovetop coffee brewer

  1. Put the top on and screw down. Do not over tighten your Moka Pot, this will wear the rubber seal down

Person screwing top of stovetop onto bottom part of the stovetop

  1. Place your Moka Pot on a medium heat with the lid open so you can see the extraction process!
  2. Remove the Moka Pot off the heat when about 4/5ths of the original water volume has been extracted, then immediately place it into a bath of cool water to stop any over extraction or “burnt” flavours developing. Do not wait until the liquid is bubbling as that will create an over extracted and burnt brew
  3. 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!

Person pouring coffee into a ceramic mug

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